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2019 filmmakers lab
call for submissions
ʻOhina seeks passionate, professional, and collaborative filmmakers in 2019.
The ‘Ohina Filmmakers Lab is an annual screenwriting immersive designed to build a fellowship of talented, local filmmakers and give them the opportunity to learn from the best working screenwriters and filmmakers today. The goal of the ‘Ohina team is to support and develop selected short scripts to help launch our fellows’ careers.
HOW IT WORKS
Fellows accepted into the lab will participate in a three-day workshop. At the end of the lab, we will reward one (1) ‘Ohina Greenlight Award. ‘Ohina Films will fund and produce the ‘Ohina Greenlight Award winning script which must be shot here in Hawai‘i. The short will premiere at the ‘Ohina Short Film Showcase program of the 2020 Hawai‘i International Film Festival.
Past ‘Ohina mentors have included Joe Robert Cole (co-screenwriter of Black Panther), Eric Pearson (co-screenwriter of Thor: Ragnarok), and Dana Ledoux-Miller (co-screenwriter, Narcos, Newsroom). Our 2017 Greenlight Award winner, Kālewa by Mitchel Viernes, won Best Sci-Fi Short at the 2018 New Renaissance Film Festival in Amsterdam. Our 2017 Judge’s Award winner, Mauka to Makai by Alika Maikau, won Best Made in Hawai‘i Short Film at the 2018 Hawai‘i International Film Festival.
The Filmmakers Lab is looking for hard working screenwriters, directors, and filmmakers with open minds and a passion for learning in a supportive, constructive, critical, and cooperative environment. Applicants must either be based in Hawai‘i or have roots in Hawai‘i.
TO APPLY, SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING TO INFO@OHINA.ORG:
ONE short film screenplay or web series pilot. 12 PAGES MAXIMUM.
Resume or CV
1-page letter explaining why you’d like to be considered as an ‘Ohina fellow.
ONE example of a previous short or script (if available)