Kupuna Lens Film Program

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Kupuna Lens 2012

Interested in filmmaking? Over the age of 60? Applications coming soon to participate in the 2013 Kupuna Lens Film Program!

The Kupuna Lens Film Program is a FREE workshop course for Hawaii residents over the age of 60 to learn how to create, shoot, edit, and produce a short documentary film. Each student will produce their own 5-minute short film during the class and the completed films will go on to screen at the Hawaii International Film Festival! In addition, students will have their work shown on ‘Olelo Community Television, and online.

The Kupuna Lens workshop course is a 14-week class, 2013 course dates will be announced soon. The class will be held twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9AM until 12PM. You must be available to attend all classes to participate in the Program. The class will be held at the ‘Olelo Mapunapuna Community Media Center in Honolulu (all students will be responsible for providing their own transportation). This special workshop course will be taught by a team of instructors led by a professional filmmaker. Students will learn all of the film production basics, receive personalized support to produce their own short documentary film, and receive an official certification from ‘Olelo Community Media providing free access to equipment, studio space, and editing suites for any future productions or projects.


This program is co-presented by the Hawaii International Film Festival and ‘Olelo Community Media

Questions about the program? Click here to contact a HIFF staff member.