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.

Individuals Impacted
Asian Voices Reach
Take One Graduates
Community Partners

Upcoming Events

Asian Pacific Cultural Showcase

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Asian Culture & Media Alliance proudly presented its 2021 Asian Pacific Cultural Showcase on May 28th, 2021 at 6 PM PST on Facebook.

Many Thanks to our Cultural Ambassadors:

  • Korean American Youth Performing Artists (KAYPA) presents: Korean Fan Dance and Ogomu Five Drum Performance
  • Makani Kai presents Dance & Performances from the Islands of Tahiti, New Zealand and Hawaii
  • Philippine-American Society and Cultural Arts Troupe (PASACAT) presents: Hibla Filipiniana
  • Reiko Obata presents: Japanese Koto Performance
  • San Diego Korean Pungmul School presents: Sangmo Pangut, Korean Folk Musical Performance
  • San Diego Laos Heritage presents: Traditional Laos Musical and Dance Performance
  • The Naad Studios presents: North Indian Classical Solo Dance Performance Kathak
  • Xing Jian Dance Studios presents: Traditional Chinese Dance Performance

Recent Webinars

E4Women in Culture

In celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, Asian Culture & Media Alliance (ACMA) and Korean Women’s International Network (KOWIN) of San Diego will be hosting a Bibimbap Virtual Cook-Off. Event hosts will guide participants through a virtual cooking showcase, then provide the best cooks with special prizes! Attendance is free, but registration is required.

MediActivism | Filmmaker's Webinar

During AAPI Heritage Month, we brought attention to the filmmakers that are working to share our stories and create space for others in the industry. Our Storytellers: AAPI Filmmakers was a panel discussion for rising and aspiring filmmakers. Watch our recording now on YouTube.

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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