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.

Hawaiian Telcom Looking For Videographer and Graphic Design Contractor

The contractor under the direction of the project manager will provide video and podcast production as well as graphic design services for internal and external marketing and communications purposes designed 1) to give Hawaiian Telcom employees a better understanding of the company and improve internal communication and employee morale and 2) to market Hawaiian Telcom, its products and services to increase revenue and brand regard.

‘Mango Meat’ Casting Call

Mango Meat is a story told from the other side of suicide- those who are left behind, what we lose and what we find during recovery.

‘Hawaiian Enough’ Casting Call

Casting Call Production Title: Hawaiian EnoughDirector: Latisha OrtizACM Course:399 (Capstone)Production Start Date:TBDProduction Wrap Date:TBDSynopsis: Hawaiian Enough is a dramatic short film about Nohea a local Hapa girl who struggles with her identity as she tries...

Work with Hawai’i Women in Filmmaking

We are hiring for our upcoming Making Media That Matters* (Fall 2019).

Looking for Multimedia Development Programmer

Person serves as a Multimedia Designer for the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) team with primary focus on the multimedia production of CRDG-developed curricula. Among other duties, participates as a team member in technology-based upgrades and modifications of the CRDG programs and projects including designing/developing technology-based instructional materials for PreK-12 students and teachers. See full description for duties, minimum qualifications, and desirable qualifications.

Video Job Opportunity

Looking to make a couple of 5-minute video meditations to post on Shambhala Publications’ website for upcoming book.