UH Manoa professor selected for Cannes Festival Student Program

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Mar 27, 2009

George Chun Han Wang, an assistant professor in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s Academy for Creative Media (ACM), has been named a faculty mentor for the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival American Pavilion.

The American Pavilion is responsible for the festival‘s Worldwide Student Programs. The Cannes festival, which runs from May 13-24, 2009, is the premiere showcase for international films, filmmakers and celebrities.

Wang‘s responsibilities will include coordination of program orientation, tours, filmmaker guest lectures, workshops, seminars, and internships for the 150 international students selected for the program. He will enjoy full festival credentials to film screenings, panels and lectures.

Wang joined the ACM faculty this year from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. His specialty areas include editing, sound, and digital production.

"George has proven himself both a talented filmmaker and film scholar," said Tom Brislin, ACM chair. "His selection is a tribute to his international and intercultural reach, an important hallmark of ACM and its faculty."

The mission of the Academy for Creative Media, UH Mānoa‘s film school, is to empower its students to develop original and authentic stories of Hawaiʻi, the Pacific and Asia for the screen.