National Film Institute
A Brief History Of National Film Institute (NFI)
National Film Insitution (NFI) is semi-autonomous institution, funded by the state and governed by the National Cultural Commission. Our functions are laid out in the NCC Act 1994. It was established in 1979. NFI began as a media extension unit within th Raun Raun Theatre in 1979 in Goroka. It has expanded its roles to become the Skul Bilong Wokim Piksa, and then by an Act of Parliament in 1994 it effectively became the National Film Institute.
There followed an intense period of training and production supported by the French Government which resulted in the widely acclaimed feature drama “Tinpis Run.”
- The NFI has films that can educate people.
- It will also be working with both government and non government organizations to produce films purposely to educate the people of PNG.
- We want to use this powerful medium (film) to disseminate information that will improve the lives of people both in the rural and urban areas. People do learn quickly from watching films rather than reading books.
NFI will be screening films in communities to engage people to discuss what matters most to them, to get them thinking progressively.
The archival collection contains film and video footage dating back to pre-independence and contain rare and sacred footage of cultural ceremonies that are unique on this planet. Many will never be performed again.
The Overall mission of the National Film Institute is to produce films documenting PNG’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and to actively engage in fostering the growth of a Melanesian Film and Culture Industry.
What we do here in NFI?
- Documentary Filmmaking
- News Coverage
- Camera Work
- Video Editing
- Sound recording
- DVD Burning – Authoring/Duplication
- PNG Filmmaking Visa Work
The mission of the PNG Film & Television Archives is to collect, digitize, restore and preserve Papua New Guinea’s moving images for posterity. In the Vault we have PNG’s National Heritage Collection. The oldest film is from the 1900’s and the most recent one.
The Beauty of Film is that it is part of everything in Life. We can work with all Institutions Within the country to bring their Stories to the whole population.
- National Film Institute
Want to know about our work or
talk about a project? Contact us below!
+675 532 2897
+675 720 0000
Goroka, Eastern Highland, Papua New Guinea
National Cultural Commission
Steven Komb Kilanda
Acting Executive Director
Corporate (Management) Services
Policy, Research and Regulatory Services
Cultural Services Development
+675 323 5222 / 5111
+675 325 9119
Down Town, Port Moresby