Hawai‘i Craftsmen has produced several award-winning videos for use in schools, art classes, and for sale to the public which have promoted excellence in craft arts by highlighting achievements.

Raku Ho‘olaule‘a (1983), 28 minutes

reveals how Hawaii potters adapt the ancient Japanese ceramic process of raku. From the simple beauty of a Zen tea ceremony to the dramatic night firings on tropical beaches, this program captures the special blend of artistic and ethnic influences that make island potters unique. Through their annual beach gathering and exhibition, local artists share their experience of clay. Having received production and editing support from Oceanic Community Programming, Raku Ho‘olaule‘a won the 1984 ACE Award for a Local Documentary, the 1985 JVC Professional Competition Award for cable production, and the 1984 ACE Award for local documentary.

The Hawaiian Quilt...A Cherished Tradition (1986), 58 minutes

celebrates the rich family traditions of this dynamic folk art. Images of over 100 of Hawai‘i's finest quilts are interwoven with the personal tales of master quilters, making this film the most comprehensive and revealing treatment of the subject ever done. In probing the artists' sources of design inspiration, this documentary brings the history, philosophy, and natural beauty of the islands to life. It was awarded the 1987 CINE Golden Eagle Award, was finalist in the 1986 Great American Quilt Festival in New York, was broadcast on Hawaii Public Television and screened at the 1986 Hawaii International Film Festival, and received the IABC/Hawaii Ilima Awards of Merit for Videotaped Programs and for External Communications.  Also was a 1987 CINE Golden Eagle Award Finalist in the 1986 Int'l Film & TV Festival of New York, Premiered at the 1986 Great American quilt Festival, New York, Broadcast on Hawaii Public Television, Screened at the 1986 Hawaii Int'l Film Festival & Awarded the ABC/Hawaii Ilima Award of Merit: Video taped Programs/ External Communications.

Legacy of Excellence (1991), 28 minutes

is a documentary of Hawaii`s Cultural and artistic revival as island artists seek an appropriate place in contemporary Hawaii for the traditional skills and values of their past. The struggles, the vision, the tenacity, and the awe-inspiring works of these artists have helped to define Hawaii as well as their own lives. Produced in cooperation with Hawaii Public Television (post-production), it was broadcast on national PBS and is distributed nationally by PBS Video and internationally by PTI. The film won the 1991 Silver Award at the International Film and TV Festival in New York, the Bronze Award at the 1992 Houston Worldfest, Honorable Mention at the USA Film Festival, and was finalist for the Hawai'i Filmmaker Award at the 1991 Hawai'i Film Festival. A 1993 27-minute version for educational distribution and cable: Ho'ala Hou--The Revival of Ancient Hawaiian Crafts, received the 1993 CINE Golden Eagle Award, the Silver Award at the 1994 CINDY for documentary film and directing, Honorable Mention at the 1994 Columbus International Film and Video Festival, and was shown at the 1993 International Film Festival. June, 1992. 58 minutes. Stereo.Silver Award, 1991 Int'l Film & TV Festival of New York Bronze Award, 1992 Houston Worldfest Honorable Mention, USA Film Festival 1991 Hawaii Int'l Film Festival, Finalist for Hawaii Filmmaker Award Ho'ala Hou - The Revival of Ancient Hawaiian Crafts (1992) is a 27-minute version of "Legacy of Excellence". Supported in part by NHCAP. June, 1992.1994 Finalies, Int'l CINE Award 1994 Tour Film Award, Czech Republic 1993 CINE Golden Eagle Award Silver Award, 1994 CINDY for documentary film Silver Award, 1994 CINDY for directing Honorable Mention, 1994 Columbus International Film and Video Festival 1993 Hawaii Int'l Film Festival.

Ho‘ala Hou-The Revival of Ancient Hawaiian Crafts (1992)

 

You be the Judge (1993), 28 minutes

is a documentary on the jurying process of Hawai`i Craftsmen's 20th annual exhibition, for use in art classrooms. January 1993. 28 minutes.

HAWAII CRAFTSMEN IS SUPPORTED BY THE HAWAI’I STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS,  THE HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, THE ATHERTON FAMILY FOUNDATION, THE COOKE FOUNDATION, THE MCINERNY FOUNDATION, THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, THE LAILA TWIGG-SMITH ART FUND, SEVERAL PRIVATE FAMILY FOUNDATIONS AND OUR MEMBERSHAWAI‘I CRAFTSMEN 1110 NUUANU AVE, HONOLULU, HI 96817info@hawaiicraftsmen.org • 808-521-3282

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