The museum, with filmmaker Ann Marie Kirk, launched the ‘Oiwi Film Festival in 2010 as a venue for native Hawaiian filmmakers. This winter, we hold the third one November 8 to 10. (Pictured above is a scene from a 2012 selection, The Sweepstakes by Jamie Poliahu.)
But to have something to show, filmmakers need to share their latest (and greatest) work with us. We will be accepting submissions beginning May 22 for three and a half months. Here are all the details you need to know:
‘Oiwi Film Festival
Films Directed by Native Hawaiians
November 8-10, 2013
Film submissions period: May 22-September 6, 2013
Subject matter should be related to Hawai’i, Hawaiian arts, culture, lifestyle, history and politics. All formats accepted—documentaries, feature films and shorts. All running times accepted—no limitations.
‘Oiwi Film Festival mission statement: To highlight films by indigenous Hawaiian filmmakers to show Hawai’i through their own eyes and in their own voices.
Your ‘Oiwi Film Festival submission package should include:
• A single printed sheet that includes your name, contact info, film title, brief film synopsis, film run time, and year produced.
• A DVD preview copy labeled with the title, duration and your name and contact info. DVD Submissions will not be returned.
Mail submissions to:
Abbie Algar / ‘Oiwi Film Festival
Honolulu Museum of Art
900 S. Beretania St.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Filmmakers selected for the festival will be notified by Oct. 4.