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.

Part-Time Job at KBFD-TV

Master Control Operator at KBFD-TV KBFD TV station is seeking a responsible, organized, and detail-oriented Master Control Operator for a part-time position. Requirements: -Detail-oriented and organized -Understanding of digital media -MS Office skills including Word,...

Junior Producer Opening At MVNP

Junior Producer Position At MVNP MVNP Advertising Agency is looking to hire a Junior Producer or Production Assistant to begin working in April/May 2018. MVNP is an award-winning agency with a long history of success here in Hawaii. This would be a great job for a...

Pixar Visits ACM

Pixar Visits ACM Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:30AM UH Mānoa iLab (Building...

‘Aunty Emma’ Cast + Crew Call

'Aunty Emma' Cast + Crew Call Production Title: Aunty Emma Director: Casey Lapidus ACM Course: 399 (Capstone) Production Start Date: March 10, 2018 Production Wrap Date: March 31, 2018 *4 principal shoot dates, 2 reshoots/pickups if necessary Synopsis: Aunty Emma is...

ACM Alumni Film – Call for Extras

ACM Alumni Film - Call for Extras Production Title: Mauka to Makai Director: Alika Pfaltzgraff & Jonah Okano ACM Course: Alumni Film Shoot Date Needing Extras: January 17, 2018 - 3pm-10pm Synopsis: Akuma has greater aspirations than selling drugs on the street, but he...

ACM Pitch Day 2017

Pitch Day is an opportunity for ACM students who would like to produce and direct an independent group or individual project during the Spring 2017 semester to pitch their creative projects (short films) to ACM faculty, who will allot production awards to promising narrative films, animated shorts, documentaries and indigenous language films. Sign up now!!!