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Registration Opens For The 17th Annual 72 HOUR SHOOTOUT Filmmaking Competition
Registration has officially opened for the Film Lab's 17th annual 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition, celebrating and empowering voices and stories too often marginalized by mainstream media
By: Film Lab, Inc.
The Film Lab will host a series of spring 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. Due to the pandemic, the Film Lab held the 2020 Shootout in "isolation,"
The 2021 Shootout Coordinator, Shing Chung, commented, "I see the Shootout as a community for filmmakers and creatives to collaborate and network. Therefore, there will be more networking and community events each month that serve two purposes, creating a pipeline between the Shootout Team and the filmmakers and hosting a platform that allows contestants to meet and hopefully collaborate on future projects."
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, cash, and other prizes.