Below is a list of local Hawai‘i based resources for filmmakers and industry professionals


As Hawaiʻi’s only film school, the Academy for Creative Media (ACM) is at the forefront of cinematic arts in the Pacific.
UH West O‘ahu’s Creative Media program embraces digital media literacy experienced through video, animation, video games, social media platforms, apps, virtual and augmented reality, and computational media (the nexus of visual storytelling and coding). 
Creative Lab Hawaii, founded in 2012 by the Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism’s Creative Industries Division (CID), is a key facet of DBEDT’s HI Growth Initiative, is developing an ecosystem to increase export, attract investment and build the state’s creative entrepreneurial capacity.
HFC is a 501 (c)(3), nonprofit, community based, independent filmmakers collective, dedicated to encourage, promote and support independent film production in Hawaii. 
Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking is a feminist nonprofit organization committed to gender justice in filmmaking through an intersectional lens.
The future of media is Indigenous and inclusive: @NiaTero just launched #KinTheory, a global Indigenous media makers database. Learn more and create your profile today to connect with other Indigenous creators or show up as an accomplice.
NMG Network is a cloud-based broadcasting company producing and aggregating original content including shows, films, music, and events.
ʻOhina provides an annual exclusive venue for a collection of works by Hawaiʻi filmmakers to be gathered and presented to the community.
The mission of Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) is to support, advance, and develop Pacific Island media content and talent that results in a deeper understanding of Pacific Island history, culture, and contemporary challenges.
ʻUluʻulu aims to perpetuate and share the rich moving image heritage of Hawaiʻi through the preservation of film and videotape related to the history and culture of Native Hawaiians and the people of Hawaiʻi.


Created by filmmaker Ava DuVernay and led by an all-women executive team, ARRAY
Crew is a personnel database designed to connect below-the-line crew, with a special
focus on the amplification of women, people of color and other underrepresented film
and television professionals with studio executives, department heads and producers.
ARRAY Crew is supported by all of the major studios and streamers including: Warner
Bros. Discovery, A24, Amazon Studios, Apple TV+, Disney, FOX, Lionsgate, MGM,
NBCUniversal, Netflix, Paramount, and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Membership is free for crew professionals across more than 600+ job categories,
including animation, scripted, unscripted, live events, and documentary, who are 18+
with at least one verifiable production credit.
ARRAY Crew is available in the United States and Canada.

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This 13,500 square foot facility features event spaces, production studios, co-working and collaboration space, meeting rooms and small offices.
Tax incentives, the only state-owned and operated film studio in the country and a growing list of production facilities, an experienced pool of crew and talent, a comprehensive local inventory of state-of-the-art equipment, a well-established one-stop process for state film permits, and a film-friendly government and community.
The Honolulu Film Office assists filmmakers with connections to local resources, location guidance and filming requests for City and County of Honolulu properties throughout the island of Oahu.
As the largest production company in Hawaii we offer a full range of services, including remote production, production facilities, post-production, drone/remote arm services and tax credit administration.
A local production company with a focus on documentary storytelling 
A full-service production company specializing in line producing, pre-production, locations, crewing, production, post, and tax-incentives.


Doris Duke Theatre is part of the Honolulu Museum of Art and regularly hosts film festivals, art-house screenings and events. The theater is available for corporate and private rentals.
The Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival is run by The Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation  whose mission is to educate and raise awareness of the community-at-large about gay & lesbian culture, arts, and lifestyle. 
Film Festival based in Hilo, Hawai‘i showcases the best of Hawaii-made independent films over a weekend-long festival at the historic Hilo Palace Theater. Usually takes place in March
Annual Film Festival based on Maui island, usually taking place in June.
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