Applications open for Pacific Island Filmmakers

YoranaWorldView and the CBA, together with PACMAS and a team of international documentary trainers are working to provide a unique documentary training opportunity taking place in Tonga. From the 21st – 31st October 2014 a course will be offered to selected digital filmmakers from Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, The Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.

The project, now in its second year, aims to support emerging Pacific talent by providing relevant skills training. The course is also designed to include a legacy element supporting the development of a pan Pacific peer group of digital storytellers who will be able to work together and support each other in the long-term bringing the unique visions of Pacific storytellers to the global media stage. This course is designed to deliver an intensive experience of digital documentary production including accompanying social media skills to increase the visibility and confidence of Pacific digital media makers.

The 2014 course will begin in Tonga on 21st October and will offer a 10 day intensive training to participants who will learn creative narrative documentary filmmaking via practical, engaging workshops.

Deadline for applications is 31 August 2014.
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