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Aroha17 Film Festival

Mika Haka Foundation (MHF) are hosting a diversity-themed film festival evening as part of our arts Festival of Ideas, Aroha’17 + Auckland Pride Festival. Join us for a red carpet experience greeted by Celebs, movie goodies, short and feature LGBT, human rights and psychological thrilling films, plus a complimentary glass of No.1 cuvee, half time performances, pop-up exhibits; Mana-Mannequins and much more...

From over 2,000 submissions from across the globe, emerging filmmakers and curator mentors selected the final 20 shorts for this year’s Shorts line-up. Two cinemas, film submissions from 6 countries judged best in diversity, arthouse feature film prelude world premiere starring NZ Academy Award nominated actress, Keisha Castle-Hughes - hosted by JT Entertainment and MC’d by Youtube sensation Kris Fox.

Part of the Mika Haka Foundation Aroha17 festival of ideas; the quirkiest arts festival New Zealand’s ever seen, jam-packed this summer with films, interactive web and TV series, limited time online season of shows. We’ve got R&B, cabaret, pop, soul and Te Reo music and contemporary dance world premiere performances, clubbing & house parties, plus diversity events; all are welcome!  Purchase a FESTIVAL COMBO ticket to gain entry to all Aroha17 ticketed events!

Diversity and human rights are the basis of this year’s Aroha Film Festival selection, curated by rangatahi Māori. For full screening itinerary, visit our website or pick up a program.

Rating: R15