Welina Mai!
Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking advocates for women and girls (cis/trans), femmes, nonbinary, genderfluid and genderqueer

to tell their stories through film.

Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking

HWF knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. Back in 2011, we realized that by working together we could overcome our challenges and change the narrative of who makes film and whose stories are told, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking.

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Our Work

Bringing Change


Doing What’s Needed

Reinforcing our Commitment

Happening now

Upcoming Events

  • 2022 Hawaiʻi Youth Social Justice Film Fest
    Dec 09, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM HST
    Honolulu, 1110 University Ave, Honolulu, HI 96826, USA
    Through its roster of films produced during this year's Social Justice themed youth filmmaking programs, the Fest will spark conversations on pressing topics impacting our communities.
  • Love in the Time of Fentanyl - Indie Lens Pop-Up Screening
    Feb 03, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Honolulu, 1050 Queen St Suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA
    As the number of overdose deaths in Vancouver, Canada reaches an all-time high, employees and volunteers at the Overdose Prevention Society.
  • Wāhine in Film Mixer
    Sat, Nov 05
    Nov 05, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Honolulu, 1050 Queen St Suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA
    Join us for our 7th annual Wāhine in Film Mixer hosted by Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking during the Hawaiʻi International Film Fest. Light refreshment included.