Student & Faculty Accolades
ACM Student and Alumni accolades
–Sundance Institute Native Short Script Lab: Five out of the six participants, selected on the basis of their script, include ACM MÄnoa students and alumni Scott W. Kekama Amona & Bonnie (Nani) Ross, Kari Noe, Kaliko MaÊ»iÊ»i, and Bryson Chun.
–The Undergraduate Showcase of Research and Creative Work, which highlights the independent academic work of UH MÄnoa undergraduate students from any academic discipline on campus: Arts and Humanities – Creative First Place: Robert L.G.L. Sassone for “Doughnut: The Creation of the Animated Short, and Observations on Independent Hand-Drawn Animated Filmmaking Majoring in Academy for Creative Media, Showcase,” participation for Honors, Mentor: Lisette Flanary. Also, Engineering and Computer Sciences First Place: Tina Li (ACM student worker), “Finite Element Study of Self-Deflections in Large Mirrors Subject to Kinematic Mounts,” Majoring in Mechanical Engineering, Showcase participation for UROP, Mentor: Dr. A. Zachary Trimble.
Faculty Film and Publication accolades
—SALESI, directed by Vilsoni Hereniko and Garin Nugroho, with cinematography by Anne Misawa, editing by George Wang, post-production by Gerard Elmore, network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (“NETPAC”) and ACM faculty produced in collaboration with UH MÄnoa Theater & Dance and Music departments for NETPAC’s 25th conference, 25 minutes, Hawaii International Film Festival, 2015.
—THE MAGNIFICIENT MR. CHIM, directed and animated by Dan Boulos, 25 min. 2015.
—TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES OF INTIMACY, live-action short, directed by Joel Moffett, 40+ film festivals including Best Short Award at CINHOMO Intl. LGBT Film Festival, Silver Remi Award at World Fest Houston 2015.
—MARGARITA WITH A STRAW, dramatic feature film, Director of Photography Anne Misawa, Theatrical release in India, Korea, Japan, Singapore, (upcoming in US), and 130+ film festivals and 25+ awards including Toronto Intl. Film Festival NETPAC Award, Busan Intl. Film Festival, Sundance Institute’s Mahindra Global Filmmaker Award, 2014-2015.
—CLARENCE, by Laura Margulies: Oil Paint animated sequence for Cartoon Network’s show to air in Summer 2016.
–“Abstraction and Stylized Design in 3D Animated Films: an Extrapolation of 2D Animation Design”, written and presented by Dan Boulos, 2nd Intl. Conference Computer Graphics and Animation, 2015.
–“(Not Only) for Children and Cavemen: The Films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet,” written by Claudia Pummer, is in the edited volume on the two filmmakers, published by the Austrian Film Museum and Synema-Society for Film and Media, 2016.