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September 17, 2019

Here we go - a new Making Media That Matters! We gathered for our first session this past Saturday, and it was magic. This is not the first MMTM we’ve organized at Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking, yet feelings of exhilaration and excitement on the first day are so powerfully present.

We welcomed our youn...

February 19, 2019


Contact: Vera Zambonelli

Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking, 808-206-0848


(Honolulu, HI)— The 6th edition of Women of Wonders Film Festival, presented by Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking, announces their l...

February 1, 2019

Recently, we collaborated with Waiwai Collective to present Amplifying Youth Voices, a special presentation of short films produced during our 2018 Making Media That Matters program. Ka Waiwai is truly a special place and we could not have been more excited to hold a screening there.

We started the e...

December 10, 2018

Saturday evening was the Making Media That Matters film screening at the Girls Who Make Movies Film Fest! It was held at the amazing Doris Duke Theatre, which has a beautiful, intimate auditorium. I adore screening night. It’s so incredible to see the final films and to witness the talent, hard work...

November 26, 2018

Films produced at our filmmaking programs for girls were officially invited to the 38th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival (November 8-18, 2018).

The films were: Thoughts and Prayers by Jade McKinney, Olivia Park, Inez Anderson, Jessie Hearther, and Jordan Hurst; The Vortex by Senala...

November 20, 2018

It’s Thursday night and I cannot BELIEVE it is the last session of Making Media That Matters, 2018! The program always seems to move quickly, but this one moved at warp speed!

As we settled into a circle with our snacks, Vera talked to us about the last 11 weeks. She discussed the importance of the f...

November 18, 2018

Reel Wāhine of Hawaiʻi was a special presentation at Hawai‘i International Film Festival. It screened on November 10 at 1:15 and was a very special time for everyone involved! 

Produced, filmed, edited and directed by local women filmmakers, Reel Wāhine of Hawaiʻi is a series of six short films profi...

November 16, 2018

It was another year of Connect, Collaborate, and Corroborate! at the 2018 Wāhine in Film Mixer! The Mixer was launched 3 years ago with the idea of bringing together all the women and girls who had films screening at the Hawaii International Film Fest so that we could all go and support each other....

November 15, 2018

As a turkey sub was being devoured, a mysterious figure named 'Bob' emerged.  He spoke of his 5 year old daughter whose animation was showcased at the very first HIFF in 1981.  History was about to reveal itself.  Waiting in line at HIFF can be a worthwhile experience!  

'Bob' expresse...

November 14, 2018

Your are invited to the 2nd Annual Girls Make Movies Film Festival (GMMFF), dedicated to celebrating and promoting the diverse perspectives of young women in film. GMMFF showcases the new emerging talent, supports young women in the field of filmmaking and fosters partnerships that give opportunitie...

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