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Kula Film Awards launched

Film Fiji has promised a bigger and better HFC Bank Kula Film Awards this year. Film Fiji chief executive officer Dallas Foon revealed this during its launch with major sponsors
30 Apr 2015 14:02
Kula Film Awards launched

Film Fiji has promised a bigger and better HFC Bank Kula Film Awards this year.

Film Fiji chief executive officer Dallas Foon revealed this during its launch with major sponsors HFC Bank and Fiji Airways in Suva yesterday.

Mr Foon said this year would be a big year for the Kula Awards because it would celebrate its 10th anniversary.

“We are planning a very big show this year and planning a much better and a far more involved professional manage this year,” he said.

The awards are categorised into three streams, the Kula Film, Kula Dance and Arts competition.

In conjunction with the US Embassy here in Fiji, schools that would be taking part would be undergoing training by two professional filmmakers from America.

The schools would be taught every aspects of filmmaking, from screenwriting, pre-production, filming and editing to prepare them for the awards.

Mr Foon confirmed that so far 15 schools applied for the awards, nine schools for the dance competition and nine for the art competition. HFC Bank chief executive officer Isikeli Tikoduadua said the bank this year chose to extend its support for school children and the growing film industry.

“We see great talent and potential in our children to advance in filmmaking and this is our way of encouraging and supporting,” Mr Tikoduadua said.

Meanwhile, Film Fiji yesterday launched the 2015 Kula Awards Facebook page.

The page would enable members of the public to be updated about this year’s competition.

The date for the event has not been finalised, but there are plans to hold it in late July.

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