120 min | Documentary
Seventy short films about cinema and its future.
Directors: Hala Abdallah, John Akomfrah, Catherine Breillat, Júlio Bressane, Rama Burshtein, Antonio Capuano, Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Isabel Coixet, Amiel Courtin-Wilson, Claire Denis, Lav Diaz, Amit Dutta, Atom Egoyan, Aleksey Fedorchenko, Frédéric Fonteyne, James Franco, Lluís Galter, Haile Gerima, Aleksey German Jr., Amos Gitai, Sang-soo Hong, Benoît Jacquot, Zhangke Jia, Semih Kaplanoglu, Abbas Kiarostami, Ki-duk Kim, Yorgos Lanthimos, Pablo Larraín, Tobias Lindholm, Guido Lombardi, Jazmín López, Samuel Maoz, Pietro Marcello, Brillante Mendoza, Celina Murga, Amir Naderi, Shirin Neshat, Nicolás Pereda, Franco Piavoli, Giuseppe Piccioni, Edgar Reitz, João Pedro Rodrigues, Walter Salles, Paul Schrader, Ulrich Seidl, Luca Severi, Sion Sono, Jean-Marie Straub, Tusi Tamasese, Tariq Teguia, Pablo Trapero, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Teresa Villaverde, Bing Wang, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Andrew Wonder, Yonfan, Krzysztof Zanussi, Karim Aïnouz, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jan Cvitkovic, Davide Ferrario, Monte Hellman, Marlen Khutsiev, Milcho Manchevski, Franco Maresco, Salvatore Mereu, Ermanno Olmi, Michele Placido, Todd Solondz, Shekhar Kapur, Heeraz Marfatia | Stars: Jessica Alexander, Bernardo Bertolucci, Lola Créton, Haile Gerima
PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Romance
A young New Zealand Samoan man called Adam (Neil Amituanai) ventures to his motherland to try and impress his crush Mary (Gloria Ofa Blake), who claims she only likes "real" Pacific Island men.
Director: Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa | Stars: Neil Amituanai, Gloria Blake, Susana Fanueli, Valelia Ioane
TV-PG | 92 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport
Four brave women set out to row across the Pacific Ocean from America to Australia.
Director: Sarah Moshman
110 min | Drama
Saili, an unassuming villager & taro farmer, lives happily with his beautiful wife Vaaiga and her teenage daughter Litia. Their existence, whilst happy and peaceful; is unconventional. ... See full summary »
Director: Tusi Tamasese | Stars: Fa'afiaula Sanote, Tausili Pushparaj, Salamasina Mataia, Ioata Tanielu
15 min | Short, Drama, Mystery
South Pacific, present day. Fishing in a forbidden coral lagoon, a young Samoan father makes a shocking discovery. Its consequences will be determined by the struggle between his conscience and his cowardice.
Director: Giacomo Martelli | Stars: Afa Pio Tupua, Joshua Fuimaono Wright, Sina Fuimaono Wright, Taulesulu Matafeo
94 min | Documentary
With Ema diagnosed with terminal cancer, the Siope family search for healing through confronting their history of systemic sexual abuse and returning to their roots in Samoa.
Director: Anna Marbrook | Star: Lilo Ema Siope
Unrated | 48 min | Documentary
Survival of the Fabulous asks are gay men actually born gay? If so, how could homosexuality, a trait, which essentially prevents reproduction, evolve and survive generations of history? ... See full summary »
Director: Bryce Sage | Stars: Ray Blanchard, Tony Bogaert, David Burns, Andrea Camperio Ciani
16 min | Short, Drama
Taro planter Lui s grief for his dead wife has infected his whole life. A chance meeting with a stranger, a widow bound in anger to the grave of her husband now drowning in their cyclone ... See full summary »
Director: Tusi Tamasese | Stars: Malae Lialiai, Lena Rivers
11 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
When a young Samoan woman is stricken with bleeding stigmata during an Easter church service, she is forced to confront both adoration and condemnation while struggling to maintain her life as a wife and mother.
Director: Vea Mafile'o
15 min | Short, Drama
In a long forgotten Samoa, a group of young men are sent into the deepest part of the forest to fulfill their destinies and emerge as Warriors.
Directors: Daniel Poleki, Robert Poleki | Stars: Apenamoemanatunatu Fuli Lei Poleki, Vaialofi Samifua, Mark Stowers, Matthew Stowers
95 min | Documentary, Adventure, History
Inspired by the recent discovery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an unlikely boat is built from 10,000 reclaimed plastic bottles and attempts to sail across the Pacific Ocean in hopes ... See full summary »
Director: Vern Moen | Star: Alec Baldwin
Apple Pie is a feature length artist film shot on super 16mm in New Zealand, Samoa, and at a remote mountaintop astrophysics observatory in the Western US desert. Both an experimental ... See full summary »
Director: Sam Hamilton
60 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
Six standalone feature documentaries exploring a universal human need as defined by a Kenyan woman farmer: Sustenance, Love, Faith, Culture, Fear and Hope. Shot by emerging filmmakers from ... See full summary »
Directors: Abdelsallam Al-Hajj, Claudia Alves, Laura Cardona, Jean Jean León, Marina McCartney, Rafael Ruíz, Helena Salguero, Chatterjee Sreya, Jean Jean
62 min | Documentary, History | Completed
The story of tattoo abolishment and resurgence in the South Pacific has many nuances such as cultural identity, religious affiliation, and women's rights. While tattoos can be found on ... See full summary »
Director: Amanda D. Fornal
15 min | Documentary, Short
A portrait of the life of Asia Stanley 'Queen of the Amazons', a fa'afafine living her best life in urban Samoa. This short documentary offers an intimate insight into the lives of our ... See full summary »
Director: Twayne Laumua
10 min | Short, Comedy, Family
A man mysteriously emerges from the ocean with a briefcase, on his way to deliver a report about the four Marine National Monuments of the Pacific Ocean. But his report is anything but ... See full summary »
Directors: Laura Sams, Robert Sams | Stars: Lucy Bowman, Laura Sams, Robert Sams
10 min | Documentary, Short
Andy is a young Samoan who left behind his dream of studying art to chase a new passion - tourism.
Director: Isack Hoppitt | Star: Anitele'a Faitua
15 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy
An anthropology student travels to the pacific island of Samoa to study its system of communal property rights, which she admires. Barely arrived in the hotel, her clothes get stolen.
Directors: Anna Nevander, Louise Nevander