SATURDAY evening revealed an array of talents as young and budding local film-makers brought their ideas to life at the 2013 Kula Film Awards.
Hosted at the FMF Gym in Suva, the awards displayed a variety of ideas from enthusiastic locals and international entrants, all keen on finding themselves in the film industry.
Film Fiji acting CEO Florence Swamy said she was pleased with the turnout and talent at Saturday's event.
"The show went very well. It was really good for us and we're particularly pleased that it continues to grow, not just in terms of the number of participants, but in terms of the quality of the films we receive and their different issues," Ms Swamy said.
"The open category has also seen a significant growth. This year there were 19 entries in that category alone."
She said there had also been an increase in international participation with some people entering from the US, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
"The winner of the open category was a film from the US and the runner-up was a film from New Zealand."
Ms Swamy commended the entries from all parts of Fiji, saying that for the first time, the show was "truly national", receiving entries from Bua, Tavua and Labasa.