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.

‘Ohina 2017 Call for Entries

The 2017 ‘Ohina Short Film Showcase will be held on September 1, 2017 at the Historic Hawai’i Theatre. The showcase has opened it’s call for entries, and there is no entry fee for student films.

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Da Pidgin Film Festival

Call for entries for short films in or about pidgin and made by UH systemwide students in the past five years.

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TV Industry Internships

Every summer, the Television Academy Foundation offers 50 television industry internships in over 30 disciplines. These eight-week, paid positions at major media companies provide professional experience, career development and networking opportunities to talented students nationwide. They are currently accepting applications.

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Coproduction Deal for ACM Professor

Award-winning ACM Professor Vilsoni Hereniko was recently featured in an article on the website of the State of Hawaii’s Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) about his upcoming feature film “Until The Dolphin Flies”

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