Residents in Kaipara are being invited to enter the Northland Matariki Short Film competition.
The competition is a joint initiative of the ANZAC Theatre in Dargaville, Te Puni Kōriri and Creative Northland, and has been launched to celebrate NZ’s first national celebration of Matariki.
A Creative Northland spokesperson says the judges will be looking for creative films, fresh new concepts and intriguing scripts.
“This is a chance for ordinary people to be inspired by Matariki and capture what it means to them,” they say. “Schools are very welcome to enter as well.”
Films are to be between five and seven minutes long, with an underlying Matariki theme and must be suitable for all age groups.
There are three categories – tamariki (up to 12 years), rangatahi (13 to 18 years) and open (19-plus years). There will also be a special prize for the use of te reo Māori.
Prizes range from $500 to $1000 for the open event
It is free to enter and entries close on July 31.
To enter, visit: www.creativenorthland.com/matariki-film-competition-2022