Celebrating diversity and artistic empowerment, the Tenth Annual 72 Hour Film Shootout (“Shootout”) returns to the AAIFF this summer. The Shootout is a worldwide competition in which filmmaking teams are given a common theme (The Color of My Hair!) at the start and then have 72 hours to write, shoot, edit, and complete short films up to five minutes in length. The Top Ten films are selected by judges including acclaimed playwright David Henry Hwang, producer Teddy Zee and ABC’s Marci Phillips and will enjoy their World Premiere on July 27th at the AAIFF.
The Asian American Film Lab, a 501(c)(3) non profit, runs the Shootout every year to challenge stereotypes in mainstream media and to ensure that diverse stories, faces and voices of Americans of color are seen and heard, not just as whispers, but as shouts to the world! Come join in on the most cutting edge, innovative, bold, and deliciously diverse entertainment imaginable! You can watch past Shootout winners on the NYCMedia television series, Film Lab Presents. The premiere will be hosted by actor and Film Lab President Jennifer Betit Yen and by filmmaker and Shootout Coordinator Justin C. Lee.
We are very proud to present this event with our community partner: Asian American Film Lab.