For nearly two years now, Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities have faced multifaceted challenges—responding  with continued resilience, determined activism, and a sense of urgency that, in meeting  the crises at hand, we must further uplift voices and empower our communities for the future.          


Throughout the pandemic, the San Diego Asian Film Festival has carried on our work by engaging audiences from around the country through two wildly successful virtual festivals. In featuring a record number of live as well as pre-recorded Q&As and discussions, we showed that pivoting only meant finding new ways to showcase artists and the very stories that we have been entrusted to share. 


As an organization, Pacific Arts Movement pivoted as well, working with dozens of community partners throughout our region to help establish and support a new San Diego Asian Pacific Islander Coalition— first in response to hate, and now to build power for the years to come. No amount of uncertainty could shake us from our constant mission to inspire and support a  more compassionate society.  


As we reflect on past years, Pac Arts’ presence as a community organization dedicated to providing a pivotal space in San Diego where Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander voices and stories are amplified is more important now than ever before.


 In this last month of 2021, we ask for your continued support to ensure that Pac Arts’ work in supporting, entertaining, and inspiring a more compassionate society perseveres through this challenging time. We rely on the generosity of individual donors like you to continue our work.


You can make a general donation to support our year-round operations, or direct your donation to a specific program or even a particular film. No donation is too small, and all contributions are tax-deductible (Tax ID: 33-1001523). 


Make an Individual Donation of $50 or more below and receive a free SDAFF facemask for 2022! 

 Visit here ( to learn about other ways in which you can support Pac Arts!




SDAFF 2021 made its return to theaters this Fall with over 130 films from more than 20 countries in 30+ languages. 

Since 2000, the San Diego Asian Film Festival has been a centerpiece of Asian American culture in the San Diego region. The festival has influenced how Asian and Asian American cinema has evolved during this time and continues to strive to represent the AAPI community through storytelling. 


At Pac Arts, film is a powerful medium to bring communities together in sharing unheard stories and voices from around the world. More than ever before, filmgoing in the safety and comfort of the community is of utmost importance.

Through REEL VOICES, Pacific Arts Movement empowers high school students to learn the art of documentary filmmaking through the Reel Voices program. 


This 12-week summer internship helps students learn Final Cut Pro editing, and experience all stages of production and post-production. Reel Voices is open to all San Diego area students who are interested in learning about documentary filmmaking and how their voices could potentially represent and impact their communities. 






We are an organization dedicated to sharing stories and different voices from around the world. At Pacific Arts Movement, we believe in the power of these stories to support a more compassionate society, and we so greatly appreciate your support of our mission.


No donation is too small, and all contributions are tax-deductible (tax ID: 33-1001523).


Donations can also be mailed to:

Pacific Arts Movement
2508 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 140
San Diego, CA 92106



Pacific Arts Movement membership makes it possible to bring global cinematic experiences from all corners of the world to America’s Finest City including our SDAFF Spring Showcase in April and the San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) in November.

The support of Pac Arts members strengthens our year-round programs and operations while validating our mission to inspire, entertain, and support a more compassionate society.

As a member, you receive benefits which include:

  • Subscription to the Pac Arts’ email newsletter
  • Access to presale for our ticketed events before the public
  • Discounted tickets and passes to our advanced screenings, special events, and festivals
  • Invitations to our member-only events including Member Mixers and Film Forums

Pac Arts offers several levels of memberships at different price ranges. Find out which one works best for you and become a member today!


For more information, please contact Zia Sinclair, Development & Engagement Associate at


Each year, hundreds of volunteers contribute time and talents to advance our movement! We could not operate our year-round programs without them. Whether you have five hours or five days to give, love the arts or are just curious, have mad skills or are a jack-of-all-trades, Pac Arts welcomes you!


For more information, please contact Managing Director Glenn Heath Jr. at or 619-400-5907.

To sign up for our Volunteers Email List where you will receive occasional notices about opportunities, please sign up here: Volunteers List.




  • Interact with thousands of moviegoers
  • Meet filmmakers from around the world
  • Exclusive benefits and backstage access to Pac Arts’ programs
  • Enjoy films from all over the world
  • Be part of a team of over 600 dedicated and hardworking volunteers!



Your shopping can make a difference! Pacific Arts Movement is registered through AmazonSmile!
By shopping on and selecting Pacific Arts Movement as your charity of choice, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to us!


As a film underwriter or sponsor, your organization will have a unique opportunity to present itself to our festival audiences, to provide a moving experience for your supporters and members at one or more of our film screenings, and to help connect your organization to filmmakers, films and stories that are important to you.


For more information, contact Development & Engagement Associate, Zia Sinclair at


Pacific Arts Movement is happy to accept contributions in the form of stock. Stock contributions can be made in any amount, and all donations are greatly appreciated. Upon making a stock donation, contact Kent Lee at or 619-400-5905.


To make a stock donation, please follow these instructions:

If the stock is in a brokerage or bank trust account, instruct your broker or banker to transfer the gifted stock to Pacific Arts Movement’s account at Charles Schwab Co., Inc. with the following information:


a. Broker Address:
Charles Schwab Co., Inc.
Phoenix Retail Operations Center
P.O. Box 52114
Phoenix, AZ 85072-2114
b. Broker phone number: 877-328-0276
c. Account name: Pacific Arts Movement
d. Account number: 6055-8796
e. DTC number: 0164
f. DTC code: 40

If the stock is in the form of a certificate in the donor’s name, ownership of the appropriate number of shares must be transferred to Pacific Arts Movement and a new certificate must be issued with the following information:


a. Name of security, number of shares and name of broker or bank (if applicable)
b. Your name, address and telephone number
c. The purpose of your gift; for example, Annual Fund Campaign or Education Program  

Send the information to:
Pacific Arts Movement attn: Kent Lee
2508 Historic Decatur Road Suite 140
San Diego, CA 92106
619-400-5905 |


Receipt of your stock donation will be acknowledged by Pacific Arts Movement within the next month.

Pacific Arts Movement is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization; Federal Tax ID# 33-1001523.

Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.



As a non-profit, we rely on the generosity of in-kind donations. Donating your services and products allows us to generate vital revenue through silent auctions, live auctions, and raffles, as well as, to make our events memorable for our guests. It is a great way to get in front of our audience.


No donation is too small, and all contributions are tax-deductible (tax ID: 33-1001523).


Contact Zia Sinclair , Development & Engagement Associate at for more information.

For more information on how you can support Pacific Arts Movement, please contact Executive Director Kent Lee at or 619-400-5905.