Fiji Time: 2:18 AM on Friday 6 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

More film-makers needed for Pacific

Dawn Gibson
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

THE Pacific simply does not have enough film-makers, says director of the Islands in the World Oceania International Film Festival Larry Thomas.

Mr Thomas said while the film festival last year proved to be very successful, they would have loved to display more features, documentaries and short films from around the Pacific islands, but there were not enough film-makers.

"So essentially, that's what one of the biggest points of having this film festival — so that it can stir interest in local aspiring film-makers and those around the Pacific who are interested in this field of work, so they have the chance to meet film-makers and learn more about the industry and the processes involved," he said in an interview yesterday.

"These are films that normally would never make the big screens and the more commercial markets and so this is the opportunity to meet and speak to the people in person who make the films, and that's what this film festival is all about."

The festival begins on Friday April 11 and will conclude next Thursday on April 17.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62450.6055
JPY 52.529149.5291
GBP 0.33360.3256
EUR 0.42190.4099
NZD 0.71070.6777
AUD 0.65300.6280
USD 0.48670.4697

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 5th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Identity theft
  2. 10-year search
  3. Raj hits out at Kepa
  4. Rawaca out
  5. Help from Indonesia
  6. Inmate numbers
  7. Police officers leave for South Sudan
  8. 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Vanuatu
  9. HIV/AIDS outreach
  10. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tale of pain Monday (02 May)
  2. A son's fatal ride Monday (02 May)
  3. Spirit haunts village Tuesday (03 May)
  4. Boy needs $500 a week to live Monday (02 May)
  5. Nude pose Wednesday (04 May)
  6. Cracks and holes deem building unsafe Monday (02 May)
  7. Family, friends bid farewell to car crash victim Monday (02 May)
  8. Bullet found on aircraft Tuesday (03 May)
  9. Sex talk worry Tuesday (03 May)
  10. Identity theft Thursday (05 May)