The 72 Hour Film Shootout is a nationwide competition organized by Asian American Film Lab where filmmaking teams have 72 hours to write, shoot, edit and produce short films up to five minutes in length on a common theme. From the Shootout’s inception in 2004, this annual competition has created opportunities for Asian Americans to demonstrate their talent, gain exposure in the entertainment industry, and to impact the visibility of Asian American stories and characters in film and television. A requirement of the Shootout is that at least one key production member and a lead actor from each team must be of Asian descent.
This Friday, June 15th, 2012, at 8pm, the long awaited Theme will be announced at the Shootout Launch Party and posted simultaneously on www.aafilmlab.org/72hours.
Starting at 6pm, come kickoff the start of the 2012 72 Hour Film Shootout! If you are an actor, writer, director, or film fan looking to join a team, we will be making team match-ups at the event. Come to find new team members, join an existing team, and meet other local filmmakers.
June 18, 2012 – All films must be submitted by the deadline.
July 28, 2012 – The top ten films will screen at a special awards ceremony at the New York Asian American International Film Festival, followed by a VIP WRAP PARTY! Stay tuned for more details.
They have some great judges such as Russell Simmons, Teddy Zee, Michelle Krusiec and James Kyson Lee!!!
UPDATE: And they’re off! The theme of this year’s 2012 Shootout is: THIS IS ONLY A TEST
Filmmakers have 72 hours to write, shoot and edit their film around this year’s theme!
Asiance has been a media sponsor of the 72 Hour Film Festival for 7 years, since day one!