Academy for Creative Media

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

WELCOME TO ACM MĀNOA

Since 2004, ACM Mānoa has empowered students to tell their own stories by teaching cinematic narrative theories, skills and application across multiple platforms of digital media and within a context of cultural and aesthetic values, while at the same time nurturing robust job placement programs and internships.

Opportunities

ACM students work on TV shows like LOST and Hawaii 5-0, feature films like The Descendants, and go on to graduate film programs at top schools like USC, NYU, AFI, CalArts, and Chapman.

GLOBAL REACH

As one of the premier film schools in the Pacific region, ACM helps students shoot films all over the Asia-Pacific and US, and participates in annual exchanges with China.

Local Stories

Taking advantage of its unique cultural and geographical setting, ACM offers a one-of-a-kind program with a strong emphasis on indigenous storytelling.

Star Faculty

One of the greatest assets of the program, ACM’s faculty is comprised of award-winning filmmakers and scholars from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds.

ACM Alumni Help Make ‘Family Ingredients’ A Huge Success

Highlight on ACM Alumni in UH News UH News recently highlighted the popular PBS series 'Family Ingredients' and the huge contribution ACM alumni have made to the show. Directed by ACM Mānoa alumnus Ty Sanga, who currently teaches at ACM Mānoa, the first two seasons of...

2018 HIFF Spring Showcase Internships

HIFF internships offer opportunities to gain a broad range of work experiences in film festivals. HIFF interns work closely with festival staff to plan, coordinate, and implement special events, educational programs, and film screenings. Those interested should have interest in the arts and/or film.

Girls Make Movies Film Fest

Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking proudly announces the GIRLS MAKE MOVIES FILM FESTIVAL on December 8, 2017 at the Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre. Doors open at 5:30 / Screening starts at 6:00 pm / Program ends at 8:00 pm.

F17 ACM Screenwriting Competition

The ACM continues our exciting screenwriting competition for our students. We will award one or two scholarship/grants to a student to produce their winning screenplay. Deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017.

‘Locked Away’ Casting Call

A college student, who’s a stalker with a split personality, reveals his feelings to his love interest but is absolutely crushed to discover she likes his best friend. This causes him to go on a psychotic rampage leading him to kill his best friend then kidnap and lock away his love interest leaving her for death.

‘Sticky Fingers’ Casting Call

A pre-teen is forced to make a moral decision when she has to choose between telling the truth or following in her brother’s footsteps.