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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Recent Announcements

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ACMA’s Annual Holiday event celebrates accomplishments and recognition of API individual and organizations that excel in providing culture and performing media arts programs throughout the year in Southern California.

We bring together media creators, community leaders and performing artists for a celebratory night of entertainment, recognition of our AAPI leaders, and ceremonial closure of our youth media program, TAKE ONE.

ACMA Announces 2021 Award Recipients!

Congratulations to ACMA’s 2021 Award Recipients!

Nancy Kwan, Career Lifetime Achievement Award, Rasha Goel, Excellence in New Media, James Kyson, Excellence in Film Media, Georgina Tolentino, Rising Star Filmmaker Award.

Crazy Woke Asians Comedic Troup, Marilyn Chin, Makani Kai Polynesian Dance Group; Ova Saopeng are also recipients of the Excellence in Performance Arts, Literary Media, Cultural Arts and Cultural Awareness Awards respectively.

Marilyn Chin, CEO of Legacy Maker, Excellence in Community Outreach and former Ms. Asian North America 2016, Kaanchan Farkiya, Excellence in Community Service Award.

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

Discover different ways you can support ACMA today. Support our programs through Amazon Smile, Ralphs Shopping, ACMA Custom Shop, Car Donations & much more!

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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