Submissions Open

Tāhuhu Stories is now accepting short submissions by Tai Tamariki Māori aged 16 to 26 years to participate in a documentary filmmaking kaupapa in Te Tai Tokerau.

Be among the first rōpu of Tai Tamariki Māori to participate in this new kaupapa sharing your story in a short documentary film.

This is a fee-free kaupapa for new Tai Tamariki Māori storytellers who want to pursue a career as a filmmaker while telling stories that showcase who they are and where they come from.

Submissions Guidelines 2021

Ancestry links us to our past. It enables us to develop a better understanding of the world in which we live. After an extraordinary year, Tāhuhu Stories will enable new voices to reimagine and reinvigorate their cultural narratives.

Although ancestry is the main theme of this kaupapa, story ideas by Tai Tamariki that are original, bold, and brave are encouraged. They will be current/contemporary stories exploring a kaupapa that connects people to community, place, or the world around them.

Outstanding short documentaries focus on an extraordinary narrative that explores a central kaupapa. They are captivating to watch, often with an interesting character drawing in the audience.


Download a submission form and send it to [email protected] no later than 4pm, Monday 30th August 2021.