ACMA Short Films

Asian Culture & Media Alliance – ACMA Short Films

Our short films are produced by ACMA and the Take One internship team. During each internship program, interns are given the chance to tell a story that is unique to the Asian American & Pacific Islander experience.


Butterfly–ACMA Short Film Poster

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Butterfly takes its audience back to the Los Angeles Riots of 1992. In a time where racial tension between Black and Asian communities becomes integral in determining whether or not to provide services, a nurse must overcome their inner prejudice and learned attitudes to save the life of another. In 2020, as these community tensions become familiar once again, ACMA recommends Butterfly as a community story.


Dim Sum Dating–ACMA Short Film

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Dim Sum Dating focuses on the internal struggles of interracial dating in a traditional family setting–a narrative most common amongst first and second-generation AAPI folks. Our main character must find the balance between love and loyalty as young adults in a relationship. This film was written and directed by Ashleigh Budiwarman and produced with the Take One Internship Team in December 2018.


Kimchi Pasta–ACMA Short Film Poster

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Kimchi Pasta is inspired by true events and people as it addresses the social and cultural issues of over 100,000 Korean American adoptees in the US who struggle with abandonment and self-identity issues. As the main character feels the need to discover and connect to his cultural heritage, a friend must guide them into self-acceptance and security. This film is currently in pre-production. ACMA is seeking sponsors and Executive Producers interested in supporting our first feature film project, please contact with your information.