September 17, 2010
Aloha students, friends and supporters of the Academy for Creative Media at
the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
FESTIVAL SEASON OPENS NEXT WEEK
What a great time to be a cineaste – and if you’re an ACM student, friend
and supporter, you are indeed one! We’re entering into film festival season,
and the opportunity to immerse ourselves into international cinema culture:
* CINEMA ITALIANO runs Thursday (9/23) to Sunday (9/26) with a program of
nine Italian films screening at the Kahala Mall theatres. We’re especially
grateful to Cinema Italiano for the Future Filmmaker Award they make
available to ACM student filmmakers. For a full description of films and
times, see <www.cinemaitalianoinhawaii.org>. The festival opens Thursday
with “The Friends at the Margherita Café” at 11:30 am. There will be an
opening gala from 5:30-8:15 pm on the Mall Roof above the theatres, followed
at 8:30 with a screening of the comedy “Basilicata Coast to Coast.”
* The second annual TAIWAN FILM SERIES will be held on campus Tuesday (9/21)
through Saturday (9/25). ACM is a co-sponsor of this series of six films,
including romantic comedies, kung fu, and historical dramas, brought to us
by the Center for Chinese Studies and the Taipei Economic and Cultural
Office in Honolulu. The series kicks of Tuesday at 3 pm with “Blue Brave,”
screened in Moore 319. For a complete list of films, screening times and
locations, see <http://www.hawaii.edu/news/article.php?aId=3867>.
* Of course, the Big Show comes up in October with the HAWAI‘I INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL, 10/14-24. ACM will feature six films in this year’s festival,
along with sponsoring the SMART Exchange screenings of Shanghai University
student films, and a REEL LIFE documentary series. Stay tuned for all the
details. In the meantime, HIFF can always use volunteers, and ACM students
have gained much from that experience in past festivals. Get up close and
personal with festival staff, visiting filmmakers, and international press.
Free movies, and a cool T-shirt! Contact <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call
792-1577, ext. 2.
PANEL TOMORROW ON PRINCESS KAIULANI FILM
While waiting for election returns tomorrow (9/18) evening, you can attend
the DVD release of “Princess Kaiulani” at the Ala Moana Barnes & Noble at 6
pm. Cast and crew will be there for a panel discussion on the issues the
film has raised in the community (originally titled “Barbarian Princess,”
and a q&a session. They’ll be happy to talk about the behind-the-scenes
filming, too, so there’s a lot to be learned.
FREE SCREENINGS – TUESDAY AFTERNOON FLICKS IN CRAWFORD
Each Tuesday at 1:30 pm, full-length films selected by ACM faculty will be
screened in our conference room, Crawford 202. Coming up:
September 21 State of Aloha (HI) by Anne Misawa
September 28 Eagle vs. Shark (NZ) by Taika Waititi
October 5 Rabbit in the Moon (US) by Emiko Omori
October 12 Shiro’s Head (Guam) by Don & Kel Muna
October 19 Battleship Potemkin (Rus) by Sergei Eisenstein
SCHOLARSHIPS, OPPORTUNITIES, ETC.
KHON-TV would like to set up an internship that would run from December
2010-May 2011 for a production assistant on the “Cool Corona Concerts”
program series. ACM 495 credit (SP 11) is available for majors who have
completed ACM 310, 315, or 316, or will complete this semester. Interested,
contact Jessica James at <email@example.com>.
Alumni: The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program is looking for a
Multimedia Producer to work out of Washington, D.C. Deadline to apply is
Wednesday (9/22). See <http://bit.ly/9g4ylK>
The Colleges of Arts and Sciences invites ACM students to apply for these
scholarships for Spring 2011:
* Colleges of Arts & Sciences Alumni Association Annual Scholarship ($1,000)
* Jhamandas Watumull Arts & Sciences Scholarship (for UHM Seniors - $2500)
* John Young Scholarship in the Arts ($3,000)
* Rodney P. Santos Scholarship ($1,000)
Deadline for all applications is October 28. For information and to download
FESTIVALS, CONTESTS, OPPORTUNITIES, ETC.
REMINDER: ALL ACM films submitted for festivals and contests must first be
cleared by Production Manager Gregg Ambrosius. No exceptions. See him BEFORE
you send anything off.
* Big Island Film Festival (May 11-15). Several ACM Student Films have won
awards at this growing and well-run festival. Deadline Jan. 1
* 8th International Independent Film Festival (May 5-15) in Lisboa,
Portugal. Deadline Jan. 28 <www.indielisboa.com>.
REMINDER: PNM WORKSHPS FOR CREDIT AND FUN
Our friends and partners at Pacific New Media, part of UHM’s Outreach
College, has an extensive menu of workshops during the Fall on various
aspects of filmmaking. One is free, one you can take for 1 credit of ACM
390, and two are offered to ACM students at a 25 percent discount.
* Filmmaking from a Kanaka Maoli Point-of-View. FREE! Friday, Nov. 5 at 7 pm
in the Art Auditorium. A presentation by Kaniela and Ed Joy, featuring a
screening of their film Kekohi, followed by a panel on storytelling in
Hawaiian culture by the Joys, Tuti Baker, Naalehu Anthony, and ACM alum
* Hollywood: The Dream Factory – Prepare yourself & your Script. Available
for 1 credit of ACM 390 (register through Outreach College; normal workshop
fee $200). Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30-31, in Krauss 012. Donna Choo,
director of Creative Affairs at MGM, and consultant to the Sundance
bi-annual screenwriting lab, presents a 2-day workshop on the business of
show business and the practical real world script reading factory and how it
all works. How can an unknown screenwriter get recognized?
* Low Budget Filmmaking in Hawai‘i. 25 percent discount from $100 workshop
fee. Saturday, Nov. 6 in Art 101. The Joy Brothers follow their Friday night
presentation and panel with a short-course workshop on the ins and outs of
low to no budget filmmaking. How to make a low budget film including
auditions, pre and post, and fight and stunt choreography.
* You Can’t Always Fix It in Post: Practical Guidelines for Location Audio.
25 percent discount from $120 workshop fee. Sunday, Nov. 14 in Krauss 012.
John Fielden’s workshop covers mixing and recording professional quality
For all workshops and events, see <www.outreach.hawaii.edu/pnm>.
ASIAN & PACIFIC FILMS ONLINE ANYTIME
AsiaPacficFilms.com has launched its premiere collection of films on its
secure, streaming website. It’s unlimited viewing for a small fee. It may be
the best small investment you’ll make! That’s the website:
POST YOUR CASTING CALL NOTICES ON ACM WEBSITE
Your film casting call can be posted on the ACM website. Send your flyer as
a jpg file to ACM Production Manager Gregg Ambrosius <firstname.lastname@example.org> a
week before the call date, and it will go up for all to see.
MAKE A GIFT TO ACM
ACM welcomes donations to support our programs, which support our students.
You can make a gift online at www.uhf.hawaii.edu/acm.