Talofa lava and warm Pacific greetings to everyone, my name is Eliorah Malifa. I am a festival producer, arts worker and I am currently undertaking a PhD in Film and Pacific Studies at Australian National University. I am also the current Assistant for Screen Cultures at Information and Cultural Exchange. I’ve been around I.C.E. for about a year now. Those who have been involved in Produce Perfect, Create NSW In House @ I.C.E. and Screen Australia – Hot Desk West, will probably know me best from my incessant emails asking for support material or plugging new opportunities to apply for.
Outside of I.C.E., you can find me working on Pasifika Film Fest (PFF) which I co-direct with Kalo Fainu. In 2013 Kalo founded the Festival and we’ve produced 3 more festivals since; travelled it interstate, to Brisbane and Canberra and internationally to Auckland and Wellington in New Zealand.
In 2018, PFF is happening between September and October. In Sydney, the Festival will be showing between September 13 – 16 at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. We will also be running a 48 Hour Film Challenge for Pacific filmmakers from September 12 – 14 at I.C.E. We’re extremely grateful to I.C.E. and Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) for their support with this filmmaking challenge and we’re looking forward to some of the content that will be put out there.
So if you see me around I.C.E, please feel free to hit me up for a yarn about film, television, moving image, Pacific film, food, you name it.
Words by Eliorah Malifa
Photo by ANU Ethnocultural Department
Interested in applying for the 48 Hour Film Challenge? Full details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1798305286924991/
Read more about I.C.E. Screen Cultures Program here: https://ice.org.au/program/screen