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Māori and Pacific Island Pathways

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

Our key staff invovled in assisting with Māori and Pacific Island 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 Pacific Island stories. We want to help you make great Māori and Pacific Island films for global audiences. 

 

Funds in this funding programme

  • He Ara Development Fund

    Project Development Funding, Feature Film Funding, Māori and Pacific Island pathways

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

    Early Development
    Advanced Development
    Grant
  • Strategic Training Fund

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

    Production Funding, Māori and Pacific Island 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

    Production
    Equity Investment
  • Te Aupounamu The Māori Screen Excellence Award

    Talent Development, Māori and Pacific Island pathways

    Te Aupounamu The Māori Screen Excellence Award has been established alongside Te Rautaki Māori o Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga; the New Zealand Film Commission’s Māori Strategy.

    Grant
  • He Pounamu Te Reo Māori Feature Film Initiative

    Production Funding, Māori and Pacific Island pathways

    He Pounamu Te Reo Māori Feature Film Initiative is an annual fund for the production of narrative feature films in Te Reo Māori.

    Production
    Equity Investment
  • Ngā Pouwhenua Joint Indigenous Initiative

    Project Development Funding, Production Funding, Short Film Funding, Māori and Pacific Island pathways

    2020 marks the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s maiden voyage to the Pacific, New Zealand and Australia and the advent of colonisation in the region. 

    Early Development
    Advanced Development
    Production
    Grant
Last updated: 
Monday, 20 November 2017

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