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Film students from the UH Mānoa Academy for Creative Media

Students from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Academy for Creative Media (ACM) in the College of Arts, Languages and Letters are asking the public to weigh in on their individual film projects. On Friday, October 7, ACM Share the Screen will feature multiple student films in front of a live audience, which will provide firsthand feedback.

“Ideally, the student filmmakers will benefit by being able to view their film within a theatrical setting, gauge audience feedback, and to be able to have a healthy Q&A, feedback discussion with the audience on their work-in-progress edits of their student film projects. Films are meant to be shared,” said Associate Professor Anne Misawa who teaches the ACM 386 Techniques: Film Festivals course.

Close up of a person's face with the word Nocturnal

In addition to screening their films, Misawa’s students are also organizing the event. Her inaugural UH Mānoa ACM course introduces students to different perspectives of a film festival; as participants, filmmakers and event coordinators.

Light refreshments will be provided at the free showcase at the UH Mānoa Art 132 Auditorium from 5 to 9 p.m. Ten student flicks will cover a wide range of genres including drama, animation and horror. Audiences will also be treated to a creative short event promo created by ACM 386 students to kickoff the ACM Share the Screen event.

“It has been terrific to see how enthusiastic the students are in this class to learn the ins and outs of active participation in the film festival arena,” Misawa said.

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Embers poster

Student films

  • As Cliche As It Sounds, Emmy Okinaka
  • Charlie’s Guide, Beck Hong
  • Cringe Kid Kyle: The Musical, Ian Severino
  • Embers, Justin Pascua
  • Love in Silence, Leslie Dam
  • Nocturnal, Justin Pascua
  • Parental Consent, Justin Ocampo
  • Quests Are for the Broke, Jewel Racasa
  • The Rose, Katrina Spencer
  • Venus Rises, Mina Hostrop

This November, students will have the opportunity to shadow Hawaiʻi International Film Festival organizers to get an insider’s view of what it takes to put on the world-renowned event each year.

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