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Wairoa finds 2015 winners

Gaylene Preston delivered the keynote address to a packed house at Wairoa’s reopened Gaiety Cinema as the Maori Film Awards were handed out on the weekend.

Tits on a Bull

Three-time winner Tits on a Bull

Tim Worrall’s short Tits on a Bull, featuring veteran NZ actor Roy Billing, was the stand-out winner. The film took three of the four prizes on offer for shorts, including the trip to Tahiti to present the film at the T-Tahiti festival.

Last year Worrall was one of the filmmakers selected for the inaugural Loading Docs, making The Road to Whakarae.

The event also saw the launch of Hawaiiki Hou, a congress of Maori film festivals.

The winners were:

Aotearoa Short Film – Best Actor (AUDIENCE Award)
Timoti Tiakiwai, Ow What? by Mike Jonathon

Aotearoa Short Film – Best Actress (AUDIENCE Award)
Maria Walker, Tits On A Bull by Tim Worrall

T-Tahiti Prize (RETURN Business Class Flight To Tahiti On Air Tahiti)
Tits On A Bull by Tim Worrall

Aotearoa Short Film – Best Short Film (AUDIENCE Award)
Tits On A Bull by Tim Worrall

WIFT Mana Wahine Award
Chelsea Winstanley

International Indigenous Prize
Black Panther Woman by Rachel Perkins

Mana Wairoa Award for Overall Best Entry & Advancement of Indigenous Rights
The Confessions Of Prisoner T – The Teina Pora Story by Michael Bennett

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