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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SEED & SEED ADVANCED deadlines Soon

Round Two 2018 now open Closes Friday 7 September 2018 (midday) Seed/Seed Advanced recipients announced Friday 26 October 2018 (5pm) For more information, and guidelines for eligibility, click here. **Over the next few weeks, we'll be sharing some handy hints if you...

The 1st Annual NZWG Pub Quiz Fundraiser

Introducing the NZWG's Annual Fundraising Film and TV Pub Quiz The best film and TV Pub Quiz. EVER. NZWG has been supporting, advocating and protecting writers in Aotearoa since 1976! This fundraiser will help enable NZWG to continue this imperative work within the...

Short Film Otago New Funding

Short Film Otago has a new funding round open for new writers and filmmakers. It is calling for scripts/film ideas/outlines for development and possible funding. Short Film Otago provides a "first step" initiative for southern writers and film makers, similar to the...

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...