Be A Hero - Film Lab Announces the 2021 72 Hour Shootout Theme

In a virtual launch party for diverse and underrepresented filmmakers across the globe, Film Lab announced the theme of its 2021 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition
By: The Film Lab
NEW YORK - June 3, 2021 - PRLog -- The theme of the Film Lab's Annual 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition ("Shootout") was announced at the June 3, 2021, Launch Party held online for filmmakers and film lovers across the globe. The Shootout is a worldwide filmmaking competition celebrating gender and ethnic diversity in film in which filmmaking teams are given a common theme at the start and have 72 hours to write, shoot, edit, and complete short films up to five minutes in length. This year's theme is BE A HERO.

The party featured two performances by musical guest, The Jenny Thing, and provided a live forum for filmmakers to network and ask any last minute questions before starting to create their films.

Both the Film Lab President, actor Jennifer Betit Yen, and Shootout Coordinator and former Film Lab intern, Shing Chung, gave welcoming remarks.  Betit Yen challenged filmmakers to re-create their own narrative and Chung reminded them to have fun!  Judge Ernest Abuba, Film Lab Vice President Daryl King, Film Lab Secretary Ray Lanuza, sponsor ScriptHop, and interns Katie Lam and Kira Bixby also provided inspiring remarks, insights and ideas.  Their remarks are available on the Film Lab's online AAFL TV channel.  Subscription is free at

About the Film Lab

The Film Lab is a non-profit 501(c)(3) headquartered in New York City that has been dedicated to the promotion and support of gender and ethnic parity in entertainment media since 1998.  The Film Lab accomplishes that goal in three ways:  (1) education; (2) outreach and support; and (3) production.

The Film Lab management team consists of Jennifer Betit Yen (President), Daryl R. King (Vice President), Gabby Busche (Treasurer), Ray Lanuza (Secretary), Georges Bridges (Community Outreach), Luana Sandoval (Social Media), Shing Chung (72 Hour Shootout), and Cheryl L. Davis (Legal).  For more information, please visit the Film Lab's website at

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