New Media Camp Submissions

The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) and Creative Lab at HIFF is back with another edition of the NEW MEDIA CAMP (NMC)! Last year’s NMC was a success, where we worked with 6 participants in a 4-day intensive workshop of crafting their own individual viral video. Check out the playlist of last year’s videos here.

New Media Camp 2014

For the 2014 edition, we’re changing it up a bit and having the participants working together as a team. We’ve also extended NMC to a full week (November 1 – 9) where 6 participants will get hands-on guidance and expertise from professionals in the new media world ranging from successful YouTube partners and content producers, working filmmakers in traditional media, social media experts, and Hollywood actors who will assist in honing their craft in the production of a short film, utilizing the theme of “mobilizing your world.” Past mentors have included director John M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), KevJumba, Chester See and Lana McKissack. This year’s NMC, with the generous support of AT&T, Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), and interTREND, will also utilize the Hawaiian language in the short film’s story in a major way.

The NMC kicks off on Saturday, November 1 with an introductory session and will meet throughout the week and conclude on Sunday, November 9, 2:15pm at the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 with the annual New Media Panel that will be an updated discussion of new media trends, initiatives and an intimate talk with YouTube and online producers and talent in the thriving and competitive new media space. The program will then conclude with the screening of the finished NMC short film.
  Then the participants will be whisked away to attend the Closing Night reception, where DJ Ken Loi and a musician (TBD) will perform. The participants will film the performance and the footage will be edited to make a viral music video for the web!
 If you live on Oahu and are a young, budding filmmaker, we are looking for candidates to be a part of the NMC! We are particularly looking for high school and college students interested in new media and filmmaking and want to be a part of fun and intensive workshop! As a participant, you’ll also get access to the Hawaii Media Makers Conference on Wednesday, October 29, where Hawaii’s content and mediamakers will participate in a forum on the state of creative content in Hawaii, and its future.

Apply Now!

If you are interested, then fill out this form on why you would be an ideal candidate for this year’s NMC.
The deadline to submit your form is Midnight, Hawaii time, October 20, 2014. We will notify final participants by October 23, 2014.