January 6, 2011
Aloha students, friends and supporters of the Academy for Creative Media at
the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
WELCOME TO SPRING 2011!
We’re kicking off a new semester and new year with an enrollment of more
than 330 across 15 courses in digital cinema, animation, and critical
studies. We’re also eagerly awaiting the production of our Grace J.
Abernethy and other screenwriting competition winners, and the placement of
additional student interns in local productions and companies.
NEW INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES – APPLY NOW!
* Two ACM internships are available with locally based internet production
company Pacific Network. Selections will be made right away, so email Prof.
George Wang <firstname.lastname@example.org> by TOMORROW (Jan. 7) if you want to apply.
He’ll conduct interviews tomorrow and Monday afternoons. Pre-requisites
include completion of ACM 310 AND consent. All ACM internships are
competitive. Interns represent both ACM and the University, so instructor
and department approval are necessary.
* An internship is available with Redhead Productions, in pre-production for
an adaptation of Graham Salisbury’s novel on the Pearl Harbor attack, “Under
the Blood-Red Sun.” Contact Prof. Joel Moffett <email@example.com> for
DEADLINES APPROACHING FAST FOR IMPORTANT SUBMISSIONS
* January 12 is the deadline to submit your short film for the Student
Emmys. Prof. George Wang <firstname.lastname@example.org>, can help you with the details.
There are special prizes and categories custom made for ACM films, such as
the Focus on Diversity and Gender Equality - $5,000! See
* The Big Island Film Festival (May 11-15) needs your submission by Feb. 1.
* Japanese American Cultural and Community Celebration - Power of Community
– 60 sec. videos by Asian American filmmakers and artists. Deadline Jan. 31.
* The International Student Short-Film Festival (April 1-3 in
Cergy-Pontoise, France). By Jan. 31. <http://lefestivalducourt.org>
* 8th International Independent Film Festival (May 5-15) in Lisboa,
Portugal. Deadline Jan. 28 <www.indielisboa.com>.
* NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth, April 28-May 1,
Seattle). <www.NFFTY.org <http://www.NFFTY.org> > Deadline Jan. 31, 2011.
* 3rd Annual Diversity in Place Film Fest and Conference (April 2011 in
Honolulu). Deadline March 1. <www.diversityinplace.org>.
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.
ACM FACULTY HONORS
* Congratulations to ACM’s Ty Sanga on the acceptance of his film “Stones”
into the 2011 Sundance Film Festival (Jan. 20-29) Short Film Program, in the
Indigenous Shorts Program. Ty will be teaching Screenwriting (ACM 350) this
* ACM Asst. Prof. Anne Misawa’s “State of Aloha” has picked yet more awards
– an Oregon Film Awards Silver level for Best Documentary, and an Honorable
Mention from the 58th Columbus International Film & Video Festival. The
ACM-produced documentary has also screened at the Smithsonian’s National
Museum of the American Indian, and the San Diego Asian American Film
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 <email@example.com> 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.