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Moana Pasifika Moving Image Commission 2022



17 January 2022

Moana Pasifika Moving Image Commission 2022

Still from Layers, Layers, Layers (2017) a video by Darcell Apelu

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is very excited to support a newly commissioned single-screen moving image work by a Moana Pasifika artist at this year’s Festival in September

In Partnership with CIRCUIT and Tautai Pacific Arts Trust, BFMAF will support a Moana Pasifika artist based in Aotearoa New Zealand to create a new single channel moving image work that will premiere at the 18th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) in September 2022. The selected artist will be supported to travel to the UK and undertake a two-week residency before participating in the Festival.

The CIRCUIT 2022 Tagata Moana Moving Image Award is an open call commissioning opportunity for Moana Pasifika artists based in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Alongside a $7500 (NZD) production budget will provide full travel and accommodation costs for NZ-UK return, a home fund of $2000 (NZD) and pastoral and project support.

Click here for full details and to apply. For any queries get in touch with Mark Williams The deadline for applications is 5 pm (NZDT) on Thursday 20 January 2022.

CIRCUIT is an arts agency based in Wellington, New Zealand. Our activities include curation, distribution and commissioning of works; as well as the commissioning of new writing and professional development opportunities for artists. We are the leading voice for representing artist image practice from Aotearoa New Zealand.

About Tautai
Located in Tamaki Makaurau, Aotearoa New Zealand, Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust is Aotearoa’s leading Pacific arts organisation with a multidisciplinary focus. Tautai draws on the Samoan word for navigator and illustrates the organisation’s commitment to guiding Moana arts both locally and globally.