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.

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

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

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

Individuals Impacted
Asian Voices Reach
Take One Graduates
Community Partners

Recent Announcements

Another Round of Take One

This year’s Take One will take place this summer!

Take One is a 12-week Media and Vocational Internship Program that aims to uplift AANHPI youth interested in the film and television industry. The curriculum aims to provide foundational skills in media through hands-on training and opportunities to explore their creativity through writing workshops.

If you’re a passionate, goal driven individual who not only shares an intense interest in learning filmmaking but also how to apply the power of film arts in building better diversity and equity for our AANHPI community through authentic stories and narratives, then start your rewarding journey at Take One!

Applications are being accepted until May 29th!

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

Explore Our Programs

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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