It's officially underway, the AAFilmLab Feature Film Relay (FFR)!
The Feature Film Relay is the first feature length venture for the Asian American FilmLab. The 72 Hour Shootout has shown what filmmakers are capable of achieving with a few restrictions, very little time, and a miniscule budget. The FFR is the AAFilmLab's attempt to apply that same independent filmmaking spirit to create a feature length film.
This will not be your typical feature film production. The story will revolve around a selected treatment that outlines the characters and story from beginning to end. Six directors will then divide the treatment into equal parts, develop their section and then shoot it. Each director will have exactly one week to shoot and edit their film. The six short films will then be assembled into a feature length film. There will be several meetings where all six directors/writers come together before production to establish cohesiveness and awareness as to what each director plans to do. However, the production process will be in the form of a relay – the 1st Director will complete his/her work within a week, then hand off the finished product to the 2nd Director who has to continue telling the story from that point in a weeks time, and so on.
For this inaugural Feature Film Relay, the AAFilmLab will host the project in New York and will employ longtime AAFilmLab members for its first six directors: Tony Chen, Matte Chi, David Hou, Hyunsuk Kim, Karen Song, and Peter Wang.
We are in the first phase of this project: SCRIPT DISCOVERY.
We seek treatments from all over the country for consideration. Details outlined below.
Please email your one page treatments to info-AT-aafilmlab-DOT-com with “AAFL Film Relay Treatment” in the Subject Heading by Friday, January 4th at 9 PM (EST). In the body of your email, include the Title of your work, writing credits and contact information including cell phone and email.
Treatment minimum requirements*:
1. Name, contact info.
2. No more than 1 page in length.
3. Write a one sentence logline at the beginning of your treatment.
4. There are no restrictions regarding subject matter, structure, or/and style.
5. Must be original.
* Multiple submissions are allowed.
The selected winner will receive:
1. “Story by” credit
2. A $100 fee for a three year option to develop the story into a feature film as part of the Feature Film Relay.
The winner will be announced on Wednesday, January 16th.
SEND US YOUR STORIES! Join us for this unique, exciting and unpredictable ride. If you have any questions, please email us at info-AT-aafilmlab-DOT-com.
Six weeks of total shooting
Six 15 minute shorts
One feature film.
Script Discovery/Development Phase(1 month): Deadline Friday, January 4th, 2008
Nationwide search for feature film treatments. Deadine: January 2nd, 08
Pre Production Phase (2 months): January – February 2008
Directors, Writers, Producers come together to flesh out story and production details.
Production Phase (6 weeks): March – April 2008
Each director gets one week to shoot their segment of the feature.
Post Production (1 month): May 2008
Cut all the films together, mix sound, master.
Festival submission and seeking Television and Theatrical release.