Films off competition 2016

TRENT PARKE – THE BLACK ROSE 27 min 30 – Australia - 2015 Version: English Directed by: Catherine Hunter Produced by: Catherine Hunter and Julia Overton Portrait and artistic career of the great photographer Trent Parke. He was the only Australian to join the prestigious Magnum Photo Agency. It reveals the loss of...

THE DAY THAT CHANGED MY LIFE 58 min – New Zealand - 2015 Version: English Directed by: Christopher Dudman Produced by: Robbers Dog Films Ltd The Day that changed my life is a moving tribute to the victims and survivors of the Christchurch earthquake in February 2011. This film describes the greatest...

RAIMANA WORLD 53 min – France - 2015 Version: French Directed by: Antoine Laguerre Produced by: ADLTV Raimana Van Bastolaer is a true Tahitian legend, a respected surfer admired by everyone. His world consists of large waves, as well as sharing his passion with people from all over the world, not forgetting the...

FRACKMAN 93 min – Australia - 2015 Version: English subtitled in French Directed by: Richard Todd Produced by: Freshwater Films/Smith&Nasht/Aquarius Productions/Yes 3 Companies-Frackman Films ‘Frackman’ tells the story of a militant Dayne Pratzky and his fight against international gas companies. Australia will soon become the world’s biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas....

TOTEM LIBERTÉ 54 min – New Caledonia - 2015 Version: French Directed by: Dorothée Tromparent and Emmanuel Desbouiges Produced by: PAO Production/Canal + Calédonie This film takes place in a prison in Nouméa, CAMP EST. A sculpture workshop called Totem Liberté began four years ago behind its high walls. Its principle was to guide...

L’ÎLE CONTINENT 52 min – New Caledonia - 2013 Version: French subtitled in French Directed by: Alan Nogues Production: Emotion Capturée L’île Continent is the story of an island with a very distant geological past: New Caledonia. This land’s fauna, as well as flora, is second to none in terms of biodiversity whose...

Sport for Change – Solomon Islands 29 min – New Zealand - 2013 Version: English Directed by: Briar March Produced by: Attitude Pictures Living with a handicap in the Solomon Islands is tough. It’s one of the poorest nations in the Pacific. Australian paralympic rugby champion Curtis Palmer is there for a week...

LE MYSTÈRE MÉROU 90 min – France - 2015 Version: French Directed by: Gil Kébaïli Produced by: Les Films d’ici/Arté A spectacular gathering of thousands of groupers attracted the attention of the team of the biologist and photographer Laurent Ballesta in Fakarava in French Polynesia. These fish are waiting for the full moon...

GOORRRANDALNG: BROLGA DREAMING 11 min – Australia - 2015 Version: English and Miriwoong subtitled in English Directed by: Ju Ju Wilson Produced by: Bigapitija PL Granny Sheba Dignari is 95 years old. Singing and visiting the country are among her favourite things. She sings the songs of her Elders, particularly songs her mother...

FIGHTER 26 min – Australia - 2015 Version: English subtitled in French Directed by: Perun Bonser Produced by: Metamorflix 43-year old Neil Coyne was Western Australia’s first Aboriginal wrestler. In the ring for over seven years, ‘N.C. Viper’ was popular with the public and his adversaries. However, the death of his mother eighteen...

UNE NATURE ENVAHISSANTE 52 min – France/New Caledonia - 2014 Version: French Directed by: Jenny Briffa Produced by: Tetemba Productions/Grand Angle The damage caused by invasive species today in New Caledonia is dramatic. Deer, ants, cats, rats and pigs all destroy biodiversity. This documentary focuses on the consequences that are not just ecological!...

PLASTIC PARADISE 57 min – USA - 2013 Version: English Directed by: Angela Sun Produced by: Lerd Productions The world has become inundated with plastic, a material that appears so perfect and useful, but…it isn’t 100% biodegradable. After sixty or so years of increasingly popularity, what has happened to the waste? It often...

FOOTPRINTS 13 min – Australia - 2015 Version: English subtitled in French Directed by: Cornel Ozies Produced by: Eileen Torres and Eloise Schnierer About Djugun people reasserting their identity. The Djugun people mark the sand on the beaches at the edge of the cliffs with footprints and claim the land as theirs....

HUMANAHUM, L’HISTOIRE DE JOHN GABILOU 52 min – French Polynesia - 2014 Version: French Directed by: Philippe Sintes Produced by: Bleu Lagon Productions/Polynésie 1ère Everyone in Polynesia knows the singer, but few really know his story. He left his mark upon people right from the outset with the Barefoot boys gaining 3rd place...

TE MANA O TE MOANA 95 min 25 – New Zealand - 2015 Version: English Directed by: Anna Marbrook and Mike Single Produced by: Heather Lee/Oceanic Nature Film Production/Dieter Paulmann Te Mana o te Moana – The Pacific Voyagers is the epic voyage of a 100 Pan-Pacific Islanders who traverse 1000’s of nautical...

WINNING GIRL 68 min – USA- 2014 Version: English Directed by: Kimberlee Bassford Produced by: Making Waves Films LLC/Pacific Islanders Communications ‘Winning Girl’ follows the four-year journey of a Samoan-Hawaiian female teenage judo wrestling phenomenon from Hawaii and her family as they aim for championship gold, and in doing so tells the dynamic...

THE ROAD TO HOME 53 min – USA - 2015 Version: English subtitled in English Directed by: Dominic Brown Production: Dancing Turtle Films The Road Home tells the story of Benny Wenda, the leader of West Papua’s struggle for independence against Indonesia. Ranging from his modest childhood in the remote mountains of New...

SHORT DOC SELECTION: HOMING 3 min – New Zealand - 2014 Version: English Directed by: Andrew Scott Production: Julia Parnell A perspective on an occupied house translated into images and noises. WAYNE 3 min – New Zealand - 2014 Version: English subtitled in French Directed by: Kristy Griffin Production: Julia Parnell and Viv Kernick A disabled boy and his interactions with others particularly...