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Hiona Henare

Director



last update 2020-03-11
AlumBerlin 2020Berlin 2014Short Form Station 2014
CountryNew Zealand

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Hiona’s films carry a host of awards including the ​Audience Choice Award and B​est Actress Award​ at the 2010 Wairoa Māori Film Festival. She has received the N​ZFC Huia Publishers Pikihuia Highly Commended Script Award;​ the S​outhseas NZ student film award​ for Best Film Production and the ​Australian Solid screen award​ for Contribution to Screen Arts. In 2019 Hiona received the B​est International Indigenous Documentary Award​ at the Wairoa Māori Film Festival. Hiona’s new documentary Ruahine: Stories In Her Skin premiered at the 2019 Asinabka Film, Media & Arts Festival in Ottawa and will also screen at FIFO Tahiti in 2020. Hiona represented Māori filmmakers at Berlinale Talents in 2014 and the international Interdoc Documentary Masterclass in Serbia in 2016. She was a participant of the 2018 DEGNZ Women director's incubator. And in February Hiona will return to Berlinale Talents 2020 as an Alumni filmmaker. She is currently in script development for her first dramatic feature length film "K​urahaupō​" (H​alo Around The Moon), based on the story of Tahitian navigator, Whatonga, and his wife Hotuwaipara.

Filmography

image of I Am Paradise
I Am Paradise
Drama
2019
18 min
Short Form Station 2014



image of Ruahine: Stories In Her Skin
Ruahine: Stories In Her Skin
Documentary
2019
38 min



image of Native In Nuhaka
Native In Nuhaka
Documentary
2017
14 min



image of Spirit Womon
Spirit Womon
Documentary
2017
28 min



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