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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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Pasifika Film Fest sets the stage showcasing Pasifika films in Aotearoa. PFF started in 2013 in Marrickville, Sydney, as an initiative by two Pasifika University students (called Pasifika Film and Arts Festival). Initially they had noted the difficulty in seeing any…


Repost from The Coconet TV In a small village of the island of Tanna, a young girl, Wawa, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal.The young lovers run away, but are…


“Three Wise Cousins is family to the core. In the trailer you think it’s a romantic comedy but by the time you leave the cinema you realise it was a morality tale. It speaks especially to the generations who weren’t born in Samoa or haven’t been back to the homeland…


The BSS (Big Screen Symposium) is podcasting the addresses from the 2016 fono. As a starter you might like to check out the inspirational keynote address by Heather Rae, as below. Heather Rae (Cherokee) has been doing groundbreaking work as a producer and executive…

A fantastic resource, The Brown Book compiled by the irrepressible Dr Ella Henry and the lovely and legendary Melissa Wikaire. It is a superb collection of both the history and a guide to working with Māori in Screen Production. It added content to the previous work…


The TVNZ New Blood Web Series Competition, supported by NZ On Air, is now calling for aspiring content creators to submit a web series pilot episode of any genre. A panellist of judges will shortlist their favourites and the winner selected through public voting. The…