What is `Ohina about?
`Ohina: The Short Film Showcase was created to support a variety of Hawaii’s Independent filmmakers and provide them with a chance to exhibit their films to the local community.
Who can enter?
Professionals, students, or hobbyists! Experienced or novices! All are welcome! But short films must be made in the state of Hawaii or by filmmakers who are Hawaii residents, but are either attending school or temporarily working out of state (ex: enrolled in college on the mainland or military personnel stationed overseas).
Can I enter a student film?
Who determines what gets in?
`Ohina asks an all volunteer, independent board of industry related professionals to select the films that will be screened.
Are there any awards?
Getting in is the award! `Ohina is all about gathering and showcasing some of the best short films that Hawaii has to offer. No set categories! No special individual awards! Just the art form and the audience!
If I get into a local festival or already showed my film in Hawaii, can I enter?
Yes, there are no premiere requirements. But your film must have been produced between January 1, 2010 to July 22, 2011.
What's the entry fee for?
`Ohina is a non-profit organization with an all volunteer staff. The entry fee helps with `Ohina’s operational and marketing expenses to help continue our mission, to provide a venue for filmmakers to exhibit their films to the local community.
Why should I submit?
Why not? If you are a Hawaii filmmaker and have a deep appreciation and passion for making short films, then this is the venue for you! `Ohina’s program is set up so selected shorts will be screened multiple times in a day, all in one weekend. That’s a lot of potential exposure for any filmmaker!