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Film festival to start next month

Ioane Burese
Friday, March 15, 2013

A PRESS conference to launch the inaugural Islands in the World Oceania International Film Festival (IWOIFF) will be held at the Bure at the USP's Oceania Centre today.

A statement said the festival would be held at the USP Japan-Pacific ICT Centre from April 15 to 20 and will showcase international films with panel discussions and Q&A sessions with film makers and producers.

Expected to be the first of many, the festival is being made possible with support from the Rochefort Pacifique De Cinema in France, the French Embassy, USP, the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) at USP, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and Film Fiji.

Internationally-renowned French film-maker Alfred Lot, known for his role as associate producer in the film Transporter, starring Jason Statham, and as first assistant director of Kiss of the Dragon starring Jet Li, will attend the festival, with two of his own films, Melody's Smile and A Spot of Bother, scheduled to be shown at Village 6 Cinemas during the week.

Other films scheduled include O Le Tulafale (The Orator), a Samoan feature film set in Samoa; Children of the Bomb, the winner of the grand prize at FIFO (The Oceania Documentary Film Festival) in Tahiti, and a selection of Maori short films.


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