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Hawai‘i Filmmakers Lab Now Accepting Submissions

July 22, 2019, 10:32 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 3:27 PM
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Dana Ledoux-Miller and Eric Pearson mentor participants in Filmmakers Lab. Photo courtesy of `Ohina.

The submission period has officially opened for the `Ohina 2019 Filmmakers Lab, which provides local Hawai‘i filmmakers an opportunity to learn from professional screenwriters and filmmakers.

`Ohina asks interested applicants to submit a short screenplay, bio and cover letter to apply for this year’s workshop in November. The deadline to apply is Aug. 25, 2019.

Following a judging process, up to 10 accepted participants will be guest mentored by film industry professionals in a three-day, intensive workshop. One filmmaker from the group will also receive the ʻOhina Greenlight Award and the opportunity for `Ohina Films to help fund and produce their winning script to become a completed short film. The short will premiere at the `Ohina Short Film Showcase program of the 2020 Hawai’i International Film Festival (HIFF).

Previous mentors of the Ohina Filmmakers Lab have included Joe Robert Cole, co-screenwriter of Black Panther; Eric Pearson, co-screenwriter of Thor: Ragnarok; and Dana Ledoux-Miller, co-screenwriter, of Narcos and Newsroom.

`Ohina’s 2017 Greenlight Award winner, Kālewa by Mitchel Viernes, recently won Best Sci-Fi Short at the 2018 New Renaissance Film Festival in Amsterdam.

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Participants must either be based in Hawai‘i or have roots in Hawai‘i. To apply, visit www.Ohina.org. Accepted applicants will be notified by Oct. 1.

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