School Partnerships

Reel Voices Monarch

Reel Voices at MonarchPacific Arts Movement is honored to partner with Monarch School in Barrio Logan to launch a new media arts class for high school students interested in film production and digital storytelling. The elective course begins in April 2014 and is based on our successful Reel Voices program. Students will participate in film viewing, critical analysis, story development techniques, and exercises that encourage discovery and self-expression. With a hands-on approach, students will create their own digital short stories by the end of the semester.

For more information about the program, contact Glenn Heath, at

The mission of the Monarch School is to educate students impacted by homelessness and to help them develop hope for the future with the necessary skills and experiences for personal success.


Grants for this program generously provided by:

David C. Copley Foundation


Youth Day 2015Youth Day

Youth Day is a free day of youth-oriented film screenings to educate, enlighten, and enhance students’ film literacy skills. We partner with local businesses and area high schools to draw hundreds of students interested in technology and media for a day full of film and learning at the UltraStar Mission Valley Theater. Students also have the opportunity to meet filmmakers and artists.

We invite your school to join us for Youth Day during the San Diego Asian Film Festival in November. While Youth Day is open to all local high schools, we are particularly interested in working with teachers and students in the area of film, media arts, and ethnic studies. We provide each teacher with a study guide to prepare students for Youth Day. We also provide lunch for students, and limited funding is available for transportation on a first-come, first-served basis. However, we ask each school to help with transportation as much as they can.

For more information, please contact Managing Director Glenn Heath Jr. at or 619-400-5909.

Artists in Schools

Artists in Schools brings a taste of the film festival atmosphere onto high school campuses. Filmmakers and artists who are featured at the San Diego Asian Film Festival and Spring Showcase visit schools to screen their films and engage in discussions with students.