UH Mānoa ACM Awards recognize student work

Cringe Kid Kyle: The Musical

A musical about a viral meme trying to woo his crush, and an animated short about Sun and Moon god siblings arguing over Earth were among the best student films that won awards. prize at the University of Hawaii in Manoa Creative Media Academy (MCA) AWARDS CEREMONY.

The annual event held May 13 at the Art Auditorium honored student works ranging from best drama, comedy, documentary, animation, audience favorite and more.

“It is both encouraging and gratifying to see the work that comes out of MCA,” said Laura Margulies, assistant professor of animation. “The award-winning films are accomplished works that reveal the immense abilities of our students as directors, animators, sound designers and artists in many aspects of the filmmaking process. I can’t wait to see more!”

Student winners

Illustration of two people sticking out their tongues
poster for Araw to Gabi

best soundCringe Kid Kyle: The Musical, Cameron Kalei Kalaukoa

Best Documentary AwardThe ties that uniteco-directors Florence Jane Andres, Rachel Ma

Maka Maoli Award (Native Vision/Best Native Film)—My dog ​​has fleas, Justin Pascua

Best Character AnimationAraw to Gabi, Racasa Jewel

Best Cinematographybird eyes, Jhante Iga

Best AchievementCringe Kid Kyle: The Musical, Ian Severino

Best ExperimentalBabailan, Nathan Buendia

Best Animated Film (tie)
Araw to Gabi, Racasa Jewel
posts, Daniel Oca

Best Drama (tie)
Ember, Justin Pascua
Big Fish Reel, Britney Kruzel

Wāhine in Film AwardFlorence Jane Andres


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