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Māori and Pasifika Pathways

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Kia ora. Talofa. Are you a Māori or Pasifika filmmaker with a story to tell? The Film Commission values cultural diversity and wants to help more Māori and Pasifika filmmakers find pathways to bring their stories to life.  

Our key staff invovled in assisting with Māori and Pasifika stories are karen Waaka-Tibble, Jasmin McSweeney, Paul Fagamalo, Mechele Harron and Tracey Brown. Feel free to contact any one of these staff members with enquiries realted to Māori and/or Pasifika stories. We want to help you make great Māori and Pasifika films for global audiences. 


Funds in this funding programme

  • He Ara Development Fund

    Project Development Funding, Feature Film Funding, Māori and Pasifika pathways

    The He Ara Development Fund supports established filmmakers to tell authentic and exciting Māori and Pasifika stories on screen. 

    Early Development
    Advanced Development
  • Strategic Training Fund

    Funding the future - Interactive and Virtual Reality, Talent Development, Māori and Pasifika pathways, Industry Support
    The Strategic Training Fund partners with organisations to deliver effective training and skills development.
  • Te Rautaki Māori Feature Film Initiative

    Production Funding, Māori and Pasifika pathways

    This unique investment initiative has been created to attract and encourage new and emerging Māori voices, as well as promote authentic representation of Māori characters, stories, places, history and culture and support high quality films

    Equity Investment
Last updated: 
Monday, 20 November 2017

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