Pasifika Film Fest

The Pasifika Film Fest is a celebration of the diverse people, cultures & stories from across the Pacific

Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra (Oct 2 – Nov 1, 2020)

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• ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—™๐—œ๐—ž๐—” ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—  ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐—”๐—š๐—˜ • โฃ โฃ ๐™‰๐™œ๐™–๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™๐™ช๐™–๐™ฉ๐™– -(@miss.rotuma) is a proudly Rotuman-Kiwi creative who has had a wide-ranging career, from presenter, producer and chart-topping singer, ๐ŸŒบโฃ โฃ The Whakatane local started her screen career at TVNZ in the late 1980s, as a secretary in the Mฤori and Pacific Programmes department. While working there, her cover of 'To Sir with Love' hit number one. โฃ โฃ In the early 90s Fuata began presenting for Tagata Pasifika, and later produced it. She was one of the founders of SunPix, which took over production of Tagata Pasifika in 2015. ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒดโฃ โฃ Fuata returned in front of the camera for 2011 autobiographical documentary Salat se Rotuma - Passage to Rotuma & also worked as a producer for shorts 'Liliu' & 'Ma'โฃ โฃ Ngaire has assisted in creating a neccesary spine for Pasifika visibility through her work throughout the years, and her Ocean wisdom this Monday is a fresh reminder. ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒŠโฃ Support Pasifika Filmmakers. Support Pasifika Stories. ๐ŸŽฅโฃ โฃ ๐Ÿ“: NZONSCREEN interview โฃ โฃ #knowyourpasifikafilmlineage #pacificfilm #film #filmfestival #pasifikafilmfest #melanesia #micronesian #polynesian #indigenousfilm #australianfilm #newzealandfilm #filmmakingโฃ โฃ
• ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—™๐—œ๐—ž๐—” ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—  ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐—”๐—š๐—˜ • โฃ โฃ ๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™š๐™ฅ๐™– ๐™†๐™–๐™๐™ž - โฃChristchurch-raised Tearepa Kahi began acting and playing saxophone as a teen, then spent two years in a theatre troupe run by Jim Moriarty. โฃโœจ๐Ÿ”ฅ โฃ He went on to study history and Mฤori at Auckland University, and act — including a role in landmark te reo film The Mฤori Merchant of Venice (2002).โฃ โฃ Since then he has directed documentaries, award-winning shorts, and movie Mt Zion, starring Stan Walker — the most successful local cinema release of 2012. Kahi followed it with two feature-length music documentaries: acclaimed, Moa-nominated hit Poi E: The Story of Our Song, and 2019's Herbs - Songs of Freedom.โฃ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒŠ โฃ His words of wisdom are a reminder that the work is for the people & that our audience play a key role in the ways in which we work. โฃ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ โฃ Check out the trailer to ๐˜”๐˜ต ๐˜ก๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ in our ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ž๐—œ๐—ก.๐—•๐—œ๐—ข โฌ†๏ธโฌ†๏ธโฃ โฃ Support Pasifika Filmmakers. Support Pasifika Stories. ๐ŸŽฅโฃ โฃ #knowyourpasifikafilmlineage #pacificfilm #film #filmfestival #pasifikafilmfest #melanesia #micronesian #polynesian #indigenousfilm #australianfilm #newzealandfilm #filmmakingโฃ
โœจ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—œ๐——๐—”๐—ฌ ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—  ๐—™๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—›๐—•๐˜ผ๐˜พ๐™† โœจโฃ โฃ '๐™‘๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ช ๐™’๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ'๐™จ ๐™’๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ˆ๐™ช๐™จ๐™ž๐™˜' ( ๐˜“๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜Š๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ & ๐˜›๐˜ช๐˜ฎ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ )- Leweton Cultural Group hail from the remote tropical northern islands of Gaua and Merelava in Vanuatu, and live in a village in Espiritu Santo where they present, share and maintain their unique cultural traditions and practises across cultures and generations. This film is the first of it’s kind and welcomes viewers to explore the life and customs of the village, the mesmerising women’s water music and the energetic sounds of String band Matto. You will be humbled by their friendly and gentle nature, inspired by their simple lifestyles and captivated by their performances.๐ŸŒด๐ŸŽฅโฃ โฃ Checkout the trailer in below โฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธ https://youtu.be/JstxgWfku5g โฃ #knowyourpasifikafilmlineage #pacificfilm #film #filmfestival #pasifikafilmfest #melanesia #micronesian #polynesian #indigenousfilm #australianfilm #newzealandfilm #filmmakingโฃ
• ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—™๐—œ๐—ž๐—” ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—  ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐—”๐—š๐—˜ • โฃ โฃ `ฤ€๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™– ๐™‹๐™–๐™ž๐™ ๐™–๐™ž - (@ainapaikai)is a Native Hawai'ian filmmaker from Waiau, Oahu. Determined to tell the stories of his homeland, 'ฤ€ina works in varrying capacities as a director, writer, actor, producer & editor. His recent offering @hawaiiansoulmovie (a film on legendary Hawai'ian musician & activist George Jarrett Helm Jnr) & his many years of service to 'OiwiTv speak to his desire to raise the volume for Kanaka Maoli on screen. ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒดโฃ โฃ An alumni of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa's Academy for Creative Media, under the tutelage of the late Mother of Indigenous film, Merata Mita, 'Aina's Oceanic wisdom today, speaks to the core of his presence in the filmmaking world & the core of his voice as a filmmaker. ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒดโฃ โฃ Support Pasifika Filmmakers. Support Pasifika Stories. ๐ŸŽฅโฃ๐ŸŒŠโฃ โฃ ๐Ÿ“:Sundance Institute interview w/ Nate von Zumwaltโฃ โฃ #knowyourpasifikafilmlineage #pacificfilm #film #filmfestival #pasifikafilmfest #melanesia #micronesian #polynesian #indigenousfilm #australianfilm #newzealandfilm #filmmakingโฃ #hawaii #oahu #oceaniaโฃ โฃ
• ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—™๐—œ๐—ž๐—” ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—  ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐—”๐—š๐—˜ • โฃ โฃ ๐™‚๐™–๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™Ž๐™ค๐™ก๐™ค๐™ข๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™– (@gaby_solomona) ๐ŸŒบ - Gaby is a Sฤmoan-Kiwi actor, producer & director. Her recent offering as co-producer & actor on the @comedycentral sketch hit @sistheshow is the epitome of her voice as a Pasifika woman in the industry. โฃ โฃ A proud graduate of PIPA, her advocacy for the Pasifika female voice in her career, in all capacities, is her Ocean wisdom for us to start the new week ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒŠโฃ โฃ Gaby injects an exciting mix of youth and fresh ocean storytelling into the mix & is a reflection of the new phase of Pasifika storytelling. โฃ โฃ If you haven't already, check out the 'Sis' special on Comedy Central in the link below ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒŠโฃ http://www.comedycentral.com.au/sis/videos/sis โฃ Support Pasifika Filmmakers. Support Pasifika Stories. ๐ŸŽฅโฃ โฃ ๐Ÿ“:Article w/ Samoa Observer โฃ โฃ #knowyourpasifikafilmlineage #pacificfilm #film #filmfestival #pasifikafilmfest #melanesia #micronesian #polynesian #indigenousfilm #australianfilm #newzealandfilm #filmmakingโฃ โฃ
• ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—™๐—œ๐—ž๐—” ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—  ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐—”๐—š๐—˜ • โฃ โฃ ๐—๐—ผ๐—ต๐—ป ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ถ (@johntui) ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟโฃ โฃ Tongan-Kiwi Actor John Tui proudly wears his Tongan heritage on the world stage and wherever he goes. A few great examples of his work include ‘Battleship’, ‘Power Rangers’’ ‘The Legend of Baron To’a’ and most recently ‘Savage’. โฃ โฃ John vouches his love for all Pasifika people with strong encouragement to all aspiring Pasifika artists to take the leap of faith.โฃ โฃ ‘๐˜ž๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ฤ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ข ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ๐™– ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ’ ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒŠโฃ โฃ Click on our ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ž๐—œ๐—ก.๐—•๐—œ๐—ข โฌ‡๏ธ to check out the movie trailer ‘Savage’ (@savagefilmnz) which will premiere in New Zealand cinemas September 3rd.โฃ โฃ https://youtu.be/NK3eDfkXBzgโฃ โฃ โฃ Support Pasifika Filmmakers. Support Pasifika Stories. ๐ŸŽฅโฃ โฃ ๐Ÿ“ NZ Symposium, NZ OnScreen & ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Premiere 2019โฃ โฃ #knowyourpasifikafilmlineage #pacificfilm #film #filmfestival #pasifikafilmfest #actor #melanesia #micronesian #polynesian #indigenousfilm #australianfilm #newzealandfilm #filmmakingโฃ #acting #newzealand #nz #tonga
๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—  ๐—™๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—›๐—•๐—”๐—–๐—ž ๐ŸŽฅโฃ โฃ ‘๐™๐™ค๐™ง๐™œ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™ฌ๐™ฃ ๐˜พ๐™๐™ž๐™ก๐™™๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ’ is a short film by Joshua Iosefo which pays tribute to the experiences by people of Pasifika who were victims of the raids in New Zealand during the 1970’s.โฃ โฃ A story that needs to be told and addressed, this short film also explores historical trauma and muted voices of our Pasifika people.โฃ โฃ Check out the trailer in our ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ž โฌ‡๏ธโฃ โฃ https://linkin.bio/pasifikafilmfestโฃ โฃ โฃ #knowyourpasifikafilmlineage #pacificfilm #film #filmfestival #pasifikafilmfest #melanesia #micronesian #polynesian #indigenousfilm #australianfilm #newzealandfilm #filmmakingโฃ
• ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—™๐—œ๐—ž๐—” ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—  ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐—”๐—š๐—˜ • โฃ โฃ Albert Toro - Director and Actor ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌโฃ โฃ The late Albert Toro is best known for his acting and directing credits including ‘๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ธ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ: ๐—›๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ ๐—”๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฎ?’, ‘๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—œ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜’, ‘๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€,’ and ‘๐—” ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐—™๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ’.โฃ โฃ Previously serving as a local Politician, Albert saw the absence of Papua New Guinean films and advocated for films that served the people of Papua New Guinea for generations to come:โฃ โฃ “๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฌ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ-๐˜ง๐˜ถ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ข ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜Ž๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜บ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด; ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ญ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด; ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ด, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฎ๐˜ด.” โฃ โฃ Albert’s legacy of his culture will continue to serve Papua New Guinea, it’s people and storytellers. ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒดโฃ โฃ Click on the LINKIN.BIO โฌ‡๏ธ to see Albert’s directed movie trailer TUKANA โฃ โฃ https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tukana?utm_campaign=later-linkinbio-pasifikafilmfest&utm_content=later-8885200&utm_medium=social&utm_source=instagramโฃ โฃ ๐Ÿ“ The National PNG โฃ โฃ #knowyourpasifikafilmlineage #pacificfilm #film #filmfestival #pasifikafilmfest #melanesia #micronesian #polynesian #indigenousfilm #australianfilm #newzealandfilm #filmmaking #pngโฃ โฃ โฃ
๐™‹๐˜ผ๐™Ž๐™„๐™๐™„๐™†๐˜ผ ๐™‹๐™‡๐™๐™‚ โฃ โฃ @matavaiculturalarts are enrolling for term 3 online ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—ฎ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌ classes with term 3 around the corner. โฃ Taught by CO Director MaryJane Mckibbin-Schwenke and PFF Co-Director, Kalo Fainu - this is an amazing opportunity for all current and new students of @matavaiculturalarts to participate in.โฃ โฃ Click on our ๐˜“๐˜๐˜•๐˜’๐˜๐˜•.๐˜‰๐˜๐˜– โฌ†๏ธ for more info ๐ŸŒดโฃ โฃ โฃ #knowyourpasifikafilmlineage #pacificfilm #film #filmfestival #pasifikafilmfest #melanesia #micronesian #polynesian #indigenousfilm #australianfilm #newzealandfilm #filmmakingโฃ
โฃ ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—  ๐—™๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—›๐—•๐—”๐—–๐—ž ๐ŸŽฅโฃ โฃ '๐˜ฝ๐™€๐™‡๐™„๐™€๐™: ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™‹๐™ค๐™จ๐™จ๐™š๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™…๐™–๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ˆ๐™ค๐™จ๐™š๐™จ' - A documentary feature film that lifts the veil of secrecy on what became known as “The Wainuiomata exorcism”, to reveal the extra-ordinary true story of how both love and fear could drive a New Zealand family to unwittingly kill one of their own.โฃ โฃ Intertwining key interviews and dramatic narrative the film lures the viewer into the twisted reality of the last few days of Janet Moses’ life.๐ŸŒด๐ŸŽฅโฃ โฃ Checkout the trailer in our ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ž๐—œ๐—ก.๐—•๐—œ๐—ข โฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธโฃ โฃ https://youtu.be/o-P_kkzP8FA โฃ โฃ #knowyourpasifikafilmlineage #pacificfilm #film #filmfestival #pasifikafilmfest #melanesia #micronesian #polynesian #indigenousfilm #australianfilm #newzealandfilm #filmmakingโฃ