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Who We Are

Headquartered in San Diego, ACMA was established in 2013 to empower and support filmmakers and change makers who create impact and positive change within the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities in Southern California through media arts.

As part of its mission, ACMA offer various programs throughout the year including its award winning Asian Voices documentary series, Asian Voices Radio podcast, TAKE ONE vocational youth media training and internship program, E4Women and MediActivism webinars as well as APCC online business directory website for AANHPI businesses. Through these programs, we aim to bring a voice of unity, awareness and empowerment for everyone in our community. CLICK HERE for our mission statement.

Recent Announcements

Nominations Open September 16-November 6!

CLICK HERE to Submit Nominations!

We are excited to announce it’s Award Season again!

The purpose of ACMA Media Awards is to recognize individuals and organizations who demonstrate outstanding leadership in creating awareness of the Asian American and Pacific Islander culture through Media Arts.

Upcoming Event: Asian Pacific Cultural Festival

Featuring 12 traditional dance and music performances, the Asian Pacific Cultural Showcase is a free of charge, fun and family-friendly event.

Seating is limited, so RSVP today to reserve your spot.

For more information and to watch our 2021 showcase video, click here!

Our Fellows are Finished with their First Films!

TAKE ONE 2021 Fellows Alijah Jacob Buada and William Pellegrini have officially wrapped on their original short films, which they developed through the TAKE ONE Media Vocational Program.

Follow us for behind-the-scenes footage and sneak peaks!

AAPI Community News

#StopAAPIHate

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AANHPI communities have suffered—and continue to suffer—an increase in violence and oppression. In response, the Stop AAPI Hate Coalition launched the No Place for Hate agenda, which comprises policy solutions aiming to reframe a dangerously wide pattern of street harassment against Asian American and Pacific Islanders as a public health issue.

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

You can help us elevate AAPI voices in media!

Support. Sponsor. Share.

As a non-profit organization, we rely on your support. All contributions are appreciated. Plus, they are tax deductible!

Check out ways to show your support!

Direct donations are a simple and flexible way to show your support. Any and all amounts are appreciated!

Did you know you can support ACMA at no extra cost?

By shopping at Ralph’s or adding AmazonSmile to your accounts, your donations will automatically be applied as you regularly shop. No extra effort or funds needed!

If you need an easy way to alleviate yourself of that extra car, consider donating through CarEasy or Cars2Charities!

There are a variety of programs you can sponsor to contribute to our mission in amplifying AAPI voices and stories.

Explore Our Programs

Take 9 AAPI Youth Film Festival

Take One Vocational Media Training & Internship Program

Take One Fellowship

Asian Pacific Community Connection

E4Women & Youth Webinars

Asian Voices Cultural Television Series

Asian Voices Radio Podcast

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