Ngā Aho Whakaari Māori in Screen (NAW) is a legacy, not-for-profit organisation driven by a vision of cultural excellence, self-determination, and indigenous-led solutions by influential Māori in the screen industry.
Our mission is to actively support the global screen industries by uplifting tangata whenua & Indigenous creatives in advocating for their unique perspectives, narratives, and artistic expressions. We strive to strengthen the world where cultural appreciation thrives and authenticity is valued to empower excellence.
Whakamana: Empowering Māori in Screen
Whakatika: Advocacy for Māori in Screen
Whakanuia: Celebrating Māori in Screen
Advocate for equitable representation, opportunities, and recognition for Māori storytellers on screen.
Strengthen the capacity and resilience of Māori screen practitioners through support systems from leadership to newcomers.
Promote collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and innovation within the Māori screen industry.
From awards to sponsorships we celebrate our people and their work wherever possible.
Strive for global outreach and connection, amplifying the voices of Māori storytellers worldwide, fostering cultural exchanges, and inspiring a global audience with the cultural excellence and authenticity of Māori storytelling.
Meet some of the people who make up the Ngā Aho Whakaari Māori in Screen network.
Pitch your short film idea for the Ngā Aho Shorts 2024-2025 season! Proudly supported by
Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission, Te Māngai Pāho and NZ On Air.
Ngā Whakaue o Ngā Aho Whakaari Māori in Screen: Kura Reo
Madeleine Hakaraia De Young
Kirstin Te Wao-Edmonds
Ngā Aho Whakaari Māori in Screen is a non-profit organisation which began in 1996 with the purpose of empowering Māori professionals to thrive in screen industries.