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


The ʻUluʻulu Henry K Guigni Moving Image Archive of Hawai’i is Hawaiʻi’s official state archive for moving images. Located at UH West Oahu, ‘Ulu’ulu 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. 
HIFF has partnered with ‘Ulu’ulu for over a decade to present screenings and panels of archival film in conversation with contemporary issues facing our community. 
Hawaiʻi’s comprehensive film and media higher education program across the state, the Academy for Creative Media (ACM) is at the forefront of cinematic arts in the Pacific. Programs and classes available at 10 campuses across Hawai’i.
HIFF partners with UH ACM to present the HIFFxACM Accelerator program, bringing guest filmmakers to ACM classes across the state, offering free passes for ACM students to HIFF screenings, and access to exclusive industry events and panels. 
Creative Lab Hawai’i is a key facet of DBEDT’s HI Growth Initiative, developing an ecosystem to increase export, attract investment and build the state’s creative entrepreneurial capacity.

Creative Lab HI is a supporter of HIFFs HIFILM Industry Hub.

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 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 ally. kintheory.org/join/
HIFF partners with Nia Tero and KIN THEORY to produce indigenous-focused film showcases, panels, and industry opportunities. 
NMG Network is a creator of media experiences for luxury and leisure travel and hospitality.
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.


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 available in the United States and Canada.
HIFF partners with ARRAY Crew to share production resources and connect Hawaii’s filmmakers to industry and career opportunities. Join HIFF HIFILM to learn more.

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.
FilmHawai’i is a partner with HIFF in presenting the annual HIFF Made-In-Hawaii Showcase.

Kaua‘i is a world class destination for film, television and advertising production.  Check out our locations, from the beautiful, iconic Napali Coastline to breathtaking natural vistas, rivers, picturesque ranches and farmland, and small towns seemingly frozen in time.

Hawai‘i Island Film Office, as part of the County of Hawai‘i Department of Research and Development, was established to promote and market Hawai‘i Island as a film destination to filmmakers worldwide and to be a resource for productions while assuring regard for the people and environment of Hawai‘i Island.

Comprehensive listing of film, TV and media production vendors and services for pre/post production, crew, talent and information across the islands. 

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.
HIFF partners with the Honolulu Film Office to present the HIFF Producers-in-Residence Program.

The Maui County Film Office (MCFO) has been mandated to bring social and economic benefits to the citizens of Maui County through the inception, retention and thoughtful, meaningful growth of film, TV and new media. Locations, Crew, Permits, Tax Incentives, more. 

A soundstage in Entrepreneurs Sandbox for Hawaii’s production community.

As the largest production company in Hawaii, Island Film Group offers a full range of services including remote production, production facilities, post-production, drone/remote arm services and tax credit administration.

An award-winning 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.
Sight & Sound Productions Hawaii sponsors the cash award for the HIFF competition Kau Ka Hoku winning film.


Consolidated Ward with TITAN LUXE is a premiere theatre location offering the perfect venue for a wide range of meetings and events including corporate meetings and local film premieres. Conveniently located at Ward Village in Kakaako, Ward Stadium 16 offers a dynamic and sophisticated atmosphere for all of your event needs. L
Consolidated Theatres is a Major Sponsor of HIFF, with our Festival regularly hosted at Ward and Kahala theatres. 

Doris Duke Theatre is part of the Honolulu Museum of Art and regularly hosts film 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. 

Annual Film Festival based on Maui island, usually taking place in June.

ʻOhina showcases short films in a collection of works by Hawaiʻi filmmakers gathered and presented to the community.

ALOHA Film People!

If you are interested in being included in this list of Hawai‘i based organizations and companies, please email us below.