Making Media That Matters

Filmmaking.
Critical thinking.
Social justice.
Media that matters.

Making Media That Matters is a filmmaking program for young women to develop filmmaking and critical-thinking skills by examining issues in their communities. The program provides a platform for our young women to tell their stories and be agents of social change through film. Making Media That Matters is filmmaking for civic engagement and social justice.

Programs by Year

Making Media That Matters

Filmmaking Instructor: Chanelle Tolentino

Filmmaking Mentors: Becca Miyashiro, Emily Smith, Inez Anderson, Malia Adams and Noa Helela

Documentarian: Mitu'

Facilitators: Alexa St.Martin, Katie Caldwell, and Vera Zambonelli

Fall 2019

Making Media That Matters

Filmmaking Instructors: Valerie Narte and Marie Eriel Hobro

Filmmaking Mentors: Kristle Backe and Ginger Morris

Story Facilitators: Noa Helela and Serena Ngaio Simmons

Documentarians: Marie Eriel Hobro and Kristle Backe

Facilitators: Pumehana Cabral, Katie Caldwell, and Vera Zambonelli

Fall 2018

Making Media That Matters

Filmmaking Instructor: Laurie Sumiye

Mentors: Cheryl Valdez, Noa Helela, Serena Ngaio Simmons

Facilitators: Katie Caldwell, Dani Ortiz-Padilla, Vera Zambonelli

Spring 2018

Making Media That Matters

Filmmaking Instructor: Lisette Marie Flanary

Mentors: Samantha Sakamoto, Elliana Moore, Noa Helela, Serena Ngaio Simmons

Facilitators: Katie Caldwell, Monica Bailey, Dani Ortiz-Padilla, Vera Zambonelli

Spring 2017

Making Media That Matters

Filmmaking Instructor: Lisette Marie Flanary

Mentors: Samantha Sakamoto, Elliana Moore, Noa Helela, Serena Ngaio Simmons

Facilitators: Katie Caldwell, Vera Zambonelli

Spring 2016

Making Media That Matters

Filmmaking Instructors: Ciara Lacy and Gabby Fa'ai'uaso

Facilitators: Punihei Lipe, Vera Zambonelli

Summer 2015

Making Media That Matters

Filmmaking Instructor: Gemma Cubero Del Barrio

Mentors: Gabby Fa'ai'uaso, Samantha Sakamoto, Samantha Meno, Mayling Chun, Michelle Poppler, Isabelle Guzman

Facilitators: Maddie DeShazo, Vera Zambonelli

Spring 2014

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Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking

We are a 501.c.3 non profit organization

EIN 46-3144513

1050 Queen Street #100

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96814

aloha@hawaiiwomeninfilmmaking.org