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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Maoriland Native Slam Callout 

2018 is the 5th year of Māoriland Film Festival and the 3rd Native Slam Filmmaking Challenge. The programme for the festival can be found here - https://issuu.com/maorilandfilmfestival/docs/mff2018_for_upload. Other details are on the website www.maorilandfilm.co.nz...

SEED GRANTS OPEN – Due April 6

SEED & SEED ADVANCED Round One, 2018 is open and you've got until midday Friday 6 April to get your applications in! Writers, get your drafts ready! NZWG is accepting online applications only for Seed and Seed Advanced. Go...

Rehearsal & Performance Workshop with DEGNZ

Director's and Editor's Guild Rehearsal & Performance workshop will take place in Auckland on Saturday 10 March (for the Christchurch edition, see here for details)! Tandi Wright is an actor of more than 20 years experience and has worked consistently across all...

Fafswagvogue – The Interactive Documentary

Piki Films, RESN and FAFSWAG in association with New Zealand on Air present DIRECTED BY: Tanu Gago FEATURING: Jermain Dean as KHAOS Cypris Afakasi as FANG Pati Solomona Tyrell as TAMATOA, Jaycee Tanuvasa as JAYCEE BABY, Darren Taniue as ENVY PRODUCED BY: Carthew Neal...

NZOA 2018 Funding Dates

To find out about NZOA Application and Meeting Dates go to their website - http://www.nzonair.govt.nz/ To make any application, you need to signup to the NZOA funding application system called "Eric", check it out here [button link="https://funding.nzonair.govt.nz/"...

Meet Dinah Ioasa Vaiaoga ~ Film Producer

Dinah Ioasa Vaiaoga is not your usual picture of a film producer. Not by way of her qualifications anyway. She's a past head girl from Auckland Girls Grammar, a former Miss Samoa contestant (coming 2nd runner-up 2016) and a University of Auckland graduate with a...

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...