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13263679_530457737141199_701545512709256395_n-5868663 DRUMS OF PASIFIKA HEARD LOUD AND CLEAR Pasifika Film Festival grows rapidly year on year. The inaugural Pasifika Film Fest (PFF) that has brought a slice of paradise and culture to the silver screen goes on sale this week with double the locations in it’s 3rd year of… 14500419_1296790623666362_5428005819704033197_o-9086403 The films have been locked in and the screening schedule has been finalized! 14 Years in the making – Pollywood 142016. 84 mins of unique Pasifika short films Curated by Craig Fasi, Director of Pollywood. Only 3 screenings – Kicking off at Te Uru in… ta_tolm08o800_wm-8523862 10 years after being granted permission at the 35th Polynesian Panther anniversary to put the Polynesian Panther story on screen, a Maori TV documentary in 2010 and numerous short videos, word is development is under way for a Polynesian Panthers TV series. More on… 13263679_530457737141199_701545512709256395_n-5868663 From humble beginnings the Pasifika Film Fest (PFF) has grown from its first year (2013) in a warehouse in Sydney. It is now actively engaging with a wider pool of Pasefika practitioners and it’s great to see the number of films each year grow. PFF brings… nzoa-funding-strat-draft-graphic-8057716 During the Big Screen Symposium held in Auckland on the 24th and 25th September, Jane Wrightson (Chief Executive of NZOA) announced the NZOA draft new strategy.  This new strategy is purported to comprise of a single strategy guide for all funds with four streams… show-me-shorts-2-6931883 Show me Shorts is on for another year and now in 20 locations around Aotearoa and even in Antarctica. Check out the programme, events and sessions here. Also check out the Auckland Opening Night & Awards Ceremony at The Civic in Auckland and the Wellington Opening…