Through Our Lens

Project Name: Through Our Lens

Funding Recipient: Maoriland Charitable Trust

Activity: for an indigenous youth peer-to-peer workshop initiative supporting collaboration and strong networks for youth Māori filmmakers and fostering future leaders and diverse screen voices.

Outcome: By September 2021, Through Our Lens had travelled to nine Indigenous communities throughout the Pacific and to Taiwan and Finland with 27 rangatahi Māori actively involved in delivering workshops to over 200 Indigenous youth producing 25 short films. These films present a wide range of youth experiences and Indigenous identities. Of the rangatahi Māori involved in Through Our Lens, eleven are now working in the industry, while 14 continue education towards a career in film and the creative arts.

Annual Focus: Education and Screen Content

Country: New Zealand

Amount Funded: $50,000

Status: Completed

Contact Us


Level 1, 140 Myrtle Street
Chippendale NSW 2008


Phone: +61 2 8038 1300

New Zealand

NZ Freephone: 0800 44 2348


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