Academy for Creative Media

University of Hawai'i at 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.


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.


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.

Talk with Rachel Sutton from Ohana Casting

You’ll have the opportunity to speak with Rachel Sutton from Ohana Casting. This workshop is great for all, especially actors and directors. She’ll speak about how to audition, what “they’re” looking for, why one should use a casting director, how to use a casting director, etc. 

Animation Internships with Curriculum Research & Development Group

Three internships available through UH Manoa’s Curriculum Research & Development Group.

Video Shorts Competition

The Library Treasures initiative invites our undergraduate and graduate students in any department, discipline and field of study to create original video shorts using special collections at Hamilton Library. Register online by February 1, 2019.

Hawaii Coffee Company Seeks Content Creators

Work with Hawaii’s #1 Coffee Company! Hawaii Coffee Company is looking for aspiring content creators to work with their team to create video content for social media.

‘Teammates’ Casting Call

This short film centers on new kid, Dylan, who is eager to make new friends and try out for the high school track team. In an attempt to fit in, he agrees to bully another student, but falls prey to the scheme.

Seeking Videography Intern

The Zeus Group Hawaii is seeking a videography (paid) intern. Paid internship to join progressive luxury real estate team.