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Community Partners

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 (AANHPI) communities in Southern California through media arts.

As part of its mission, ACMA offer various programs throughout the year, including:

  • Asian Pacific Voices, its award-winning short-form documentary series and its podcast extension, Asian Pacific Voices Radio
  • Take One, a vocational youth media training and internship program
  • E4Women and MediActivism webinars
  • 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.

Recent Announcements

Full STEAM Ahead!

February 16 – March 28, 2023 │ Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11am – 3pm

Our newest program is designed to cultivate innovative digital media technologies with related areas of media arts career development for BIPOC high school students throughout San Diego. Learn more about the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) program here!

The Votes are In!

Congrats to all the award recipients of 2022!

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. ​

Voices of Change

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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