Welcome to the home of Pacific Islanders in Film & Television, the association of Pacific film and television makers mainly based in Aotearoa.

PIFT seeks to network and engage with Pacific creators in the moving image industry, provide platforms and pathways for development and represent makers in wider industry and governmental or regulatory forums.

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South Auckland Short Film Workshop 2017

Script to Screen, Ngā Aho Whakaari and PIFT present the 2017 South Auckland Short Film Workshop – a free two-day workshop that will give you everything you need to know to make a short film. Over one weekend, four experienced filmmakers will guide you through each...

Siapo Cinema 2017 Wrap

Siapo Cinema 2017 celebrates the people and culture of the Pacific with a vibrant festival of feature films, short films, music, documentaries, panel discussions and archival film compilations along with live performances and creative activities. The festival kicked...

The Community Hub Consultation Clubhouse

From the NZ Film Commission Mt. Albert Senior Citizens Hall, Auckland 21 October at 18:30–21:30 Let's get together in a senior citizens hall and talk about a space for filmmakers between the ages of 18 and 35. This is no frills, just chat, so come along and feed into...

PIFT AGM ’17

It's that time of year again. PIFT is holding its Annual General Meeting and you're invited to have your say, nominate to the board or just come along to say hi. When: Saturday 4th November Where: Mangere Arts Centre, Ngā Tohu o Uenuku Time: 530pm - 630pm PIFT has...

Young Creators: Before You Say Yes to Web Series

From DEGNZ, the Directors and Editors Guild NZ Get more control over your career by knowing the pitfalls to avoid before you set out on your web series dreams. Be informed about issues currently facing web content creators in NZ. Lately, we’ve seen some appalling...

Pollywood 2017 What’s on

15 years of Pollywood Pasifika Pride on the big screen - 15 years of inspiring more Pasifika stories to be told - 15 years of promoting the relevance of our ideas, our culture & our dreams  - 15 years of providing a platform for established and grass-roots...

Siapo Cinema 2017: Upcoming Highlights

from Siapo Cinema Siapo Cinema 2017 celebrates the people and culture of the Pacific with a vibrant festival of feature films, short films, music, documentaries, panel discussions and archival film compilations along with live performances and creative activities. The...

Big Screen Symposium 2017

The Big Screen Symposium is almost upon us!    In the last two weeks we've rolled out a stunning range of international speakers including director So Yong Kim (LOVESONG, TRANSPARENT), writer Luke Davies (LION), producer Midge Sanford (DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN,...

Seed Grants Open – Oct Close

The NZWG Seed grants allow writers to be innovative, brilliant, and to create something they own, just as they see it. Introduction of a new Seed Advanced element this year is aimed at reducing competition in the Seed pathway between emerging writers and more...

Siapo Cinema 2017: An Oceania Film Festival

The Board of Trustees of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision warmly invites you to  Siapo Cinema 2017: An Oceania Film Festival. Siapo Cinema celebrates the people and culture of the Pacific with a vibrant festival of feature films, short films, music, panel discussions and...

Through Our Lens Seeking Support

From Maoriland Film Fest: SUPPORT OUR RANGATAHI FILMMAKERS TO GET TO THE PACIFIC This September, Māoriland will take 14 rangatahi (youth) Māori filmmakers to the Pacific where they will lead free filmmaking workshops with youth in the nations of Tahiti, Rarotonga,...