It's the only show of its kind in the world but it receives no major funding.
That hasn't stopped Pollywood, which has now been going strong for 12 years.
The popular short film festival gives Pasifika people the chance to share their stories from New Zealand and abroad.
This year's event - Pollywood Twelve 2014 - featured nine 15-minute films.
Clendon Park resident Popo Lilo directed O le Pe'a which discusses the Samoan traditional tatau (tattoo) and its loss of significance and value to the Samoan people.