Ahead of its 2015 edition, the Wairoa Maori Film Festival is prepping a crowdfunding campaign to seek support to bring the old and the new to this year’s festival.
The campaign hopes to raise funds to assist recognised industry stalwarts and new filmmakers alike to attend, with the intention of sharing the love and encouraging the next generation.
So far Wairoa has made early announcements of 2015 titles, led by Lennie Hill and Darren Simmonds’ feature Umbrella Man.
Also announced was Rachel Anson’s doco Genome, which plays in the Local Legacies shorts programme at this year’s Doc Edge Festival later this month.
Four shorts were announced: ,Tihini Grant’s Elevation, Mike Jonathon’s Ow, What?, Ryan Alexander Lloyd’s Tama and Tim Worrall’s Tits On A Bull.
The festival is partnering with Borneo’s Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival (KKIFF)to present last year’s Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts programme from the NZIFF. The KKIFF Film Festival starts the same weekend as Wairoa, and runs 31 May – 11 June.
Wairoa runs 29 May – 1 June.