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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

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Doing What’s Needed

Reinforcing our Commitment

Happening now

Upcoming Events

  • Love in the Time of Fentanyl - Indie Lens Pop-Up Screening
    Feb 03, 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.
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  • Animation Workshop
    Sat, Feb 04
    Honolulu
    Feb 04, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Honolulu, 1050 Queen St Suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA
    This introductory workshop will ignite a spark in future animators through live demonstrations, practical techniques, and engaging crafts!
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  • How to get a career in Editing
    Feb 04, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM HST
    Honolulu, 1050 Queen St Suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA
    Learn what it's like to be a professional film and video editor in this practical, hands-on workshop with Shirley Thompson.
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  • How to strategize for Film Festivals
    Wed, Feb 08
    Virtual Workshop
    Feb 08, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM HST
    Virtual Workshop
    Learn how to strategize your film festival submission process to maximize your budget and offer a glimpse into what programmers are looking
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  • How to Thrive as a Film Freelancer Workshop
    Feb 11, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM HST
    Honolulu, 1050 Queen St Suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA
    Listen to real world examples and ask questions of a film professional who has been a freelancer since 1989.
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  • How to be an Effective Producer
    Tue, Feb 21
    Virtual Workshop
    Feb 21, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM HST
    Virtual Workshop
    Understand the roles and responsibilities of an effective Producer, particularly of smaller/low-budget projects.
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