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Professional Filmmaking Training for the Youth of Kauai



Kauai Film Academy was created in 2010 as a film club that provides Professional Filmmaking Training and Creative Filmmaking Opportunities for the youth of Kauai. We develop student stories and experiences, provide technical job-specific classroom training and on-set professional experience with industry standard equipment, and produce student-driven films from development to distribution through our Film Academy Program, which is a non-profit 501(3)c. We give students on Kauai that rare chance to experience what is required to conceive, develop, and produce a professional narrative film. 


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Kauai Film Academy is a comprehensive professional filmmaking course. It gives our keiki the chance that most people will never have – professional filmmaking training, guidance, and support to make professional feature films and music videos. Film Academy provides our students with a safe, secure, creative environment that is goal oriented, builds job skills, strengthens social and leadership skills, and ignites their dreams. 

Meet a few of our Instructors...

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I didn’t have this when I was growing up on Kauai, I had to go to LA to work in film, and it’s amazing that kids have this opportunity now.
— Sonya Balmores - Actress on Marvel's Inhumans
This is an opportunity for the people on Kauai to tell our story, and Kauai has lots of stories to tell.
— Ariki Foster - Dubb City Productions
This is the most amazing thing that’s happened on Kaua’i, because it’s 100% Kaua’i.
— Mario Perez - Official Still Photographer for "Lost"