Saturday, November 13, 2010

Manaiakalani Film Festival

“Yay we are going to the Hoyts movie theatre today to watch different movies from different schools on the biggest screen in New Zealand,” I said to myself. On Thursday the 11th of November the whole of Pt England school went to Sylvia Park for the Manaiakalani film festival.

In the morning some of the Pt England students waited in the hall for the buses to come and pick us up. As soon as the buses arrived at Pt England School everyone quietly walked in their lines to a bus. There were three of them. Three of my friends and I got shifted with the year 4’s and the rest of my class got taken in another bus. While my friends and I sat in the bus we listened to the year 4’s sing.

When we got to the Sylvia Park movies my friends and I met up with the rest of my class. We strode up to the Hoyts theatre, while Mr music J directed us to the biggest screen in New Zealand. I saw lots of different schools such as St Pius, Panmure Bridge, Glen Brae, Tamaki Intermediate, Tamaki College, Tamaki Primary and of course Pt England. As all the schools were coming into the theatre, my friends lined up in a line and sat down on a chair so I joined them. It was very spacious.

Suddenly all the schools were in the theatre so the Manaiakalani film festival started. First you could hear this girl from our school called Toreka speaking. Then she appeared on the screen. After she opened up the film festival the first two presenters came up onto the stage. Their movie was the first to play. We saw lots of different movies from different schools.

I had six favourites. They were from Pt England, St Pius and Tamaki College. The ones that I liked from Pt England was ‘X Factor’, ‘New entrant dreamers’, ‘Wake up G.I’ and ‘A cautionary tale’. I think that the best one from St Pius was this one where their school was rewinding. Last but not least my best one was from Tamaki College. The title was ‘Feeling good, feeling great’.
Tamaki College was my best one because it had a good clip and I liked the raps in it.

Even though we didn’t stay there for the whole day I still had a good time at Sylvia Park. I enjoyed the movies and the bus rides. You can take a look at the movies from the film festival by clicking on this link


  1. Hi Kingston

    I am glad to see that you have done another post - finally! I enjoyed reading your recount about the film festival. I think that everyone was so lucky this year to be able to watch the movies on the big screen. How cool was that! Keep up the great blogging.

    love from Mum xx

  2. Hi Kingston,
    Fantastic post about the film festival. It was a great event wasn't it and being in the real movie theater made it special. I thought eveyone's movies were great. You have written a very detailed recount of the day. Well done.

  3. I was so pleased to discover this post. Did you know that I spent the entire film festival behind a black curtain up the front, so I never saw the movies or saw the crowds who attended. I have learnt so much from your post and it makes me feel much better about it - just like I was there :)

  4. Hey King,

    I really enjoyed reading this post about the manaiakalani film festival. It sounds like it was an awesome event and by reading your post you really enjoyed your self. Mum showed me some of the films that were showing at the festival and I thought they were all very good. It looked like a lot of hard work had been put in to making the movies. Well done to the Pt england students and teachers for producing such great movies.

    Thanks for sharing this post Kingston.



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