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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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Fresh Shorts Open and Due January

Fresh Shorts is open for applications now. Key dates ROUND 2 Friday 19 January 2018, 5pm deadline for submissions (Development Lab 6, 7, 8 April 2018) Fresh Shorts - At a glance  Who can apply: Fresh Shorts is open to applications for short narrative films, which may...

Someday Stories 2018

DUE Date: 14th December Watch the 2017 Series here -  Congratulations to PIFT member Miliama Setefano on completing here short film 'When We Speak' for Someday Stories 2017! Someday Stories is a series of six sustainability-focused short films by emerging young...

PIFT AGM 2017 Roundup

The PIFT (Pacific Islanders in Film and Television Inc.) Annual General Meeting was held at Auckland Art Gallery (Board Room) on Saturday 18th November (2pm - 3pm) and saw a number of the PIFT membership gather. The meeting was presided over by PIFT administrator and...

PIFT Exec. Statement 2017

The statement below is an extract from the PIFT Annual Report 2016 – 2017 from PIFT Executive Director Aaron Taouma, delivered to the Annual General Meeting at Auckland Art Gallery on Saturday 18th November 2017. Talofa lava and greetings, PIFT has come a long way...

Sima Urale PIFT Chair’s Outgoing Statement 2017

The statement below is an extract from the PIFT Annual Report 2016 - 2017 from outgoing Chair Sima Urale, delivered to the Annual General Meeting at Auckland Art Gallery on Saturday 18th November 2017. Talofa lava, It has been my pleasure to be part of the PIFT Board...

Wellywood Invitation to Meetup, Dec 15th 2017

Wellington Meetup: 15th December, 630pm at the Cafe Hub, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Oceanic and Pasifikan Salutations, The Wellywood branch of PIFT had an informative first catch up last week, fa’afetai tele lava to those who could make it and for our PIFT...

Agenda for PIFT AGM

AGENDA FOR THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF P.I.F.T. (Pacific Islanders in Film and Television Inc.) To be held on: Saturday, 18th November, 2017, 2PM - 3PM At: Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium Board Room ALL WELCOME Apologies Minutes of [2016] AGM held on Saturday 3rd...

ONE THOUSAND ROPES: CASE-STUDY

From Script to Screen NOVEMBER 2, 2017 - NOVEMBER 2, 2017, PARK ROAD POST, 141 PARK RD, MIRIMAR, WELLINGTON “That seemingly casual connection between life an mythology, between flesh-and-blood reality and its parallel spiritual dimensions, informs this meditative...

Congrats the Islanders in Show me Shorts

One young Tongan actor made his debut in the film 'The World in Your Window', by writer/director Zoe McIntosh, at the NZ International Film Festival earlier in the year. Now he is nominated in the Show me Shorts Awards Ceremony (28th October, at The Civic) for Best...

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...