Every day is a social battle. When a young fa’afafine is rejected by society, she finds strength in identity through the spirits of her ancestors. Through contemporary dance and the flick of a fan, Fa’afafine sisters ‘Fine Fatale’ bring traditional inspiration to the universal theme of being outcast and how the strength of one can help another. From the creators of the first Indigenous interactive documentary ‘Poi360’ and NZWebfest award winner ‘The F Word’, comes a Pacific 2D & immersive 360 film for a new generation. FANGIRL is a new wave of young fem-gems empowering others to be who they are through dance.  Fan Girl is a window into the world of an ‘outsider’ through a niche perspective of fa’afafine dance and contemporary pacific culture.

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Australian Premiere

Director: Mario Faumui (Samoan)
Producer/Writer: Lanita Ririnui-Ryan (Ngati Ranginui, Ngaiterangi, Ngapuhi, Cook Islands)

Aotearoa New Zealand | 2018 | 6 min | Experimental | Without Dialogue
Cast: Amanaki Prescott-Faletau + Raukura Tuhura  + Valentino Maliko + Spencer Papali’i + Sese Pahulu

Unclassified 15+


Short | Premiere

Thick Skinned (international shorts)

Event Cinemas

A collection of international short films by Indigenous people curated to show strength in the face of adversity. Four of the films were created in 72 hours as part of the Native Slam III filmmaking challenge at the Maoriland Film Festival. Please be advised this collection of films includes Unclassified 18+   BUY TICKETS NOW […]

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Virtual Reality Session


The University of Technology Sydney will host an all day virtual reality hub giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in some of the latest Indigenous works in the virtual reality world. Between 11:00am-12:00pm we’ll be offering a unique viewing of Fangirl in the 360 Data Arena. VIRTUAL REALITY: Foyer, UTS Building 1, Level 4 Ultimo, […]

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