Who We Are

Based in San Diego, ACMA reaches throughout the entire Southern California region to support its filmmakers and storytellers, as well as highlight the people, organizations, and events that create positive change within the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

We offer various programs including media training, webinars, a podcast series, a cultural television series, community webinars, and an online business directory for AAPI business owners. Through these programs, we aim to bring a voice of unity for everyone in our community.

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Take One Graduates
Community Partners

Recent News

TAKE ONE Applications Now Open

Are you interested in growing as a professional filmmaker, storyteller, or content creator? Submit your application today for the Fall 2021 TAKE ONE Vocational media Training & Internship Program!

TAKE ONE is a comprehensive 12-week vocational training program designed to provide aspiring filmmakers and creators (ages 18-25), a unique opportunity to learn and gain hands-on experience in television and film media. Participants are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and newfound skills to ACMA’s media projects such as Asian Voices TV, Asian Voices Radio, and film projects

We highly encourage aspiring filmmakers and storytellers of any experience level to apply to this program. The program will remain virtual until it is safe for all of our participants to gather in person.

Upcoming Events

Register for Our MediActivism Webinar

Our July Webinar, Uplifting South Asian Voices, will bring attention to the various ways that South Asian communities are represented through film and television media, as well as the unique experiences lived by its cultural communities. ACMA will welcome five incredible South Asian creators and community leaders to share their perspectives.

Our Projects to Stand Against Hate & Injustice

Stand Against Hatred

This is a PSA video against hatred in the United States produced in collaboration with Asian Culture and Media Alliance (ACMA) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) featuring community activists and leaders of Asian American and multicultural civil rights organizations including The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and NAACP. ​

Virus of Hate in America

Asian Culture & Media Alliance is in the process of producing a documentary film to bring awareness to the significant rise in acts of hate and discrimination toward Asian Americans that began in 2020.  To achieve this, we hope to provide first hand-accounts, an exploration of systemic racism, and a closer look the role of the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to hate incidents against Asian Americans.

Stand Against Injustice

Georgia signed legislation that would make it illegal to provide food, water, or any “gifts” to voters waiting in line. Help spread awareness about the injustices that are blatantly affecting our communities and our neighbors—enacted by those in positions of power. #StandAgainstInjustice

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Explore Our Programs

As part of our mission, Asian Culture & Media Alliance offers 5 signature programs to empower Asian American and Pacific Islander filmmakers, leaders, and businesses. Find out how you can become part of our next program bel0w.

Asian Voices Cultural Television Series

Asian Voices Radio Podcast

Take 9 AAPI Youth Film Festival

Take One Vocational Media Training & Internship Program

Take One Fellowship

Asian Pacific Community Connection

E4Women & Youth Webinars

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