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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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...

A Loading Docs story workshop

Fostering partnerships between screenwriters and documentary makers It is not a given that documentary makers are writers and many documentary makers operate in silos. We all know that supportive partnerships progressing through the challenging process of development...

Kickstart to Screenwriting

An exciting collaboration between WIFT, NZWG and NZ Film Commission! These workshops are a writing roadshow, taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. This is a must for anyone looking to venture into screenwriting, develop their already established...

BrownPages Launches CulturePro MasterClass

CulturePRO Masterclass How to Build Relationships with Māori and Pacific Peoples Ōrākei Marae, Auckland - 24 and 25 August 2017 Businesses and organisations wanting to build relationships and collaborate with Māori and Pacific peoples are being urged to register now...

Pasifika Creatives Buoyed by Talanoa Session

Saturday 24th June, Studio 40, Onehunga; a group of Pasifika creatives from a range of backgrounds, particularly film,  rendezvous in a fono (meeting) co-hosted by PIFT and Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga (New Zealand Film Commission) to talanoa issues of the day and how the...

MĀORILAND 2018 – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 

Submissions are now open for the 5th Annual Māoriland Film Festival, which will take place from March 21 – 25, 2018 in Ōtaki, New Zealand. Hou mai koe ki roto i te whare kōrero o Māoriland. Ko tōna tāhuhu ko te iwi, ko te poutāhu ko te mana o te kupu, ko te...

Story Camp Aotearoa 2017 Applications Open!

Story Camp Aotearoa 2017   Applications Open! Story Camp is a residential feature film workshop that fosters craft, voice and vision. Talented NZ screenwriters and filmmakers workshop their projects with exceptional international and local advisors. Each selected...

Pacific Arts Meeting – Callout

Calling all Arts Practitioners The Pasifika team at NZ Film Commission would like to meet with you and korero about the New Zealand Film Commission, and how they may more involved in your community.              Development Executive Karin Williams, and Talent...

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 Roadshow of...

From the Pacific We Rise – Vela Manusaute

"From the Pacific We Rise" The call cry of Kila Kokonut Krew and the title of their 2008 exhibition at Fresh Gallery, Otara - "From the Pacific We Rise". In 2017, Vela Manusaute - KKK co-founder, Toi Whakaari graduate (the first Niuean), one of the pioneers in...

Story Camp Info Nite Thurs 22nd June Basement Aucks

FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN “Don’t be fooled. Story Camp takes place in a beautifully simple, stripped-back setting by the sea – but man it’s tough.  My script was expertly interrogated with care and without mercy – but unlike notes and feedback delivered via email, this...