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Are you interested in making a documentary short film?

On October 2nd from 4-5PM HST, join the Hawaii Filmmakers Collective in an online Info Session with Alison Week, founder of Hawaii Doc Club, to answer questions about her upcoming documentary filmmaking workshops starting Oct 10th and 13th. Alumni of the Hawaii Doc Club’s summer filmmaking workshop will join to share their personal experiences and […]

CREATIVE LAB HAWAII NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ITS FREE 2020 WEEKEND IDEATION PROGRAMS

The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID) announces that applications are being accepted for the five Creative Lab Hawai‘i (CLH) Weekend Ideation Programs held virtually, providing Hawai‘i’s entrepreneurs with the training and development needed to be primed for opportunities to export their intellectual property globally. Deadline for applications […]

Cornelia Marie of Discovery Channel’s ‘Deadliest Catch’ moors in Kailua Bay

From West Hawaii Today – The Cornelia Marie and crew, featured on the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch series, are moored in Kailua Bay. The 128-foot fishing vessel based out of Alaska is in the area as filming wraps up for the second season of the Deadliest Catch: Bloodline. Filming began in early August following quarantine […]

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Artist Residencies

The National Parks Arts Foundation is inviting applications for its summer 2021 Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Artist Residencies program. Deadline: September 4, 2020. The residencies, to be held June 1 through June 25, July 5 through July 29, August 2 through August 27, and September 6 through 30, 2021, each include a $2,000 stipend, studio […]

New Video Features Award-Winning NHPI Musicians to Promote 2020 Census

Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) share a common bond and heritage. But whether they live in Hawaii, on another island or on the mainland of the United States, the NHPI community is also connected through its traditional music. For the last few months, a groundbreaking music video collaboration has taken shape in Hawaii and […]

Casting Call

Casting for series pilot Teaser. Submit by 2/10/2020. Filming Feb 20, 21, and 22 in Captain Cook area. Non- paid rehearsal for those wanting to attend on 19th. Please send color photos(phone camera okay) one of headshot and one full length. Reels if you have them, or just a short video introducing yourself. Gen Callahan […]

CREATIVE LAB HAWAII INVITES COMMUNITY TO INDIGENOUS STORYTELLERS PANEL AND DISCUSSION

Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH), founded by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID), will host an Indigenous Storytellers Panel and Discussion on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Coinciding with an intensive CLH Weekend Ideation Program for Indigenous Storytellers, the free public panel will be held at Hawaii Pacific University […]

Big Island well represented as Creative Lab Hawaii selects fellows to attend 2019 American Film Market

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s Creative Industries Division selected seven fellows from Creative Lab Hawaii to participate in the 2019 American Film Market. Fellows from Creative Lab Hawaii’s immersive producing and screenwriting programs will use the event as an opportunity to network with industry members, pitch their film ideas, and learn more […]

See Oscar winning ‘Free Solo’ for free!

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting a free movie screening later this month. Free Solo, Oscar winner of Best Documentary, will be screened at the West Hawai‘i Civic Center on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at 10 a.m. The movie will be shown in County Council Chambers, Bldg. A and is open […]

Great screenwriting opportunity at Universal

The Universal Writers Program identifies up-and-coming and experienced screenwriters with unique points of view that build upon the Studio’s commitment to telling stories and creating films that reflect the vast diversity of our audiences. The only feature film program sanctioned by the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW), the Program develops storytellers who organically incorporate […]

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