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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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...

The Community Hub Consultation Clubhouse

From the NZ Film Commission Mt. Albert Senior Citizens Hall, Auckland 21 October at 18:30–21:30 Let's get together in a senior citizens hall and talk about a space for filmmakers between the ages of 18 and 35. This is no frills, just chat, so come along and feed into...

PIFT AGM ’17

It's that time of year again. PIFT is holding its Annual General Meeting and you're invited to have your say, nominate to the board or just come along to say hi. When: Saturday 18th November Where: Auckland Art Gallery, Auditorium Board Room Time: 2pm - 3pm PIFT has...

Young Creators: Before You Say Yes to Web Series

From DEGNZ, the Directors and Editors Guild NZ Get more control over your career by knowing the pitfalls to avoid before you set out on your web series dreams. Be informed about issues currently facing web content creators in NZ. Lately, we’ve seen some appalling...

Pollywood 2017 What’s on

15 years of Pollywood Pasifika Pride on the big screen - 15 years of inspiring more Pasifika stories to be told - 15 years of promoting the relevance of our ideas, our culture & our dreams  - 15 years of providing a platform for established and grass-roots...

PIFT at Big Screen Symposium 2017

The #PIFT Executive loves being able to help our up-and-coming screen-creative practitioners get ahead and or experience something which will add to their knowledge, skill, connection to others and pathways to success - and inspire. Supporting Pasefika practitioners...

Siapo Cinema 2017: Upcoming Highlights

from Siapo Cinema 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...

Big Screen Symposium 2017

The Big Screen Symposium is almost upon us!    In the last two weeks we've rolled out a stunning range of international speakers including director So Yong Kim (LOVESONG, TRANSPARENT), writer Luke Davies (LION), producer Midge Sanford (DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN,...

Seed Grants Open – Oct Close

The NZWG Seed grants allow writers to be innovative, brilliant, and to create something they own, just as they see it. Introduction of a new Seed Advanced element this year is aimed at reducing competition in the Seed pathway between emerging writers and more...

Siapo Cinema 2017: An Oceania Film Festival

The Board of Trustees of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision warmly invites you to  Siapo Cinema 2017: An Oceania Film Festival. Siapo Cinema celebrates the people and culture of the Pacific with a vibrant festival of feature films, short films, music, panel discussions and...

Through Our Lens Seeking Support

From Maoriland Film Fest: SUPPORT OUR RANGATAHI FILMMAKERS TO GET TO THE PACIFIC This September, Māoriland will take 14 rangatahi (youth) Māori filmmakers to the Pacific where they will lead free filmmaking workshops with youth in the nations of Tahiti, Rarotonga,...

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...