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Uapoifalemalu

Our aunties, mothers, grandmothers - our tinā. The women around us: they raise us, they nurture us, they teach us, they care for us and care for each other.

Our aunties, mothers, grandmothers - our tinā. The women around us: they raise us, they nurture us, they teach us, they care for us and care for each other.

S... One Carries

An adult son returns home to India from California, and must confront an awkward intimacy while caring for his aged father.

An adult son returns home to India from California, and must confront an awkward intimacy while caring for his aged father.

2D Love

A young Kiwi fed up with dating falls in love with a two-dimensional character from his favourite anime show.

A young Kiwi fed up with dating falls in love with a two-dimensional character from his favourite anime show.

Cleaver

A young man begins to unravel from the stress of living next to a family stuck in a violent relationship.

A young man begins to unravel from the stress of living next to a family stuck in a violent relationship.

Fragmentary

Two teens in an earthquake damaged city go on a journey to rediscover the life in the cracks.

Two teens in an earthquake damaged city go on a journey to rediscover the life in the cracks.

I Am Waru

A solo father is driven by his dark past to find an alternative way of parenting and discovers an answer in his Māori roots.

A solo father is driven by his dark past to find an alternative way of parenting and discovers an answer in his Māori roots.

Super Special

In the midst of her first period, a quiet resilient young girl must choose between a surprise for her beloved little brother or buying pads for herself.

In the midst of her first period, a quiet resilient young girl must choose between a surprise for her beloved little brother or buying pads for herself.

When We Speak

Three young poets navigate their identity through spoken word poetry.

Three young poets navigate their identity through spoken word poetry.

Sons of Blackbird

As history trickles down the bloodlines and onto the production line, spoken word poem Blackbird speaks to the struggles of the minimum wage labour.

As history trickles down the bloodlines and onto the production line, spoken word poem Blackbird speaks to the struggles of the minimum wage labour.

Bloom

A young New Zealander and her mother live with grief in a toxic environment - can the river and their relationship be saved?

A young New Zealander and her mother live with grief in a toxic environment - can the river and their relationship be saved?

A Life Like This

A young New Zealander and his father explore their family's refugee story as survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime.

A young New Zealander and his father explore their family's refugee story as survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime.

The Social

Finn, desperate to escape his nightmarish high school disco, finds an unlikely safe-haven in the boys' bathroom. When confronted with harsh reality he is forced to make a heart-breaking sacrifice.

Finn, desperate to escape his nightmarish high school disco, finds an unlikely safe-haven in the boys' bathroom. When confronted with harsh reality he is forced to make a heart-breaking sacrifice.

Tamaloa

A New Zealand-born Samoan professional rugby player reflects on what truly shaped him to be the man and father he is today while living on the other side of the world with his young family.

A New Zealand-born Samoan professional rugby player reflects on what truly shaped him to be the man and father he is today while living on the other side of the world with his young family.

Delivery

A love story gone awry, about a lonely food deliveryman who falls in love with a customer.

A love story gone awry, about a lonely food deliveryman who falls in love with a customer.

One Day

A intimate portrait of a young mother who becomes trapped in her bathroom battling an uncontrollable attack of OCD.

A intimate portrait of a young mother who becomes trapped in her bathroom battling an uncontrollable attack of OCD.

Pet Day

Two horse loving best friends are confused by their step-dad's emotional reaction when they bring home a gift from their teacher.

Two horse loving best friends are confused by their step-dad's emotional reaction when they bring home a gift from their teacher.

800 Lunches

When a seven-year-old new migrant is ostracised at school for his homeland-style lunches, he chooses to eat alone - and starts to resent his mother's cooking.

When a seven-year-old new migrant is ostracised at school for his homeland-style lunches, he chooses to eat alone - and starts to resent his mother's cooking.

Coast

A young woman in a desperate situation finds unexpected compassion on a remote stretch of coastline.

A young woman in a desperate situation finds unexpected compassion on a remote stretch of coastline.

Each to Their Own

A grieving suburban teenage girl attempts to escape her family by allowing herself to be drawn into a charismatic church.

A grieving suburban teenage girl attempts to escape her family by allowing herself to be drawn into a charismatic church.

Drop Down Globe

Shakespeare as you've never seen her: remixed, remastered, and rediscovered.

Shakespeare as you've never seen her: remixed, remastered, and rediscovered.

Foodie

Flo's love for her new home is tested when her papa changes the menu at his traditional Chinese restaurant.

Flo's love for her new home is tested when her papa changes the menu at his traditional Chinese restaurant.

