Academy for Creative Media Showcase Screening and Awards enters fourth year

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Chun H G Wang, (808) 956-0753
Associate Professor, Academy for Creative Media
Posted: Apr 16, 2013

ACM students stage a scene for TREASURE OF KIOSA directed by Zimran Lucero
ACM students stage a scene for TREASURE OF KIOSA directed by Zimran Lucero
Sheela Sharma and Samuel Wood star in TREASURE OF KIOSA, an ACM short film directed by Zimran Lucero
Sheela Sharma and Samuel Wood star in TREASURE OF KIOSA, an ACM short film directed by Zimran Lucero
Yuuya Seki and Kazuto Moribe star in SO I DECIDED, an ACM short film directed by Marie Iwasaki
Yuuya Seki and Kazuto Moribe star in SO I DECIDED, an ACM short film directed by Marie Iwasaki
ACM Awards and Showcase Poster
ACM Awards and Showcase Poster
ACM students stage a scene for SO I DECIDED directed by Marie Iwasaki.
ACM students stage a scene for SO I DECIDED directed by Marie Iwasaki.

The Academy for Creative Media (ACM) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is proud to present the 2013 ACM Awards Showcase Screenings and ACM Awards Ceremony.

Designed to bring the UH Mānoa community together to celebrate our student accomplishments, all UHM students and the public are invited to attend these very special events. ACM students will first debut their newest films during the ACM Awards Showcase Screenings on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. These films will be judged by the UH Mānoa audience and ACM faculty, and then awards will be presented on Friday, May 3, at the ACM Awards Ceremony.

ACM Awards Showcase Screenings

During the final week of instruction, ACM will host the Showcase Screenings in the Art Auditorium on the UH Mānoa campus. At 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27, ACM will show a marathon of all submitted films, which ACM students have been feverishly working on for this special end of the year screening event. These films will include narratives, documentaries, experimentals and animations. In many cases, this will be the first time an audience has seen these films, so anticipation is very high. The audience is encouraged to come and vote for the Audience Award winner. ACM filmmakers who will be screening work during the showcase are encouraged to bring all of their cast, crew, family and friends to the screenings and vote. Complimentary local style food will be served and admission is free. A panel of faculty judges will select the winning films from several categories, all of which will be presented at the ACM Awards Ceremony to be held one week later on Friday, May 3.

ACM Awards Ceremony:

On Friday, May 3, the ACM Awards Ceremony will be held in the Art Auditorium on the UH Mānoa campus at 6:00 p.m. Awards will be presented in the following categories: 

Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Documentary
Best Experimental
Best Animation
Best Directing
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound
Best Production Design

In addition, Maka Maoli Native Vision Indigenous Film Award, the Abernethy Screenwriting Awards, the Scholar Award, the Grace Award, the Imagine Award, the ACM Audience Award, and other special awards will be presented at the ACM Awards ceremony as well.

Local business and community leaders Roy and Hilda Takeyama will be honored with the ACM FRIEND AWARD at the ACM Awards Ceremony, for their continuous support and contributions in promoting ACM student films and nurturing ACM filmmakers throughout the years. Roy Takeyama was UH Regent chair of the board and served as deputy state attorney general.

Please go to the ACM website for additional information: www.hawaii.edu/acm/.