Help our filmmaking students attend national film festivals where their films have been selected!

As our Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club enters its third year, our students' films are getting better and better, and they are also being selected in more film festivals. Our 2011 student films received a total of 16 combined festival selections at four national film festivals!

Attending these festivals to present their films is an amazing opportunity for our students. They get to be recognized for their hard work, share their film's message with an off-island audience, and meet filmmakers from around the world!

While it is very difficult to get all students to every festival, we do try to get students to festivals which are either closer to Maui (like Hawaii International Film Festival in Honolulu) or which provide housing, food and activities for our students. For example, we recently had four 2011 student films selected for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City, California. This means we have four film teams, or 15 Maui students, who have been invited to present their films in January 2013. Wild & Scenic Film Festival provides our students with film passes, host families, food, press meetings, visits to local schools, and the opportunity to meet environmental filmmakers from around the world. All we have to do is get them there! This is where we need your help...

We are launching the Huliau Student Travel Fund exclusively to help our students afford to attend festivals where their films have been selected. For each festival, we first approach airlines about discounted group booking rates to make your donation go farther. Then all money donated to this fund will be used to help students needing assistance afford their airfare. Please donate what you can today to help our students represent our island at these festivals and give them this once-in-a-lifetime experience! In addition to cash donations, you can also donate your Hawaiian-miles here: contact us at about donating other airline miles.

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