The international television channel ‘Australia Plus’ recently launched Cinema Pasifika, a new series of five half hour programmes, showcasing short films from the Pacific Islands region.
Steve Menzies, Director Flinch Marketing Limited which produced the project said the new series celebrates a range of diverse and unique cinematic voices and each of the short films are followed by short interviews with filmmakers about their creative inspirations, influences and their plans for the future.
“It is hoped that funding can be found to turn this series into a DVD for use in schools and universities throughout the Pacific region.
“This new TV series was developed following the completion of a research report by the Pacific Community (SPC) titled: ‘Cinema Pasifika: developing the narrative film and television sector in the Pacific Island region’.
The report, which was produced by Flinch Marketing, found that the Pacific Islands region could generate significant economic, cultural and social benefits by supporting the development of a sustainable film and television industry.
“The Cinema Pasifika series was developed as a pro bono project by Flinch Marketing and we would like to give special thanks to all the participating filmmakers and those who supported the initiative.