Take 9 Virtual Youth Film Festival

Take 9 Asian American & Pacific Islander Virtual Film Festival

A digital showcase for rising and undiscovered AAPI filmmakers and storytellers.

A Virtual Film Festival for Asian and Pacific American Youth

The Take 9 Virtual Youth Film Festival (Take 9) was established in 2021 with the mission to dedicate space for Asian American and Pacific Islander filmmakers.

This Film Festival is the first and only film festival that focuses on highlighting the diverse stories of aspiring filmmakers in the US ages 18-25.


Our objective is to create and provide a virtual and interactive platform to showcase films that are written, produced and directed by API youth. 

Through this festival, we wish to promote, support, empower and encourage better understandings of our API communities and cultures through film, as well as provide professional networking opportunities and resources for aspiring filmmakers in media arts.

The 2021 Take 9 Festival will tentatively be held from September 1st – September 4th. Submissions will open late Spring 2021, and consist of three registration windows.

If you would be interested in supporting this event as a sponsor, please send us an email with the subject line “Take 9 – Sponsor” to info [at] acmasocal [dot] com.