Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking: Advocates for Female Filmmakers

One of the many educational programs produced by Hawaii Women in Filmmaking is the Summer Reel Camp. Here, a student learns animation techniques.

By Albert Lanier

Jane Campion, Kathryn Bigelow, Angelina Jolie. Mention those three names to any random group of persons and many individuals would perhaps recognize only Jolie from that brief list …Read more…

Cutting Edge Stunt Studio Comes to Hawaii Island

By Ryan Frost

Things are changing on Hawaii Island and the infrastructure is dramatically shifting to cater to the film industry in new ways. One of the latest additions to the island is Dakine Action Design Studio, the brainchild of professional stuntman and new Hawaii Island resident, Adrian Hein.


HIFF Films Receive Nominations at Independent Spirit Awards

Several films from the Hawaii International Film Festival’s 2013 and 2014 film programs have been honored with Independent Spirit Award nominations.

As the first event to honor independent film exclusively, the Film Independent Spirit Awards has become the premier awards event for the independent film community. It’s a celebration of the spirited pioneers who bring …Read more…

Disney Announces Hawaii-based Animated Film ‘Moana’

Walt Disney Animation recently announced their newest animated feature Moana to be directed by John Musker and Ron Clements (The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog).

The film is described by Disney sources as a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors’ quest.

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Marketing Efforts Generate Industry Awareness, Interest and Work

Hot on the heels of the passage of Hawaii’s enhanced Production Tax Credit, the Honolulu Film Office set in motion an aggressive marketing plan to build awareness of Oahu as a premier film location with an improved rebate program. Interest has been strong with some immediate results.

The enhancements to the Production Tax Credit included …Read more…

Hawaiian Filmmakers Bring Aloha to Seattle

E Haku Inoa

Two Hawaii-made films made their Pacific Northwest debut this past weekend at Seattle’s NW Film Forum. The two films, E Haku Inoa—To Weave a Name and The Haumana (Student), screened as part of NW Film Forum’s “Indigenous Showcase,” a series showcasing emerging talents in indigenous communities.

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