The Kifaga Niue Film Festival started in 2015, the second in 2016 and now the third in November 2018. The theme for the 2018 Festival "Tau Kautau Niue ne Oatu Ke He Felakutaki Fakamua he Lalolagi" (Niuean Soldiers who went to World War I). The Kifaga Niue Film Festival is a celebration of Niuean cultural identity, talent and collaboration of the many creativity. This is the beginning of our journey to explore and develop the film making experience of our film makers taking advantage of the advancement of technology. This is for showcasing films made by Niueans in Niue and Niuean communities around the World. This film festival will be in our own way, style and spirit of celebration. We also hope to get our storytellers to tell our stories to the world.
Best Vagahau Niue Music Video Award– sub titles
Best Student Film Award
Best Documentary Award
Best Drama Film Award
Best 60 Seconds Film Award
Best Overseas Film Award
Best Comedy Film Award
Best Animation Film Award
Best Tourists Film Award
Best WWI Film Award
Best Video-Art Film Award
Best Actor Award
Best Director Award
Best Editing Award
-Overseas films need to submit under the overseas film option paying the USD$5 entry fee. Films who have already submitted without paying the USD$5 are invalid.
-DVD/Blurays must be clearly labeled with title of film contact information and FilmFreeway tracking number.
-All foreign entries should be clearly marked on the package as “No Commercial Value – For Cultural Purposes Only”
-DVD/Blurays will not be returned unless a prepaid envelope is provided with the submission.
-More than one entry may be submitted. Each entry must be submitted separately.
-The filmmaker will assume shipping costs of material and print to LVFF.
-Films produced in languages other than English must have legible English subtitles or be dubbed in English. (unless special arrangements have been made with festival).
-Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, permits necessary to present their work.
-Overseas entries can only enters the Overseas Category
-The selection committees’ and juries’ decisions are final.
-Entry fee is nonrefundable.
-Exceptions to the festival regulations must be authorized by the Festival Directors.