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Now Accepting Proposals – R&D Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Innovation Grants

Pursuant to Chapter 103D, Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, the Hawaiʻi County Department of Research and Development is requesting proposals for innovation grant awards in preparation for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. The intent of the grant program is to support research, programs, or projects that advance innovation in the areas of economic development, community- and place-based tourism, […]

Creative Opportunities in Hawaii County: Andrew Hara Photography

The Hawaii County Sustainability Summit focuses on how we can become more self-reliant and promote opportunities for residents, and that includes the Creative Industries. Join local photographer Andrew Richard Hara as he discusses his creative journey from growing up in Hilo to working for National Geographic, NASA, BBC and hundreds of people and organizations throughout […]

Free public panel: Directing the Micro-Budget Motion Picture

Join Creative Lab Hawaii for a free, one-hour public panel as they explore the creative and business elements of directing the micro-budget motion picture. More info.

HAWAI’I DOC CLUB LAUNCHES NEW WORKSHOPS

Hawaii Doc Club is a virtual 8-week documentary filmmaking workshop based in Hawai’i. New courses start Feb 6, 2021. Courses include: Developing Your Documentary Film Story and Discovering Your Documentary in Post-Production.  Also, HDC recently launched a new program for Hawai’i filmmakers to receive industry and peer feedback on a rough cut or fine cut […]

How Hawaii’s film industry is leading the ‘safe way forward’

From Pacific Business News – After the initial shutdowns caused many businesses and industries to close and reevaluate amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Hawaii’s film industry was one of the first to reopen. At the state film office, Hawaii State Film Commissioner Donne Dawson leads a team of four whose main core function is to provide […]

MUSIC CREATIVES INVITED TO EXPLORE NEW REVENUE STREAMS THROUGH FREE CREATIVE LAB HAWAI‘I VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Maximizing monetary opportunities for Hawai‘i’s music-making community, a new Creative Lab Hawai‘i (CLH) virtual program, spearheaded by the State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID), is now open to the public for registration. Get Paid for Your Music: Navigating New Revenue Streams will explore the often untapped aspects of […]

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 […]

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