Congrats to the Pasifikans at Rialto Channel NZ Film Awards 2017 | Pift Pacific Islanders in Film & TV

The Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards went down last night & one of our fave Pasifika movies THREE WISE COUSINS was a contender in the ‘Best Self Funded Film’ category.
Other Nesians to be nominated were Onyeka Arapai for Best Supporting Actress & Jordan Vahaakolo for Best Supporting Actor both in ‘Born to Dance’.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople were the big winners on the night taking home Best Supporting Actor (Sam Neil), Best Supporting Actress (Rima Te Wiata) & Best Actor (Julian Dennison) awards as well as Best Director, Best Screenplay (both won by Taika Waititi) & the top honour of Best NZ Film.
Awesome to see so many Pasifikans recognised & awarded last night.

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