Due to this year's peculiar circumstances and the restrictions enforced in Tonga, we have had to decide on major changes to this year's festival:
- We are only opening to submissions by locals and the Tongan diaspora
- We have cancelled all plans for public screenings and will be moving online and hopefully on TV Tonga (which is to bear in mind for copyrights and licensing)
- We are working on more opportunities for our Tongan filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers, so keep an eye open for further announcements
Any entry under 30 minutes of duration from Tonga or the Tongan diaspora.
PLEASE READ THE RULES!
Email us for the code if you are Tongan or represent a Tongan filmmaker. Entering is free.
We aim to maintain the "public and open to all" spirit, and therefore all entries must be respectful of Tongan cultural restrictions (no nudity, no intimacy, no unjustified swearing).
If the movie is not in English, subtitles must be provided -even if it is in Tongan.
If selected, entries will be shown online and possibly on TV Tonga and potentially in a pan-regional event still being defined, and could be screened locally or in the outer islands for secondary events when possible again, unless specifically forbidden by the director.