May 13, 2020
For Immediate Release
Asian Culture & Media Alliance Awarded 2020 FilmCraft Grant
by the Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
To support high-quality educational programs that identify and empower filmmakers from nontraditional backgrounds
San Diego, California–Asian Culture & Media Alliance (ACMA) has been named one of the 96 recipients of the 2020 FilmCraft Grant by the Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The FilmCraft Grant is awarded to programs that advocate diversity, encourage film as a vocation, and present hands-on opportunities in filmmaking and storytelling. This grant has been awarded to ACMA in support of Take One Vocational Youth Media Internship Program.
“ACMA is excited and honored to receive this grant from the Academy in support of Take One, so we can continue to educate, inspire and encourage our future generation of filmmakers and media creators representing the voices of our underserved Asian Pacific Islander community,” said Cathlyn Choi, Executive Director of ACMA.
Marcus Hu, Chair of the Grants Committee says, “The Academy’s Grants committee is honored to continue to provide much-needed support to these 96 worthy organizations – their impact on the world of film is truly immeasurable,” said Marcus Hu, chair of the Grants committee.
The Academy Grants program provides financial support to qualifying film festivals, educational institutions and film scholars and has awarded more than $15 million since 1968. The Academy’s FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants were established to identify and empower future filmmakers from nontraditional backgrounds, cultivate new and diverse talent, promote motion pictures as an art form, and provide a platform for underrepresented artists.
About Take One
The Take One Vocational Youth Media Internship Program provides young API adults ages 18-24 with the opportunity to learn hands on media training and experience through workshops, film projects and assisting in the production of Asian Voices TV show.
Asian Culture and Media Alliance is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2013 to create a voice of unity, awareness and empowerment for the Asian Pacific American (APA) communities through Media Arts, specifically Television, Film and Online Media. ACMA’s core media programs include Asian Voices TV show, Asian Pacific Community Connection online business listings directory and Take One Vocational Youth Media Internship Program. Visit www.acmasocal.org to learn more about ACMA and our media programs.