Get Involved with Take 9

Learn how you can get involved with our national Asian Pacific American Youth Film Festival.

Asian American
Pacific Islander
Virtual Youth
Film Festival
Empowering the next generation of AAPI filmmakers and storytellers.

Explore our Festival

Film Submissions

Film submission criteria and categories will be released soon on our Submissions page. Please check back soon, or subscribe to our monthly newsletter for updates and important information.

About Us

Founded in 2021, the Take 9 Virtual Youth Film Festival was created for rising Asian American and Pacific Islander filmmakers between the ages of 18-25 in the United States. Click here to learn more.


Take 9 is currently open to forming partnerships and accepting sponsorships. If you are interested in any of our funding opportunities, please visit our Sponsorship Page.

Film Festival Features

Our film festival will feature different events throughout the four day event. From 1PM to 6PM each day, tune into different live panels, film screenings, and online workshops.

Live Panels

Filmmakers, screenwriters, and other industry professionals will provide their personal insight and advice to our Take 9 participants in a live panel discussion.

Virtual Screenings

All of our selected films will be available to view online for festival registrants. Different categories will be available at different time. Stay tuned for schedules.

Online Workshops

Are you looking to practice basic filmmaking skills, be introduced to learn in-depth theory, or want to explore different disciplines? Join a 1-hour long online workshop to learn from established filmmakers.