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.

2017 HIFF Internship Program

Call for Interns HIFF internships offer opportunities to gain a broad range of work experiences in film festivals. HIFF interns work closely with festival staff to plan, coordinate, and implement special events, educational programs, and film screenings. Those...
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Videographers Needed for Dance Studio

Arthur Murray Dance Studio is holding a student/teacher dance routine showcase on Saturday, February 25 from 6pm to 9:30pm at their brand new studio located at 770 Kapiolani. They are offering two free Private Dance lessons of the dance style of your choice (valued at $150.00 each) to any ACM students who would be willing to videotape the performances and do some light editing of the footage.

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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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