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Wairoa Maori Film Festival Prizes

Published: Mon 13 Jun 2005 09:54 AM
PRESS RELEASE: SUNDAY JUNE 12 2005
WAIROA MAORI FILM FESTIVAL PRIZES
The Wairoa Maori Film Festival Awards Night was held on Saturday June 4 2005. This is the official press release summarising the results of the Festival Prize Ceremony:
(1) SPONSOR: FESTIVAL PATRONS
INDIGENOUS ENTRY:
Runners-Up:
• Raven Tales, Directors Chris Kientz & Simon James
• Estos Delores Somos, Director Roberto Olivares
Prize to:
• TE TOA ANIWANIWA, Director & Producer Robert Pouwhare
LONG DOCUMENTARY (AOTEAROA):
Runners-Up:
• Hikoi Inside Out, Director Kay Elmes, Producer Aroha Shelford
• Hone Tuwhare: The Return Home, Director & Producer Michelle McGregor
Prize to:
• TUHOE: A HISTORY OF RESISTANCE, Director & Producer Robert Pouwhare
SHORT DOCUMENTARY (AOTEAROA):
Runners-Up:
• Passion & Conflict, Director & Producer Tony Burt
• Turangawaewae: A Place to Stand, Director Steven Mahoney, Producer Julian McCarthy
Prize to:
• BUY CULTURALISM, Director & Producer Mark Sweeney (Wellington High School)
BEST DRAMATIC SHORT (AOTEAROA):
Runners-Up:
• Kerosene Creek, Director Michael Bennett, Producer Catherine Shelford
• Tama Tu, Director Taika Waititi, Producers Cliff Curtis & Ainsley Gardiner
Prize to:
• TWO CARS, ONE NIGHT, Director Taika Waititi, Producers Ainsley Gardiner &
Catherine Fitzgerald
FEATURE PRIZE:
• WHALE RIDER, Director Niki Caro
(2) SPONSOR: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ALL ROADS FILM PROJECT
FESTIVAL SPECIAL RECOMMENDATION:
The following four films will be recommended for special inclusion to the National Geographic All Roads Film Festival, to be held in Washington DC and Los Angeles, USA, in September 2005:
• Buy Culturalism, Director Mark Sweeney, Producer Mark Sweeney, Wellington High School
• Kerosene Creek, Short Film, Director Michael Bennett, Producer Catherine Fitzgerald
• Passion & Conflict, Short Documentary, Director Tony Burt
• The Little Things, Short Film, Director Reina Webster, Producer Catherine Fitzgerald
FESTIVAL PRIZE:
• PEAR TA MA ‘ON MAF / THE LAND HAS EYES, Feature, Dir.Vilsoni Hereniko, Rotuma, Fiji
The Festival Judges were Cliff Curtis, Merata Mita and Tania Cotter. Leo Koziol was jury mediator. Judges exempted themselves from the categories within which they were entrants. The Feature Prize was awarded by the Festival Judges as Audience Award judging process was not implemented due to circumstances beyond Festival control. No correspondence will be entered into.
ENDS

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