Highlight on ACM Alumni in UH News UH News recently highlighted the popular PBS series 'Family Ingredients' and the huge contribution ACM alumni have made to the show. Directed by ACM Mānoa alumnus Ty Sanga, who currently teaches at ACM Mānoa, the first two seasons of...
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 interested should have interest in the arts and/or film.
Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking proudly announces the GIRLS MAKE MOVIES FILM FESTIVAL on December 8, 2017 at the Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre. Doors open at 5:30 / Screening starts at 6:00 pm / Program ends at 8:00 pm.
The ACM continues our exciting screenwriting competition for our students. We will award one or two scholarship/grants to a student to produce their winning screenplay. Deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017.
A college student, who’s a stalker with a split personality, reveals his feelings to his love interest but is absolutely crushed to discover she likes his best friend. This causes him to go on a psychotic rampage leading him to kill his best friend then kidnap and lock away his love interest leaving her for death.
A pre-teen is forced to make a moral decision when she has to choose between telling the truth or following in her brother’s footsteps.
This ACM Masterclass with highly acclaimed American film producer Sandy Stern will be held on Wednesday, November 8, at 1:30pm in Kuykendall Room 306. Sandy Stern is best known for his work on Pump Up the Volume, Being John Malkovich, Saved!, Equinox, Red Hot, Velvet Goldmine, Thirteen Conversations about One Thing, Freak City, and his most recent film Class Rank. Along with R.E.M.’s lead singer Michael Stipe, he owns the film production company Single Cell. In addition, Sandy currently teaches producing at the American Film Institute.
The agnostic teenage daughter of a U.S. Army chaplain learns to accept change when her refusal to cooperate with her family’s latest relocation from Oahu to North Carolina causes her to alienate her loved ones.
The story of a college freshman who is desperately seeking respect from his older brother by finally showing off his weightlifting skills.
This is the story of Leigh, an aspiring comedian, who is constantly trying to change others to cover up her denial of her true self. When Leigh catches a cheater in the act at a local park, she is faced with infinite possibilities of how one would react. The run in leads Leigh to reevaluate her friendships and ultimately, overcome her fears and accept her true self. Showing that letting go leads to true acceptance.
A teenage girl in high school seeks fatherly love and adoration from her legal father but doesn’t feel it, resulting in her reaching out to her biological father.
Photo Diary is a dramatic and comedic film that follows the story of Janna, an ambitious college student who lives a double life and struggles to pursue her creative dreams, connect with her culture and gain approval from her strict and overbearing mother, Loysa.
The Honolulu Museum of Art is looking for part-time projectionists. The position has good hours for a college student, passionate filmmakers get to view a lot films and socialize with lovers of film who attend events, and it offers a networking opportunities with not only audience goers but other filmmakers. This position is a great segue into a well-connected venue and professional association that will look excellent on a student/filmmakerʻs resume.
Set in rural Hawaii, a teenage girl is forced to confront her father after he enters her beloved pet in a dogfight.
UH PhD student seeks editor and web designer for personal documentary project, some pay included.
ACM Audio Workshops - Free of Charge! DATES: Friday, September 22 - 9am-12pm Monday, October 2 - 9am-12pm Wednesday, October 11 - 9am-12pm Are you an ACM student who has always wanted to know more about getting good audio for your productions? Does audio confound you...
‘In Memory Of’ is a story that revolves around two sisters, LUCIA and HAZEL, who struggle to redefine themselves and their roles after the death of their mother. A heartwarming and touching short film.
Come out and watch several documentary films made by ACM students in China this summer as part of the SMART Co-Lab through the Looking China program. Several other top documentaries made in the program this summer will be screened, as well as a behind the scenes documentary of the program. Screening info: Wednesday, September 27 – 6:30-8:30pm
Tokioka Room (RM 319), Moore Hall – 1890 East-West Road
A Native Hawaiian young man, born and raised on the mainland, finding acceptance and belonging in his native homeland.
This story set in the near future revolves around a young teen, LEON, who is torn between using his artistic talent towards a successful technology company or towards his passion for tattoo art.
This is a sweet short story about a father and a son. The father wants to educate his son beyond the academic institution by teaching him tools that hopefully will last a lifetime. The son questions the father’s ways and shows resistance throughout, however at the end he acknowledges what it has been given to him, drops the resistance and thanks his father.
ACM alumna Erin Lau will be shooting her Sundance Institute workshopped script for her Chapman MFA Graduate Thesis Film here on Oahu in October. The film is currently looking for crew to help out with the production, and ACM students are highly encouraged to participate in this production by one of ACM’s most highly awarded alumni.
StoryMotions, Inc. is launching a mobile app that delivers stories as interactive audio-guided walks about Hawaii’s history and culture in English, Chinese, and Japanese, and they are seeking writers/directors (storytellers) interested in creating a narrative that takes audiences on an adventure through physical locations.
ACM is proud to continue our tradition of offering internships for credit through ACM 495 in collaboration with companies heavily involved in the local film industry for the Fall 2017 semester.
The Fall 2017 Da Pidgin Film Festival showcases student films in and about Pidgin. The film festival will be held November, 2017 on the UH-Mānoa campus. $250 will be awarded to the top film, and $100 will be given to selected films!
If you are a current ACM major, or interested in becoming an ACM major, then you are highly encouraged to attend the ACM Welcome Reception on Friday, September 15 from 5-6:30pm in the Art Auditorium, located in the Art Building next to Campus Center.
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...
Submit your ACM film to the 2017 Hawaii International Film Festival! The entry deadline is Monday, July 17th. All ACM recent ACM films made for ACM courses are eligible to enter.
Erin Lau’s (ACM ’15 alumna) short film script ‘The Moon and the Night’ has been accepted into the 2017 Sundance Institute Native Filmmakers Lab, which takes place May 14-19 in Santa Fe, NM.