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.

SMART co-Lab Beijing – Call for Entries

ACM is offering a new SMART co-Lab this year through the Looking China Youth Film Project offered by Beijing Normal University. Program dates are July 4-21, and the program will be held in Beijing, China.

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SMART co-Lab Bologna – Call for Entries

ACM is offering a new SMART co-Lab this year though the International Film Academy (IFA) in Bologna, Italy. The program, which takes place from June 24 – July 15, brings together advanced undergraduate and graduate students from top film programs around the world to study with master filmmakers, immerse themselves in new technologies, and participate in a top European film festival.

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SMART Exchange Shanghai – Call for Entries

Enter now to be one of 6 ACM students selected to travel to Shanghai this June to screen your film at Shanghai International Film Festival and produce co-productions with Shanghai University film students. Deadline for entry is April 7, 2017.

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SAG-AFTRA Workshop

Executive Director of SAG-AFTRA Visiting ACM 330 Class Brenda Ching from SAG-AFTRA will be visiting Professor Lisette Flanary's ACM 330: Independent Producing class this Thursday, March 16th to talk to students about working with SAG actors on their student films....
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Documentary Filmmaking Maestraclass

During this Maestraclass, Kim A. Snyder will present how the camera/film can be used to bear witness to highly sensitive topics. Through an examination of the collective trauma depicted in the award-winning documentary NEWTOWN, this interactive conversation will explore ethical issues inherent in the process, how film can provide a path toward healing communities, and ultimately transform grief into social impact.

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