Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club

Now in its 12th year, our filmmaking club is our longest-running program. The program assists students in making short environmental films ranging from documentaries to music videos. These films share the important work being done by community groups in Maui Nui to protect the ʻāina and empower youth voices on environmental issues.

Serving youth from all Maui schools

We have served youth ages 12-18 from over 20 different schools on Maui and Molokaʻi!  Your donations help keep our programs affordable for all students.

Over 100 films on YouTube!

Our YouTube channel now has over 100 student films with over 60,000 views!  They empower the voices of Maui’s youth to educate our community and visitors about how they can help protect our island’s environment.

Award winning films!

The 70 short environmental films produced by our filmmaking program have been selected 160 times in 26 film festivals around the world!  These films include documentaries, claymation films and even music videos.

Spring 2022 Program

In spring 2022, we will be altering the format of our filmmaking program to support in-school filmmaking projects with teachers, as well as student-led film projects. This change will allow us to reach more students and to respond to the growing number of requests we have received from teachers and community groups. We will therefore not be offering our semester-long afterschool program again until next school year. While most spots for spring semester have already been filled, teachers and students should complete the corresponding form below to request assistance and our staff will get back to you. Our only requirements for participation is that all films that we assist with be included in our film showing at the end of the school year, and that you fill out a brief survey when your project is complete. 

In-School Filmmaking Support for Teachers

Teachers can use the form below to request support for film projects with their students which have an environmental or ʻāina-based focus. Examples can include documenting on-campus sustainability projects, exploring the ahupuaʻa where your school is located, student perspectives on an environmental topics and more. Our staff would provide equipment and a combination of both virtual and in-school support for filmmaking projects for grades 7-12 in Maui County including planning, filming, and editing.

Support for Student Film Projects

This form can be used by students or groups of students in grades 9-12 in Maui County to request our support in creating a short film. To qualify your film must have an environmental or ʻāina-based focus or message. Please use the online form below to share more about your film project idea. If selected, we will contact you with forms for your parents to sign.