Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Siapo Cinema

Listing details: Siapo Cinema moving image festival

When: 17 January - 1 February 2014

Where: The New Zealand Film Archive, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Siapo Cinema

This summer the Film Archive is thrilled to present Siapo Cinema, a festival celebrating Pasifika moving images. The festival has been organised in association with Wellington City Council's Summer City, Positively Pasifika 2014, the New Zealand Film Commission and Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust.

Siapo Cinema runs from 17 January - 1 February, showcasing the work of Pasifika film makers. It will present a delectable selection of feature films, documentaries, shorts, and music videos, along with some live music and the opportunity to talk to film makers.

The Siapo Cinema programme follows: - Fri 17 Jan, 6pm: Siapo Cinema Launch Join us for an evening of audiovisual revelry in celebration of the opening of the festival.

Get into the Pasifika spirit with refreshments, DJing by the Audio Mechanics, and music videos (King Kapisi, Che Fu, Teremoana Rapley, Sisters Underground, Scribe and more) projected larger-than-life on the walls of the Film Archive cafe. Free entry, all welcome.

- Sat 18 Jan, 4.30pm & 7pm: The Orator (2011)

Tusi Tamasese’s acclaimed film of love, honour and courage. Shot on the island of Upolu in Samoa, this is the first feature filmed entirely in Samoan. Small in stature and humble, Saili lives a simple life with his beloved wife and daughter in an isolated and traditional village. Forced to protect his land and family, Saili must face his fears and seek the right to speak up for those he loves. Tickets: $8 / $6.

- Wed 22 Jan, 6pm: Discussion: Pasifika Moving Images

This event provides a forum for celebrating and discussing Pasifika moving images. A panel of award-winning film makers - Makerita Urale, Sima Urale and Louis Sutherland - will discuss their work and share their perspectives. Come along and have a chat with them. Discussion starts 6pm, pizza 7.15pm, screening of short films by the panelists 7.45pm. $5 koha appreciated.

- Thurs 23 & Fri 24 Jan, 6pm / Sat 25 Jan, 4.30 & 7pm: Siapo Shorts

A selection of thoughtful and compelling films made by Pasifika film makers in New Zealand, with the support of the New Zealand Film Commission. Programme includes: O Tamaiti (Sima Urale, 1996), Still Life (Sima Urale, 2001), Run (Mark Albiston, 2007), Coffee and Allah (Sima Urale, 2007), Six Dollar Fifty Man (Mark Albiston & Louis Sutherland, 2009), Night Shift (Zia Mandviwalla, 2012). Tickets: $8 / $6.

- Wed 29, Thurs 30 & Fri 31 Jan, 6pm: Siapo Documentary

A programme of vibrant documentary films that explore various forms of Pasifika art and expression. Includes: Savage Symbols (Makerita Urale, 2002), Velvet Dreams (Sima Urale, 1997) and Fat Freddy’s Drop - Behind The Scenes Mother Mother (Sarah Hunter/ Transmit Media, 2013). Tickets: $8 / $6.

- Sat 1 Feb, 4.15pm & 6pm: Pollywood 2013

A 100 minute line-up of inspiring recent short film and multimedia work, fresh from the 2013 Pollywood festival in Auckland. The Pollywood programme presents films by grass roots through to established practitioners, and is a showcase of Pasifika stories and ideas on screen. The films are presented courtesy of Craig Fasi. Pollywood film maker Chantelle Burgoyne will introduce the 6pm screening. Tickets: $8 / $6.

- Running continuously in the Film Archive TV Room, Fri 17 Jan - Sat 1 Feb:

Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust presents a compilation of moving image work from artists of Pacific heritage. Each artist works primarily in moving image and, through this, they show their own creative diversity within this chosen field. This particular group of artists has been handpicked to showcase the broad spectrum of work that exists within the discipline. What you will witness is proof that artists of Pacific heritage cannot be pigeonholed in to any one medium or concept. Featured artists: Louisa Afoa, Darcell Apelu, Robert George, Leilani Kake, Jeremy Leatinu'u, Janet Lilo, Natasha Matila-Smith, Salome Tanuvasa, Angela Tiatia. Free admission.

All Siapo Cinema events will take place at the Film Archive, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington. For full details about the screenings, visit www.filmarchive.org.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: “Salute” By Royal New Zealand Ballet In Wellington

The Royal New Zealand Ballet performed “Salute” for a final time in Wellington on Sunday night, and it was nothing short of spectacular. More>>

ALSO:

NZ on Air: More Funding For TV Captions To Increase Access

More funding for TV captions to increase access NZ On Air has increased funding to provide more captions and audio description on television programmes for the hearing and sight impaired. More>>

Music: So Laid Back Country China Album Release

On Friday night, So Laid Back Country China held a gig at Meow for the release of their new album With Knees of Honey in Goodbye Canyon. I briefly spoke with Harriet lead vocals, keyboard) and Michael (lead vocals, guitar) before the gig More>>

Art: Wellington Region Celebrates Matariki

Eight Wellington museums and galleries have joined forces to present a major programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Matariki 2015, the Māori New Year. The Wellington Matariki Festival will host more than 60 free events and activities between Saturday ... More>>

Wellington: TEDxWellingtonWomen Speakers Unveiled

The lineup is announced today for the highly anticipated upcoming event TEDxWellingtonWomen. Speakers include local women and men who have lived extraordinary lives and have ideas worth spreading. More>>


Books: Witi Ihimaera To Address ‘State Of NZ Literature’at Festival

6 May 2015 MEDIA RELEASE Witi Ihimaera to Address ‘State of NZ Literature’ at Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival The New Zealand Book Council has chosen the 2015 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival as the stage for its annual address, which ... More>>

Culture: Historic Māori Portraits Travel To The Czech Republic

Image credit: Gottfried Lindauer, Wahanui Reihana Te Huatare, oil on canvas, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915 More>>

Art: Something Felt, Something Shared - Enjoy

Gabrielle Amodeo, Ruby Joy Eade, Clare McLean, Kalya Ward Curated by Emma Ng May 7 – 30, 2015 Opening: Wednesday May 6, 5.30pm Strange frequencies are channelled through personal narratives and poetic placeholders in Something felt, something ... More>>

Culture: Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015 Images from New Zealand Defence Force Click for big version A bugler plays The Last Post Click for big version A View from the top of the Carillion Click for big version Faces old and young Click for big ... More>>

Television: MediaWorks Announces Dancing With The Stars Hosts

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce host Dominic Bowden alongside co-host Sharyn Casey for the hit series Dancing with the Stars. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news