20 years is a significant milestone for any organization to achieve; Pollywood Pasifika Film (PwPF) humbly and apologetically celebrates 20 years of operation this year, “Its’ been an absolute privilege to annually gift exceptional Polynesian film and multi-media to the community in this truly unique film festival event”, says Craig Fasi, Founder/Director of Pollywood Pasifika Film.
“The many sacrifices and challenges of being a creative non-profit entity are well worth enduring, I can proudly look back at the good and chain-effect of good that Pollywood has been responsible for within local communities and the world,” says Mr Fasi.
Seven beautifully crafted Pasifika Films have been sourced by Mr Fasi. The selection of work encapsulates where Pasifika film ideals are currently and potentially can be developed to. Mr Fasi admits the resilience of youth is no longer on his side when it comes to preparing and delivering this event, however his dedication and focus to the Pasifika film journey is as strong as when he started in the film industry over 20 years ago.
"I love film, I love seeing Pasifika in film, I love sharing film that will foster conversation for more Pasifika film to be made!"
The first screening of PwPF is Friday 28 October at the Mangere Art Centre, followed by a screening at Te Uru / Lopdell House in West Auckland (7/11/22) and final FREE screening in the CBD, Auckland Art Gallery (13/11/22).
Available representatives for each film will be present at each of the screening venues to share their film insight and participate in a Q&A with the audience, facilitated by Mr Fasi.
Monday 7 November, 7pm
The Theatre, Lopdell House – book tickets here