16 films/events

Pacific Showcase

BABY DONE
New Zealand 2020 | 91 min.
Pacific Showcase | Comedy, Drama

Executive produced by Taika Waititi (JOJO RABBIT, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), this Kiwi-infused amalgam of SHE'S HAVING A BABY and GIRLS stars comedienne Rose Matafeo (THE BREAKER UPPERS)....

Wed, Nov 18 - 5:30PM  Consolidated Olino

Wed, Nov 18 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Olino

Fri, Nov 20 - 5:30PM  Ala Moana Drive-In

BIGGIE & SHRIMP
New Zealand 2019 | 14 min.
Pacific Showcase Shorts | Drama

On a downbeat housing estate, a teenager confronts his self-identity and masculinity, putting his only true friendship at risk.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

A CONVERSATION WITH KEALA SETTLE (PIC TRAILBLAZER AWARD)
2020 | 60 min.
Pacific Showcase |

Missed the Conversation? Watch the discussion HERE via the HIFF Facebook Page.  HIFF40 and Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) is honored to present the annual PIC Trailblazer Award to...

Nov 10th 2:00 PM - Nov 29th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

DADDY'S GIRL
Kōtiro
New Zealand 2020 | 13 min.
Pacific Showcase Shorts | Drama

Te Puhi prepares herself for the toughest day of her life as her father, Tui prepares a kai for his girl. 

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

THE HEALER AND THE PSYCHIATRIST
Tonga, United Kingdom 2019 | 74 min.
Pacific Showcase | Documentary, Ethnographic, Women

In the South Pacific Island group of Vava’u, the traditional healer Emeline Lolohea treats people affected by spirits. One day away by ferry, the only Tongan Psychiatrist, Dr. Mapa Puloka, has...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

LOIMATA THE SWEETEST TEARS
New Zealand 2020 | 94 min.
Pacific Showcase | Biographical, Documentary

While confronting intergenerational trauma, Ema Siope battles a terminal illness. LOIMATA, THE SWEETEST TEARS follows the final years of the waka builder and captain, Ema who attempts to spiritually...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

MAURI
New Zealand 1988 | 90 min.
Pacific Showcase | Drama

When she made MAURI, Merata Mita became the first Māori woman to write and direct a dramatic feature. "Mauri, "meaning life force, is loosely set around a love triangle and explores...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

ONE WORD
Germany 2020 | 83 min.
Pacific Showcase | Documentary

Because of the Marshall Islands’ unique geography, this island nation has been especially impacted by sea level rise as a result of human-induced climate change. And yet, its people are not...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

OUR LOVE
Mawhialeo Ote Alowha
New Zealand 2020 | 16 min.
Pacific Showcase Shorts | Documentary

Meli and her husband Avito reflect on the pivotal decision of their lives. With much trepidation they left the tiny atoll of Tokelau for New Zealand seeking a better life for their son. 

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

REUNION
New Zealand 2020 | 14 min.
Pacific Showcase Shorts | Drama, Horror

After refusing a “Meals on Wheels” dinner from a Maori teenager, Miss Venck is overjoyed to be reunited with her long departed fiance. But her joy is short lived when he reveals the...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

RUAHINE: STORIES IN HER SKIN
New Zealand 2019 | 40 min.
Pacific Showcase Shorts | Native/Indigenous Peoples

For Māori women receiving their traditional moko kauae, they are visually asserting their birthright and identity while celebrating the mana (spiritual power) of their whakapapa (ancestry).

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

SKY AELANS
Solomon Islands 2020 | 6 min.
Pacific Showcase Shorts | Native/Indigenous Peoples

The Indigenous communities who live in the high mountain forests, known locally as the “Sky Aelans”, are the last guardians of these sacred spaces. This film is a reflection of the vital...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

TRUTH TELLING
Australia 2020 | 28 min.
Pacific Showcase Shorts | Documentary

A straight-talking Aboriginal women’s group is tackling racism and white privilege head-on in their home town.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

TUPAIA'S ENDEAVOUR
French Polynesia, New Zealand 2019 | 119 min.
Pacific Showcase | Documentary, Educational, Ethnographic, History, Social Issues

Lala Rolls’ fascinating quest to examine what happens to a Tahitian high priest and navigator when he travels across the Pacific – and further on towards England as a translator and guest...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

WALK A MILE
New Zealand 2019 | 15 min.
Pacific Showcase Shorts | Drama

Vietnam vet Russ hates the noisy family next door but when tragedy strikes his neighbours he changes his mind.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

WIRUN
Australia 2019 | 9 min.
Pacific Showcase Shorts | Bildungsroman, Family Friendly, Social Issues, Women

WIRUN is a story about Erin, a young Indigenous Australian faces obstacles in her drama class. She wants to perform like the others, but Shakespeare’s old language won't come out. 

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

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