Vai to open at Maoriland Film Festival

Posted Tuesday 05 Feb 2019

Here's another fabulous reason to attend the M?oriland Film Festival in ?taki in March: the portmanteau film Vai will open MFF19 in the film's Southern Hemisphere premiere. By the way ... our apologies to Marina Alofagia McCartney and Matasila Freshwater, whose names we missed in the last eNews item about Vai, Both Marina and Matasila are writers and directors of the film, which will also feature in the Berlinale 2019 and the SXSW Festival. Congratulations to you both!

Vai is directed by nine Pacific Island filmmakers and filmed in seven different Pacific countries: Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Kuki A?rani (Cook Islands), Samoa, Niue and Aotearoa.

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Enjoy a vino while watching Zilbert's Hang Time

Posted Tuesday 05 Feb 2019

Support a fellow Wifter and go see Hang Time, the directorial debut of Casey Zilbert. Casey won the Fulcrum Media Finance Woman to Watch at last year's WIFT Awards; she also wrote, produced and acted in Hang Time. Billed as a raucous romp that's fun, fresh, and Kiwi-as, the film follows three 20-something friends who get some much-needed hang time at a vineyard following a cancelled wedding. There's a crazy uncle, a beautiful young woman, a jilted groom, and a stunning vineyard. Kicking off with a world premiere in Blenheim, this series of red-carpet event screenings will be accompanied by a wine from film sponsor Astrolabe, Q&A sessions with the director and the cast, and limited-edition merchandise including the soundtrack on vinyl. 
Screenings include Blenheim, Christchurch, Wellington, Napier, Taupo, Hamilton, and Auckland.

Click here for screening dates, locations and ticket info



Casey Zilbert