“Operating and delivering quality screening events with no actual budget, allows Pollywood to be as organic and as pure as possible” says Director of Pollywood,Craig Fasi.
Mr Fasi says, “The main purpose of Pollywood is to provide a platform for our Pasifika people to tell and share their stories from their own perspectives within communities both here and abroad”
This years’ calibre of films is phenomenal and the audience will be in for a real treat.
Multi-media visual artist, Shigeyuki Kihara, currently on a residency in New York for the ‘International Studio and Curatorial Program’ shares ‘Galu Afi: Waves of Fire’. Kihara was the recipient of the 21st paramount Wallace Art award in 2012 for this piece which is an extension of her recent solo dance performance and video work entitled Taualuga: The Last Dance (2005). Taualuga will be screening as part of a ‘Best Of’ Pollywood showcase.
A FREE event thanks to the Auckland Art gallery & Southside Arts festival, Sun 20 Oct, 1pm.
Also amongst the chosen few is ‘Toms Dairy’ by Oscar Kightley – Awarded the title as one of the best short films this year by the NZ International Film Festival, if you didn’t get a chance to see it during the NZIFF this is the perfect opportunity to see a simple story, perfectly told. Mr Kightley has worked on the screenplay and directed this story which is set in 1981, you cant help but think this is an excerpt from his own life growing up in West Auckland.
There are 7 films in total that run just over 75mins. A perfect mix of drama, comedy, intrigue and human conditioning. Limited to only 3 screenings around Auckland and starting at the Auckland Art Gallery, Sat 2 Nov, 7pm.
All 3 screenings will have a representative of the films to briefly speak about their work, their life in film and answer any questions from the audience in true film festival style.
Pollywood is about opportunity – An opportunity for the artists to showcase their work and an opportunity for the audience to view truly entertaining Pasifika film.
For more information visit the Pollywood Pasifika Film Facebook page.