The Center for Asian American Media has set the standard in Asian Pacific American media since 1980. Through the annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival and various national public television broadcasts, CAAM counteracts the exclusion and distortion of Asian Pacific American lives on TV and in movies. CAAM’s Media Fund has given out $3 million for the production and completion of films that convey a diversity of experience, and CAAM’s distribution arm helps filmmakers reach the educational market. Year-round public screenings and workshops showcase new Asian American film and video artists and examine the creative process of filmmaking. By providing so many different services to filmmakers and audiences, CAAM plays a unique and indispensable role among Asian American media groups in this country.