Repugnant

Grace must prove to the world that her pray-away-the-gay dog therapy works by trying to "cure" Fergis the pug of his homosexuality.

Grace must prove to the world that her pray-away-the-gay dog therapy works by trying to "cure" Fergis the pug of his homosexuality.

Do You Like Me Like This?

A girl is waiting for her bus in suburbia when a boy comes along. An unconventional romance unfolds as the girl tries to get his attention.

A girl is waiting for her bus in suburbia when a boy comes along. An unconventional romance unfolds as the girl tries to get his attention.

Run Rabbit

Having lost almost everything he has known, a young refugee begins his future in a provincial New Zealand town.

Having lost almost everything he has known, a young refugee begins his future in a provincial New Zealand town.

Baby?

Isabelle is determined not to spend her 65th birthday alone. She invites herself into the home of a neighbour, a struggling mum in the middle of a nervous breakdown.

Isabelle is determined not to spend her 65th birthday alone. She invites herself into the home of a neighbour, a struggling mum in the middle of a nervous breakdown.

My Friend Michael Jones

MJ is a teenage boy with OCD living in Ōtara, New Zealand. An inspiring story of friendship that connects Pasifika culture, LGBTQI awareness, overcoming bullying and anxiety disorder.

MJ is a teenage boy with OCD living in Ōtara, New Zealand. An inspiring story of friendship that connects Pasifika culture, LGBTQI awareness, overcoming bullying and anxiety disorder.

Disorder

An intimate insight into the perspectives of New Zealanders who have lived with disordered eating.

An intimate insight into the perspectives of New Zealanders who have lived with disordered eating.

The Promise of Piha

A young Samoan man has been chosen as the next leader of his community, but first he must confess his true desire.

A young Samoan man has been chosen as the next leader of his community, but first he must confess his true desire.

Sail Away

Kevin works in a sardine factory, but dreams of becoming a sailor. He begins to build a fantastical boat in his backyard, much to the disdain of his family and friends.

Kevin works in a sardine factory, but dreams of becoming a sailor. He begins to build a fantastical boat in his backyard, much to the disdain of his family and friends.

Tama

During a fraught car trip, Tama, a deaf Maori boy, must rise up to confront his family. The story culminates in an electrifying silent performance of the haka.

During a fraught car trip, Tama, a deaf Maori boy, must rise up to confront his family. The story culminates in an electrifying silent performance of the haka.

Stranger

A five-year-old boy is haunted by a silent masked monster as he tries to locate his missing father.

A five-year-old boy is haunted by a silent masked monster as he tries to locate his missing father.

Moving

In the wake of a painful break up a group of friends band together to help the former couple move out of their old room.

In the wake of a painful break up a group of friends band together to help the former couple move out of their old room.

ANNA

Anna is a young woman on the Autism spectrum. When someone takes her seat on the bus, she must cope with this unexpected change in her routine.

Anna is a young woman on the Autism spectrum. When someone takes her seat on the bus, she must cope with this unexpected change in her routine.

Puoro

A story following the journey of Jerome Kavanagh, a young Maori practitioner of taonga puoro (traditional instruments used in sacred, ritual and healing ceremonies) as he revives ancient ancestral practices in our contemporary world.

A story following the journey of Jerome Kavanagh, a young Maori practitioner of taonga puoro (traditional instruments used in sacred, ritual and healing ceremonies) as he revives ancient ancestral practices in our contemporary world.

Laundry

A happily married woman (Aidee Walker), with a busy family life, struggles to find an intimate moment with her partner. She discovers orgasmic pleasure in an unlikely place.

A happily married woman (Aidee Walker), with a busy family life, struggles to find an intimate moment with her partner. She discovers orgasmic pleasure in an unlikely place.

Break In The Weather

Jamie unexpectedly finds herself being the live-in nurse for the person she despises most – her father. Can the pop hits of the 90s help her overcome the betrayal from her past?

Jamie unexpectedly finds herself being the live-in nurse for the person she despises most – her father. Can the pop hits of the 90s help her overcome the betrayal from her past?

He Takatāpui Ahau

When encouraged to return to their Marae, a gentle non-binary person decides to go back to their tūrangawaewae despite uncertainty that they’ll be accepted for who they are.

When encouraged to return to their Marae, a gentle non-binary person decides to go back to their tūrangawaewae despite uncertainty that they’ll be accepted for who they are.

Wait

This award winning short film tells the story of a Chinese migrant family in 1980s New Zealand that is at the point of breaking apart.

This award winning short film tells the story of a Chinese migrant family in 1980s New Zealand that is at the point of breaking apart.

