Registration Opens For The 14th Annual 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition
Registration has officially opened for the Film Lab's 14th annual 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition, celebrating and empowering voices and stories too often marginalized by mainstream media
By: Film Lab Inc.
Between March 1st and June 1st, the Film Lab will host a series of events to prepare filmmakers for 72 intense hours in June, during 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. This year, the Film Lab says it intends to focus on gender roles and female empowerment. "The issue is obviously very timely, in light of #MeToo and #Weinstein,"
The 2018 Shootout management team includes the Shootout Coordinator, award-winning editor and director, Jatin Chhugani (Mirror Mirror, Perfect Donor), SAG-AFTRA actor Anna Lisa Hill, producer and director Kazuki Akiba (Viacom, AMC Networks), filmmaker, podcast producer and comic performer Ed Lee, and recent Barnard graduate, Kadaja Brown who worked as assistant director on the AAFL TV production Mirror Mirror. Said Coordinator Jatin Chhugani, "At this year's Shootout, we will be pushing to promote positive messages about gender equality and race consciousness. I'm very excited to see the work of the many talented women and people of color who submit films this year."
Registered competitors gain access to nearly a year's worth of programming ranging from filmmaking how-to workshops to networking events. Shootout teams compete for film festival and television exhibition, mentorship from top executives at major networks, such as ABC and NBC, cash, and other prizes. The top ten films have the chance to screen their films at the prestigious Asian American International Film Festival, the only festival of its kind on the East Coast. Teams also have an extended time period within which to submit a television version of their Shootout film for possible televised showcase by the Film Lab's new production arm AAFL TV, for a special spring Shootout TV series on CrossingsTV (Time Warner Cable, Xfinity, etc.). Prize sponsors include Face Off Unlimited, Bakerly, Bridging Cultures 101, CrossingsTV, and more. More at www.film-lab.org.
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