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Resources for Filmmakers
Below is a collection of links to useful sites for ACM students.

ACM Media Center - This is where ACM students check out equipment and go for help with their projects

ACM Production Forms- ACM students can access various forms for their production needs.

ACM Student Association- This is the ACM Student organization for all ACM students.

Internet Free Music Guide: Information and sites for free musci

Kodak Student Film Festival Calendar - Comprehensive listing of student film festivals

Pacific New Media

Hawai'i Film Office

Honolulu Film Office

Hawai'i International Film Festival
Cinema Paradise
Big Island Film Festival
Maui Film Festival
Kauai Film Festival
GiRL FeST Hawaii
Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
Hawaii Ocean Film Festival

Resources for Actors
ACM students produce over 100 short films every semester, and local actors play a crucial role in making this possible. ACM maintains an actors conservatory DVD catalog of local actors interested in acting in ACM student films. The last auditions for the DVD catalog were held in November, 2005. If you missed the opportunity to be included in the last catalog, please contact professor Joel Moffett at moffett@hawaii.edu.

Scholarships and Awards
The Academy for Creative Media administers several award and financial support programs for ACM majors. They include:

Student Merit Tuition Waivers
Range: $1,000 - $3,000
Usual Number Awarded: 1-3
Eligibility: Academic Performance. Selected by Faculty.

Hawai'i Association of Broadcasters Scholarships
Range: $1,000 - $3,500
Usual Number Awarded: 2
Eligibility: Strong Professional Promise and Commitment to Career in Broadcast/Digital Production, Preferably in Hawai'i. Selected by Faculty. Additional HAB scholarships are available through an open, statewide competition. Details are announced each Spring.

ACM Screenwriting Awards
Range: $500 - $1,000
Usual Number Awarded: 3
Eligibility: Competition for best screenplays and commitment to use award to produce them. Submitted to and judged by a Faculty Committee. Funded by the Grace Abernathy Fund, Hawai'i Community Foundation.

Roy and Hilda Takeyama Foundation Student Awards and Internship Support
Range: $500 - $2,000
Usual Number Awarded: Varies
Eligibility: Occasional awards to recognize outstanding student achievement through travel grants to screen films at U.S. and international festivals. Also to provide support for ACM special project internships.

Students may discover other financial aid opportunities from the University at the Financial Aids website: www.hawaii.edu/fas/ and at the Scholarships website:www.hawaii.edu/finaid/scholarships/index.php.

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