Motel

A lonely rural motelier befriends one of her guests. For one night, the lives of someone who can't move, and another who can't stop intersect.

A lonely rural motelier befriends one of her guests. For one night, the lives of someone who can't move, and another who can't stop intersect.

Charmer

A single woman in her fifties has a rocky first date with a disagreeable bachelor.

A single woman in her fifties has a rocky first date with a disagreeable bachelor.

Late

It’s a moment of nostalgia for a father and son as they try to make amends at the mudflats. But is it too late?

It’s a moment of nostalgia for a father and son as they try to make amends at the mudflats. But is it too late?

Fract

A teenage outcast discovers the cast on her broken arm can be a way to make new friends.

A teenage outcast discovers the cast on her broken arm can be a way to make new friends.

The World In Your Window

Eight-year-old Jesse is stuck in a tiny caravan with his grief stricken father, until his accidental friendship with a V8-driving transsexual unlocks the means for their liberation.

Eight-year-old Jesse is stuck in a tiny caravan with his grief stricken father, until his accidental friendship with a V8-driving transsexual unlocks the means for their liberation.

Tree

One evening Alisi climbs a huge tree and won’t come down. As night falls and we discover her secret, Alisi must decide whether to bow to tradition or find a new path - with or without her family.

One evening Alisi climbs a huge tree and won’t come down. As night falls and we discover her secret, Alisi must decide whether to bow to tradition or find a new path - with or without her family.

Taiao

Taiao explores how and why we use Aotearoa’s natural environment the way we do, presenting a snapshot of the times we live in without spoken word.

Taiao explores how and why we use Aotearoa’s natural environment the way we do, presenting a snapshot of the times we live in without spoken word.

Sybil's Psychic Hotline

In this dark comedy, Con decides that the perfect way to cheer up her depressed and bedridden partner Bella is to call a clairvoyant phone line.

In this dark comedy, Con decides that the perfect way to cheer up her depressed and bedridden partner Bella is to call a clairvoyant phone line.

Twenty One Points

Josh Thomson and Robyn Malcolm star in this buddy movie about a grown man, his imaginary friend, and his mum who are all having a particularly challenging day.

Josh Thomson and Robyn Malcolm star in this buddy movie about a grown man, his imaginary friend, and his mum who are all having a particularly challenging day.

Blue Ecks

When countless new tenants show up in his apartment, introverted Blue Ecks fights to preserve his privacy and keep his cactus alive.

When countless new tenants show up in his apartment, introverted Blue Ecks fights to preserve his privacy and keep his cactus alive.

Waitress

A waitress finds herself unable to speak up when put in a harmful situation by a customer in a position of power.

A waitress finds herself unable to speak up when put in a harmful situation by a customer in a position of power.

Zinzan

A rugby-mad father fears his son might not be recruited into the national Under 20's team when he insists on bringing his boyfriend to practice.

A rugby-mad father fears his son might not be recruited into the national Under 20's team when he insists on bringing his boyfriend to practice.

Serving

A young lawyer is asked to serve legal documents in a case she knows nothing about and realises she might be more culpable than she hoped.

A young lawyer is asked to serve legal documents in a case she knows nothing about and realises she might be more culpable than she hoped.

Alice?

A starry-eyed plus size teenager actively reimagines the world around her as she experiences first love and first heartbreak.

A starry-eyed plus size teenager actively reimagines the world around her as she experiences first love and first heartbreak.

Mekeni

An unexpected encounter connects a Filipino-Kiwi daughter and her migrant father, causing them to confront their ongoing grief in the face of impending further loss.

An unexpected encounter connects a Filipino-Kiwi daughter and her migrant father, causing them to confront their ongoing grief in the face of impending further loss.

Fire in Cardboard City

When a city made entirely from cardboard catches fire, it is up to the local fire chief and his brave deputies to save its citizens from impending doom.

When a city made entirely from cardboard catches fire, it is up to the local fire chief and his brave deputies to save its citizens from impending doom.

A Peek Inside The CHCH Internet Troll Agency

Through a family connection our documentary crew were granted special access into the Christchurch branch of the top-secret Social Cyberspace Agency on the condition that it would not be released for two years… It has now been two years.

Through a family connection our documentary crew were granted special access into the Christchurch branch of the top-secret Social Cyberspace Agency on the condition that it would not be released for two years… It has now been two years.

Straight Outta Covid

Two kids post Covid lockdown discuss what matters most... to them! A charming, funny and socially distanced playdate.

Two kids post Covid lockdown discuss what matters most... to them! A charming, funny and socially distanced playdate.

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