The Ultimate 72 Hour Shootout Primer at Time Warner in Columbus Circle
Join the Film Lab and your fellow filmmakers to learn more about the 72 Hour Shootout competition. See some of last year's winning films and hear previous participants discuss their experience. After the screening and panel discussion, there will be a chance to meet other filmmakers and possibly build your team, as well as onsite registration.
This filmmaking competition creates valuable opportunities for mentorship, exposure and much more! Past judges include hip hop icon Russell Simmons, ABC Executive of Casting Marci Phillips, playwright David Henry Hwang, and many more. Check out all the details at www.film-lab.org!
What IS the 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition?
Celebrating diversity and artistic empowerment, the Annual 72 Hour Film Shootout (“Shootout”) is a worldwide competition in which filmmaking teams are given a common theme at the start and then have 72 hours to write, shoot, edit, and complete short films up to five minutes in length. Teams compete for cash, prizes and the chance to have their films screened at the prestigious Asian American International Film Festival (“AAIFF”), New York’s leading festival for independent Asian and Asian American film and video, and the first and longest-running U.S. festival of its kind. As an integral part of AAIFF, the Shootout celebrates the creativity and genius of the directors, their casts and crews as they share stories by, about and for Asian Americans and other filmmakers of color with the world. AAIFF has played a vital role in discovering and nurturing such acclaimed talent as Wayne Wang (THE JOY LUCK CLUB), Ang Lee (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN), Mira Nair (THE NAMESAKE), Zhang Yimou (HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS), Christine Choy (WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN?), Steven Okazaki (THE MUSHROOM CLUB), Jessica Yu (PING PONG PLAYA), and Justin Lin (FAST FIVE). The top ten films also contend for TELEVISED showcase on AAFL TV!
The competition creates a valuable opportunity for Asian American writers and filmmakers and other filmmakers of color to demonstrate their talent, gain exposure in the entertainment industry and impact the visibility of Asian American stories and characters in film. One of the Shootout requirements is that at least one key production member (e.g., director, producer or writer) and a principal actor from each team must be of Asian descent.
Registration Opens March 1 and lasts until the June Launch Party, at which the THEME is announced.
For more, visit www.Facebook.com/72hrShootout and www.film-lab.org
All are welcome to participate!