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The Asian American Film Lab Announces the Top 2013 72 Hour Shootout Films
The Asian American Film Lab (Film Lab) today announced the winners of the Ninth Annual 72 Hour Film Shootout (“Shootout”) at the prestigious Asian American International Film Festival (“AAIFF’13”).
Filmmakers came from across the country, including California, D.C., Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, D.C., and North Carolina, to attend the screening and to celebrate diversity in film. The Film Lab honored the following top ten filmmaking teams, who were selected by a distinguished panel of judges including ABC’s Marci Phillips, FOX Japan’
The Top Ten (Team Name, Title, Team Captain)
Ins & Outs
Mad Fresh Daily
One in Mind
William Lex Ham
Five Brown Guys and a Baby
Third Curtain Productions
Tony Ho Loke
Filter Switch Films
The Follow Home.
Good Morning America.
A.B.C. Productions (Happy Family)
Black Box (My Own Country)
TTZ (Reindeer Games)
TIM LIU of Films with No Friends (Out of Bodies, Happy)
JACKIE CHUNG of Red Phone (Ins & Outs)
Flying Iguana (Dirty Knees)
Executive Director of Asian CineVision John Woo, Film Lab President Jennifer Betit Yen and 72 Hour Shootout Coordinator David Dennis all took the stage to welcome the audience and honor the films. Woo commended all the filmmakers on a job well done, noting the intense competition due to the large number of highly qualified entries this year.
“[The Shootout] is about joining together in creating films that not only reflect our country as it is – diverse and cosmopolitan - but also as it should be – diverse and cosmopolitan. [A]t the Film Lab, and through the Shootout, we are not telling you to fight the power. We’
Dennis jokingly congratulated the competitors on surviving the ordeal of creating a film in only 72 hours. “
The Film Lab management team surprised with a fun, short film honoring the Shootout and starring the management team and Board (including Bea Soong; well known actor James Kyson; Betit Yen; and others), which was directed and shot by Board member Erik Lu and co-directed by Michael Rosete of Descendant Films and can be enjoyed on the Film Lab’s website and YouTube channel.
The screening at the AAIFF’
Prizes, sponsored by Executive Wear NY, MyJennyBook, Late Cambrian, the Museum of Chinese in America, Equinox, Variance Films, and others, were awarded to the filmmakers. Awards were presented live by Dennis, Betit Yen, Late Cambrina, Variance Film’s Greg Chang, Wynn Salisch on behalf of Executive Wear NY, talent agent David Elliott, entertainer Cindy Cheung, and, by video from Los Angeles, by writer/director NaRhee Ahn.
The Film Lab’s next event, also a part of the AAIFF’
Upcoming projects include the launch of the Film Lab’s new production arm, aimed at the creation of diverse original entertainment content.
Special thanks go out to the Film Lab’s dedicated volunteer team: Joanna Shen (editor), Jodie Chiang (Tumblr, YouTube), Joyce Tam (hostess of the live stream), Daryl King, and Hanna Lee, just to name a few.
About The Asian American Film Lab
The Asian American Film Lab (Film Lab) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the promotion and support of gender and ethnic diversity in film and television through free monthly educational and outreach programming and the acclaimed annual 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition (www.asianamericanfilmlab.org)
The Film Lab is run under the direction of President Jennifer Betit Yen and the 2013 Shootout was coordinated by David Dennis, an animator and filmmaker whose first 35MM short film, NIKDO, was shot with the support of Panavision and Barrandov Studios. David is a graduate of NYU. Joanna Shen acted as the 2013 Shootout Editor. Joyce Tam hosted the live streaming of the Awards Ceremony and After Party for the 9th Annual 72 Hour Shootout.
The Film Lab is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Membership and all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The Film Lab relies on donations to provide free or de minimis monthly programs to support gender and ethnic diversity. To donate, please visit us online at:
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