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Apply to the ‘Ohina Filmmakers Lab

The ‘Ohina Filmmakers Lab is an annual screenwriting immersive designed to build a fellowship of talented, local filmmakers and give them the opportunity to learn from the best working screenwriters and filmmakers today. The goal of the ‘Ohina team is to support and develop selected short scripts to help launch our fellows’ careers.  Deadline to […]

Artists in Hawaii encouraged to submit work to the Hawaii Craftsmen Statewide Exhibition

Artists residing in Hawaii are invited to enter traditional or non-traditional crafts. The exhibition is open to residents of Hawaii for artworks in the categories of clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, stone, and mixed media. Entries must be of original design and created independently within the last two years. Online registration opens Monday, July 15. […]

Running For Grace debuts on Netflix

Shot right here on the Big Island, you can now catch Running for Grace on Netflix!

Good Pitch Hawai’i opens call for pitch proposals

Local change makers and media producers: Are you looking for creative collaborators, outreach, funding and/or distribution partners to create media projects with impact? Good Pitch Local Hawai’i is a pitching and networking program aimed at generating support for media projects that raise awareness and propose solutions for challenging problems facing our islands. The curated pitches […]

We’ve got the best zoo in Hawaii

The Reader’s Digest has named the County of Hawai‘i’s Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo the best zoo in the State of Hawai’i, as part of a review of zoos around the United States. Here’s what they wrote: “Think you have to book a trip to South America to venture through a rainforest in real life? Think again. […]

Hawaiicon Poster Art Contest – Enter Now!

Calling all Hawaiian Islands artists to participate in the Hawaiicon poster art contest, celebrating the HawaiiCon Fan Convention! We are looking for posters that support the Hawaiicon mission of “STEAM Education through Science Fiction, Science, and Culture on the Big Island”. More details and entry instructions here…

Creative Lab Hawaii on the Big island

Are you an emerging writer, producer, director, actor, songwriter, musician, app developer or fashion designer? JOIN US FOR AN INFO SESSION FOR CREATIVE LAB HAWAII 2019 PROGRAMS. Tuesday, March 5, 2019 5pm to 6pm Palace Theater 38 Haili Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720 Save your seat! Register here.

Island of Hawaii’s newest black sand beach result of lava flow

From CNN – When Kilauea Volcano erupted in May 2018, it devastated part of Hawaii’s largest island, which is known as the island of Hawaii.  Houses were destroyed. Businesses were left shattered. Millions of dollars of tourism money — approximately $480 million — was lost as a result of the destructive eruption. The island of Hawaii has […]

Creative Lab Hawaii 2019 Media Programs announced

Check out the 2019 Creative Lab Hawaii Media Programs, how you can get more information, and how to apply. Application are available starting January 14.  You can find all the details here!

Film ‘August at Akiko’s’ returns home for Big Island premiere

Honolulu-native filmmaker Christopher Makoto Yogi was scouting locations for movies on the Hawaiian islands when the Big Island made a big impact on him. “I hadn’t been to the Big Island in probably a decade, and something about it really stuck with me,” Yogi said. “I just really loved the people I met and I […]

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