Reframe 2013
Posted by Ms. Goya on 25 April 2013

Play select films via our Vimeo page.

This year we wanted to share our students work with the wider community by inviting local arts organizations to participate in our festival by helping select the top films in three categories: animation, narrative, and experimental.

Guest Judges:
Jacqueline Davy from Limb Workshop, a space in Kakaako that’s one part woodshop, part furniture store, and part gallery.

John Prime, an internationally know graffiti artist, founder and director of 808 Urban, an arts organization that focuses on mentoring at-risk youths through urban arts and cultural education for the past decade in Hawaii.

Jasper Wong is an internationally known visual artist and founding director of Pow Wow Hawaii, a leading arts organization that creates opportunities for artists that engages the broader community in the process of art making.

Short Film Showcase
Posted by Ms. Goya on 24 April 2013
Media Arts Festival 2013

Selected Short Films
Thursday, 4/25
Bakken Auditorium

Treat yourself this week with a special screening of selected short films made by student filmmakers from Mid-Pacific Institute.  Join the Digital Media Art Faculty in presenting the best film, animation, and video art on Thursday, 4/25 from 6-7:30pm in Bakken Auditorium.
We will be awarding the Outstanding Film Award in Animation, Narrative, and Experimental Film selected by our panel of guests judges from the local art community.  And one student will also be recognized as our Outstanding Student Filmmaker.  Bring a friend and watch some students films that will make you smile, laugh, and scream!
RSVP’s would be appreciated, but it’s not required at
Download the full program here.

Selected Short Films 2013
Posted by Ms. Goya on 24 April 2013

Precipice of Change: “I heart Kaka’ako”
A Photo and Video Exhibition
at Limb Gallery

A select group of students from the MPSA media arts program at Mid-Pacific Institute had the privilege of spending the day exploring Kaka’ako. Students learned about the history, art and impending changes. This show is the result of their efforts and serves as a document of the ephemeral present.

The word Kaka’ako means dull or slow, which on first impression seems a contrary description of today’s Kaka’ako. However, calmer spaces and moments abound tucked away within the urban grit. Regardless of the pace, the area maintains a vibrant amalgam of different people, businesses and industries. Although change is constant, the Kaka’ako we know and experience will soon undergo a significant face-lift. The energy of expectation emanates – the results no one yet can know, however the pregnant anticipation felt throughout the neighborhood is a fleeting and beautiful moment in time.

Download flyer here.

Precipice of Change: “I heart Kakaako”
Posted by Ms. Goya on 23 April 2013

Precipice of Change: “I heart Kaka’ako” By Kristen
Posted by Ms. Goya on 23 April 2013

Precipice of Change: “I heart Kaka’ako” By Kayla
Posted by Ms. Goya on 23 April 2013

Youth Media Arts Festival