Pasifika Film Fest is back!
In 2020 Pasifika Film Fest pivoted 'hopped' around the Pacific, both in person and virtually. The festival was lucky enough to make networks throughout the Pacific with in person screenings, and further around the globe with our virtual festival platform.
In 2022, PFF pleased to announce that we are back to screening in person and we have found a new home at Riverside Theatre in Parramatta. The festival will show between November 24 and 27, 2022.
PFF will also continue to work with the region to produce satellite screenings across Oceania during the month of November, and share more of our Pasifika stories with our own people.
Pasifika Film Fest (PFF) was created with the intention of providing a platform for a diverse community of Pacific filmmakers to have their work screened more extensively on the festival circuit and to encourage our writers, directors and actors to tell their unique and complex Pasifika stories; utilising both the power and beauty of our culture and the intricacies surrounding contemporary issues. PFF is also dedicated to nurturing and supporting budding Pasifika filmmakers, as well as being committed to showcasing our films to Pacific and non-Pacific communities alike.
PFF SUBMISSION T&C’s
Pasifika Film Fest programmes film, video, digital & interactive media artworks works made by international artists (directors, producers, screenwriters, designers) of Pacific heritage and of all levels of experience. In programming work for the Festival, PFF strives to represent a diversity of ideas, themes, and genres, in addition to a diversity of Pacific Islander languages, nations, and cultures.
Pasifika Film Fest’s priority and focus is to present media artworks that reflect the artistic vision of a person of Pacific Islander heritage while also providing a space for the artist to have their work presented to the public. Pasifika Film Fest only considers works that meet the following criteria:
For Film & Video Works:
The director, producer or screenwriter is of Pacific heritage;
If the director, producer or screenwriter is not of Pacific heritage, then joint creative positions (co-director, co-writer, co-producer) may also be considered with detailed submission requirements for creative role and decision-making involvement.
A premiere status of any kind is not a requirement, but may be a consideration. Due to submission volumes and the limitation of screening slots, Programmers may choose to prioritise a work by an Pacific Islander filmmaker that has not yet had the opportunity of a public presentation at another festival or via other media.
All films must be in English or have English subtitles. Pasifika Film Fest prefers films that have not been broadcast or made available for download in Australia, New Zealand or the USA.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Electronic submissions must be made through Pasifika Film Fest’s, FilmFreeway page. See below for the rules and conditions surrounding submission to Pasifika Film Fest 2022.