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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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Te Rautaki Māori launched

Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) has launched the organisation’s Te Rautaki Māori, and announced new funding initiatives to support the strategy. NZFC Board Chair, Kerry Prendergast, hosted guests at the National Library of New Zealand...

Announcing FilmUp Participants for 2018!

Script to Screen is proud to award eight filmmakers places on the 2018 FilmUp Mentorship Programme. FilmUp is our high-end development programme for writers, directors and producers who have already shown considerable talent and tenacity in their work. Each...

Moana with Sound – Screening 5th May

Join us for a special screening of Moana with Sound, a “living panorama” of everyday life in Samoa in 1926. Originally created as a silent film, the director's daughter created a sound version of this historical gem in 1980 and then, in 2014, the film was fully...

EPISODIC LAB AOTEAROA: APPLICATIONS DUE MAY 7TH

EPISODIC LAB AOTEAROA is a pilot programme designed to develop distinctive writing for television drama. Up to 8 writers and/or teams who have already demonstrated talent and tenacity writing or creating for television, web series, theatre or film will be selected for...

LOADING DOCS: IMPACT | CALL FOR PROPOSALS

LOADING DOCS: IMPACT | CALL FOR PROPOSALS MEDIA RELEASE For release  Tuesday 13 March  2018 LOADING DOCS, New Zealand’s leading platform for high-quality short documentaries, is once again seeking proposals from New Zealand filmmakers for creative and original...

Pacific Voices at Maorilands Film Fest 2018

FRIDAY 23 MARCH 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM The Civic Theatre RATED : PG Pacific Voices at Māorilands Film Festival in Ōtaki, Kāpiti Coast, is the culmination of a craft development programme by Commonwealth Writers. Six writer/directors from Tonga and Papua New Guinea attended...

Events, Marketing and Film Archiving Internship

WAIROA MĀORI FILM FESTIVAL Events, Marketing and Film Archiving Internship Founded in 2005, the Wairoa Māori Film Festival is New Zealand’s premiere cinematic presentation of Māori, Pasifika and world indigenous film works. http://www.kiaora.tv/what-we-do/...

PR: Episodic Lab Aotearoa Launch

8 March 2018 from Script to Screen Script to Screen Te Tari Tuhi Kupu a Whakaahua launches a brand new pilot programme to further develop distinctive writing talent in television drama. EPISODIC LAB AOTEAROA is the first programme of its kind in New Zealand....

Pasifika Film Fest Callout for Submissions

  Submissions for the Pasifika Film Fest 2018 season have opened and will be closing March 13 2018 so get in quick with your films!!! Over its 5 year history, Pasifika Film Fest has presented a diverse group of stories, from Amie Batalibasi's 'Blackbird', to Tammy...