Just to have been nominated for an Oscar is still something to celebrate even if Tanna did not win the foreign language film winning category. Iranian film The Salesman has won the category. Nevertheless it generated enough excitement to have a powerful kastom dance from Tanna take over the foyer of the National Convention Centre in Port Vila during live streaming of the Oscars ceremony here yesterday afternoon, where Tanna stars Dain and Wawa were guests of honour. Dain told Len Garae of Daily Post he “never dreamed the movie would make it to Port Vila let alone as far as Hollywood”.
A different kind of Vanuatu matter has also received media coverage in the United States — Read the rest of this entry »
In a first for film in Vanuatu and the Pacific islands region, The film Tanna, shot on location in Vanuatu using a local, untrained cast of actors, has been officially nominated for an Oscar for best foreign language film by the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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‘My Son’, a new short film inspired by and filmed in Vanuatu, is a moving note from a mother to her unborn child. It mixes poetry with amazing imagery shot (mostly) on location in Vanuatu – and carries with it a strong message of tolerance, humanity and kindness.
Directed and co-produced by Germain Lalot and written and co-produced by Claire Endress, with a voiceover in english and french captions. Enjoy it on Vimeo.
Tanna movie cast arrives in NYC for US premiere; People evicted from Tanoliu claim not to be squattersPosted: September 15, 2016
The people removed from land near Tanoliu last week claim they are not squatters. In today’s Daily Post, 67-year old Frank Ismael explains how he and his family moved there at the request of Read the rest of this entry »
For your viewing pleasure: here’s the winning entry of the 2016 Namatan Short Film Festival: Hackers, a humorous look at computer hacking. The film also won People’s Choice Award: