Join us this year on #GivingTuesday to raise $1,000 for our Take One Media Internship Program!
Give the gift of access to knowledge, experience, and resources this year on Giving Tuesday. With your help, you help to ensure that Asian Culture & Media Alliance may continue this impactful program. All contributions help keep The Take One Media Internship Program free of charge to its participants from diverse backgrounds.
Since the start of our Take One Media Youth Internship Program, Asian Culture & Media Alliance has been able to train over 100 young filmmakers, writers, and creators. Despite the challenges that have come our way this year, we have still been able to share valuable industry knowledge and experience with 30 aspiring filmmakers-20 of which will be graduating this December during our Seventh Anniversary Gala.
The TAKE ONE Media Internship Program is a bi-annual, hands-on vocational media internship and mentorship program provided free of charge to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) youth participants ages 18-25 residing in San Diego. This program is also inclusive to non-Asian youths from other under-served communities who wish to learn about the AAPI culture and/or pursue careers in the media industry.
One of ACMA’s core objectives is to provide educational opportunities and mentorship programs that inspire our future generations of Asian and Pacific Islander filmmakers, producers, writers, directors and media technicians. To provide such resources, ACMA founded Take One in 2016, and has completed 6 programs.
By providing youth creators from under-served communities an opportunity to learn hands-on television and film production vocational skills as well as gain valuable leadership, teamwork, self-development skills, regardless of their financial background, we believe TAKE ONE can also foster a better sense of pride and self-identity within their communities. We also encourage them to create original ideas and projects based on their own perspectives and experiences as Asian Pacific Islanders that can even possibly help to inspire and shape the perspectives of others that can also affect the futures of their communities. You can view previous Take One Projects and Short Films on our YouTube Channel.
With every group of Take One Media Interns, our instructors do their very best to ensure that our interns are given the best training and mentorship possible. Our generous community of supporters helps us to make sure that we provide the best resources and equipment as well including transportation to on-site production, high-quality camera equipment for their film projects, and so much more.