Shaneika Aguilar

Shaneika Aguilar - director, filmmaker, cinematographer

"LIVING WITH INTENTION
CREATING FOR HEALING
CHANGING THE NARRATIVE"

Aloha everyone! My name is Shaneika Aguilar and I'm born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. I began my professional career in filmmaking and photography in the summer of 2013, all because of my love for storytelling and people. I started out filming love stories and documentary films of close friends and colleagues. I further developed my craft throughout college and am a proud UH Manoa Academy for Creative Media graduate. In the Spring of 2020, I won my first Northern California Area Emmy Award for a film I edited with NMG Network.

After 8 years of honing my craft and collaborating with so many talented creatives in Hawaii, I found purpose in the work that I created and that is to continue creating with intention and serving those I meet. 

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DIRECTOR/EDITOR | Shaneika Aguilar

2018 Best Drama - University of Hawaii at Manoa Academy for Creative Media
2018 Best Director - University of Hawaii at Manoa Academy for Creative Media
2018 Official Selection - Hawaii International Film Festival
2018 Official Selection - Shanghai International Film Festival

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DIRECTOR/EDITOR/DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY | Shaneika Aguilar

2018 Best Documentary - University of Hawaii at Manoa Academy for Creative Media
2018 Official Selection - Hawaii International Film Festival

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DIRECTOR/EDITOR | Shaneika Aguilar

2018 Official Selection - Shanghai International Film Festival
2018 Best Experimental - University of Hawaii at Manoa Academy for Creative Media
2018 Audience Award - University of Hawaii at Manoa Academy for Creative Media
2018 Official Selection - Hawaii International Film Festival
2019 Official Selection - Women of Wonders Film Festival
2019 Semi-Finalist  - Louisiana International Film Festival
2019 Semi-Finalist - Los Angeles CineFest
2019 Official Selection - Made in Hawaii Film Festival
2019 Official Selection - First-Time Filmmaker Sessions

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DIRECTOR/EDITOR/DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY | Shaneika Aguilar

2018 Official Selection - Louisville’s International Festival of Film
2019 Best Short Film - Worldwide Women’s Film Festival
2019 Best Cinematography - Worldwide Women’s Film Festival
2019 Official Selection - Pasadena International Film Festival
2019 Official Selection - North Hollywood Cine Fest

DIRECTOR/CINEMATOGRAPHER/EDITOR | Shaneika Aguilar

2019-2020 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, EDITOR | NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA EMMY AWARDS
2018 THIRD PLACE, SHORT FILM | HAWAII FILMMAKERS’ COLLECTIVE FILM FESTIVAL
2017 THIRD PLACE, MUSIC VIDEO, FILM FESTIVAL | HAWAII FILM COLLECTIVE
2017 FIRST PLACE, 48 HOUR FILM CHALLENGE | HAWAII FILMMAKERS’ COLLECTIVE
2016 INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT OF THE YEAR | URBAN OUTFITTERS LOCAL SOCIAL SUMMIT IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
2013 FILM STUDENT OF THE YEAR | MENEMAC
2013 FIRST PLACE, MINI DOCUMENTARY | OLELO YOUTH XCHANGE
2013 HONORABLE MENTION, MUSIC VIDEO | STUDENT TELEVISION NETWORK
2012 FIRST PLACE, PSA | FARMERS INSURANCE HAWAII
2012 HONORABLE MENTION, FALL NATIONALS | STUDENT TELEVISION NETWORK
2012 FIRST PLACE, FILM CHALLENGE | STUDENT TELEVISION NETWORK