Our Mission

Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking advocates for women and girls to tell their stories through film with an intersectional lens.

What We Do

How We Do It

Why We Do It

1

Educate the next generation of Hawaiʻi wāhine storytellers to tell impactful stories through film.

Through programs, virtual spaces and workshops for girls and women to learn how to produce and create short films and media content. Check out our programs: Making Media That MattersReel Camps for Girls, Video Lab, and Workshops.

2

Make films about women by women.

Reel Wāhine of Hawaiʻi is a documentary short film series on Hawaiʻi women working in the film industry. 

3

Connect women in film with mentors and support for their creative projects.

Through our gathering series Wāhine in Film Talk-Story; workshops, mentorships, and support services in Wāhine in Film Lab; and our annual gathering Wāhine in Film Mixer, and Fiscal Sponsorship.

4

Create opportunities for film productions, employment in the industry, and video services for non-profits and local businesses.

The Internships and our Production Services contribute to the professional development of women and in filmmaking.

5

Discuss critical issues and amplify marginalized voices shared through film screenings.

Film festivals and screenings celebrate, share, and unite people in conversation through important stories in film. Check them out: Women of Wonder Film FestDocu Club Hawaiʻi, and Indie Lens Pop Up.

To create conditions for women and girls to express themselves through film

To promote a diverse and positive representation of women and girls in media

To raise awareness and visibility of women and girls’ work in film