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Students Screen Films in Shanghai

Posted on | May 28, 2010 | Comments Off on Students Screen Films in Shanghai

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ACM and Shanghai University students working on Jinxian Ju in Shanghai in 2009.

Six student filmmakers from the Mānoa Academy for Creative Media have been invited to show their films at the Shanghai International Film Festival in June. The six will also make a film with Shanghai University student counterparts in the SMART (Student Media Art) Exchange.

The films include a drama set at the time of the birth of President Barack Obama, a pidgin-laced comedy and documentaries about local identity. Several of the films were also winners at the recent ACM Awards Ceremony.

Born in Hawaiʻi by Paulo Kobayashi, winner of the Best Drama Award.
A New Day by Jeremy Johnson, a Best Directing and Best Drama nominee
Guitar Hero directed by Marshal Wu
Scrambled Eggs, by Jamie Peak and Town vs. Country by Pablo Paz, both Best Documentary nominees
Yuen’s Grocery, Nanakuli by Kaʻaina Paikai and Gloria Pan, the Audience Favorite winner

Read the news release.