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Registration Opening For The 16th Annual 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition
Registration will officially open on March 1st for the Film Lab's 16th annual 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition, celebrating and empowering voices and stories too often marginalized by mainstream media
By: Film Lab, Inc.
This year, former Shootout Grand Prize winning filmmaker, Tyler Ham Pong, will coordinate the Shootout. Tyler says, "It's a huge honor to coordinate the 72 Hour Shootout! I can attest to its value because I've participated every year for the past ten years, and I consider it my pressure cooker of a film school. Not only have I grown as an actor and filmmaker, but I've also had opportunities ranging from networking, to public screenings in theaters and on TV. This year, I'm excited to facilitate these opportunities for other diverse storytellers."
Film Lab President and actor Jennifer Betit Yen noted, "We're thrilled to be working with a veteran Shootout filmmaker like Tyler this year and looking forward to seeing all of the new films and talent! We are also excited to have two new award categories this year: Outstanding LGBT Filmmaker and Outstanding LGBT Performer."
Returning sponsors New York Women in Film & Television ("NYWIFT") and Face Off Unlimited ("FOU"), among others, will be sponsoring special prizes. NYWIFT will be providing a year-long membership to the best female content creator. FOU's Joe Tex commented, "FOU is proud to sponsor the Shootout all these years. Diversity and inclusion is at the heart of what we do, and we are honored to be associated with such a super talented group of artists and filmmakers. We look forward to hosting the 2020 winners at BATSU! and FOU STUDIOS."
Tyler Ham Pong