The Orator (O Le Tulafale) submitted for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars

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An Academy approved Selection Committee announced today that The Orator (O Le Tulafale) has been submitted for consideration as Best Foreign Language Film for the 84th Academy Awards in Febuary. The Samoan language feature film funded by the New Zealand Film Commission, was written and directed by debut feature film maker Tusi Tamasese. The Academy [ Read More ]

2011 Wairoa Maori Film Festival

The 2011 Wairoa Maori Film Festival was drawn to an impressive close at a packed awards ceremony at Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka. And the winners are… Best Actor – Short Film (Aotearoa Audience Award) HARLEN HOANI THOMPSON IN “KORO’S MEDAL” DIRECTED BY JAMES BARR Best Male Actor – Feature Film (2011 Aotearoa Drama) RANGIMOANA TAYLOR IN [ Read More ]

Tune in to Maori TV to watch ‘The Tuamanator’

New Zealand’s national indigenous broadcaster, Maori Television, will present exclusive, live and free-to-air coverage of David ‘Tuamanator’ Tua’s next fight in his campaign to take out the champioworld heavyweight championship title this Sunday July 18 from midday.

New Maori Language TV channel to launch in March 2008

March 2008 will be a milestone for M?ori Television in more ways than one. As well as hosting the first ever World Indigenous Television Broadcasting Conference, New Zealand’s national indigenous broadcaster will launch a new channel entirely in the M?ori language at the conference gala dinner on Friday March 28, 2008. The event will also [ Read More ]

International Indigenous Broadcast Award Announced

New Zealand’s national indigenous broadcaster, Maori Television, is launching a Lifetime Achievement Award for Indigenous Television Broadcasting – Te Rerenga Tahi. The award will be presented at the gala dinner of the inaugural World Indigenous Television Broadcasting Conference to be held in Auckland from March 26-28 2008. Media accreditation has now opened for the three-day [ Read More ]

Taiwanese TV Head to address indigenous broadcasters

The president and chief executive of the Public Television Service (PTS) of Taiwan, Yuan-hui Hu, will join an esteemed line-up of featured guest speakers at the first ever gathering of indigenous television leaders from throughout the world. Online registrations are now open for the inaugural World Indigenous Television Broadcasting Conference to be hosted by Maori [ Read More ]

Call for Entries for Maori & Indigenous Film Festival

The organisers of the 3rd Wairoa Maori & Indigenous Film Festival are proud to announce the dates of next year’s festival, and to open Call for Entries for Maori film-makers in Aotearoa and indigenous film-makers around the world. In 2008, the festival will return to the Matariki Queen’s Birthday Weekend, with the event occuring from [ Read More ]

Another NZ Short Film selected for Venice

Cargo New Zealand Short Film A second New Zealand short film has been selected for competition of the 64th edition of the Venice Film Festival. Cargo, a short film written and directed by a New Zealander and shot in Prague will have its world premiere with Coffee & Allah at the prestigious festival this month. [ Read More ]