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Our Mission

Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking advocates for women and girls (cis/trans), femmes, non-binary, gender-fluid and gender-queer 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 in-person programs, virtual spaces and workshops to learn how to produce and create short films and media content. Check out our programs: Making Media That MattersReel Camps, 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 wāhine (cis/trans), femmes, nonbinary, genderfluid, and genderqueer 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 FestDocuClub 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 wāhine (cis/trans), femmes, nonbinary, genderfluid, and genderqueerʻs work in film

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