PIFT AGM 2017 Roundup

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...
PIFT Exec. Statement 2017

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...
Siapo Cinema 2017 Wrap

Siapo Cinema 2017 Wrap

Siapo Cinema 2017 celebrates the people and culture of the Pacific with a vibrant festival of feature films, short films, music, documentaries, panel discussions and archival film compilations along with live performances and creative activities. The festival kicked...
Introducing young Filmmaker Amberley Jo Aumua

Introducing young Filmmaker Amberley Jo Aumua

Reprint from The Coconet TV: Introducing young filmmaker blazing the scene at the moment… Amberley Jo Aumua! Kia ora Whanau, Malo ‘aiga my name is Amberley Jo Aumua. I’m 22 years old of Samoan/Maori descent and I’m a storyteller. I grew up in Manurewa , South...
Nanai Jeremiah Tauamiti, on a roll in 2017

Nanai Jeremiah Tauamiti, on a roll in 2017

Nanai Jeremiah Tauamiti (Jerry, Malosi Pictures) currently has his film ‘Maria’ (Multinesia Productions, 2016) on the film circuit, winning the Mana Moana Award at Wairoa Maori Film Festival for Best Pasifika Short, and is part of the NZFC Latin America...
Profile: Nikki Si’ulepa at Berlinale Talents

Profile: Nikki Si’ulepa at Berlinale Talents

Nikki Si’ulepa first won acclaim after starring in 1996 movie The Whole of the Moon as a Samoan street-kid in love. After time working behind the scenes, she returned to report, shoot and direct for current affairs show Tagata Pasifika. Her short film Snow in...