Pasifika Film Fest sets the stage showcasing Pasifika films in Aotearoa.
PFF started in 2013 in Marrickville, Sydney, as an initiative by two Pasifika University students (called Pasifika Film and Arts Festival). Initially they had noted the difficulty in seeing any Pasifika films in Sydney and wanted to do something about it. Since those beginnings, the festival has grown exponentially and was re-branded to become the Pasifika Film Festival in 2015. In 2016 the festival was on in Sydney and Brisbane playing to enthusiastic houses.
In 2017 Aotearoa is set to feature this showcase in Auckland and Wellington.
Showing with Event Cinemas and at the grand Embassy Theatre while in Wellington the festival features two Aotearoa premieres as well as opening with a premiere event in Auckland’s Queen Street Event Cinema on Wednesday 15th Feb with a showing of the powerful doco Kumu Hina.
Auckland 15 – 19
Wellington 23 – 26
Book at Event Cinemas
You can read more at the official PFF site
Check out the NZ trailer here
Here’s some of the action on at the Australian launch from The Coconet TV
Opening Nite Update
Opening nite at Auckland’s Event Cinema’s Queen Street showed the film Kumu Hina with a pre-showing event featuring the band Groovehouse and floor shows. See some photos below from the nite.