PFF Returns to the Big Screen in 2018!

Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Aloha,
Fakalofa lahi atu, Malo ni, Hafa adai and warm Pacific greetings.

You may have noticed PFF has been a little quiet since our festival events across Australia and NZ in 2016/17. However, after lying low for the past 18 months, PFF is now proud to announce an enthusiastic return to the festival circuit!

Thanks to new partnerships with Casula Powerhouse (SYD), Queensland Multicultural Centre (BRIS) and National Film and Sound Archive (CANB), PFF is once again set to bring a slice of Pasifika culture to the silver screen.

Adding to the four day event for the first time  is the PFF 48 Hour Challenge. Filmmakers of Pacific heritage will take part in a 3 day workshop facilitated by PFF, Information and Cultural Exchange Parramatta (I.C.E) and professionals in the film industry who will mentor the emerging filmmakers.

The workshop will culminate in an exciting 48 Hour Film Challenge where participants will pitch, produce and have ready a short film to be screened on the final day of PFF 2018.

Co-Directors Kalo Fainu and Eliorah Malifa have chosen to open the 4 day event with a selection of short films as part of the Talanoa short film series.  The Talanoa series explores issues of identity, acceptance and belonging.

In another first for the festival, a variety of film installations and virtual reality video work will also be on display for the duration of the festivals in Sydney and Canberra.

At PFF 2018, you can expect to see internationally recognised award winning films and world premieres alongside the best of local and international emerging talent.  As the relatively ‘fresh’ Pasifika filmmaking community continues to develop, it is encouraging to see more and more content being created by Pasifika people, for Pasifika people.

Our stories.  Our voices. There’s so much to tell, and so much to share.

Please come along to celebrate, support and enjoy Pasifika storytelling at a PFF festival near you.

Full program details and tickets available shortly. Check the website for updates.
For a copy of our Media Release, click here.

Storytelling is writing the past, living the present and preserving the future. As storytelling undergoes radical changes due to the diaspora of Native people…  the future generation holds the power to progress storytelling, but new and familiar challenges simultaneously threaten to extinguish the traditional form.

– Philomina Latoka on Native Storytelling

16 SEP


Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

27 SEP


QLD Multicultural Centre

06 OCT


National Film & Sound Archive