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.

Documentary Seeking Transcriber

Looking for someone to sync sound to documentary and transcribe interviews.

The Orchard Project

The Orchard ProjectPlease note: to make sure everyone who wanted to submit an application could do so, we have extended the deadline to submit first round applicaiton pitches to January 22. If you have alreaady submitted, this means that you can continue editing your...

Public Reading by Playwright

Public readings by Y York. Y is the recipient of the Smith Prize for political theatre from the National New Play Network, the Hawai`i Award for Literature, Berilla Kerr Playwriting Award, five-time awardee of the distinguished play award from AATE, member of The Dramatists’ Guild and proud alumna of New Dramatists. Her more than 40 plays have been produced in virtually every state in America, as well as Canada and Australia.

Call for Films

Do you have a film related to Oceania or Culture? Submit your work to have it screened here on Oahu.

Crew Call for Feature Film

You can crew for a feature film that will be shooting in Hawaii.

Masterclass with Amy Hill

Masterclass with Amy Hill that is open to the public.