The 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition (the “Shootout”) is an annual, global filmmaking competition celebrating diversity in front of and behind the camera.
Teams compete for access to a year of free educational and networking events, mentorships with executives at major networks like ABC, cash, prizes and the chance to have their films screened at film festivals, both nationally and internationally, and on television.
Watch the 2021 Launch Party here!
Watch the 2021 72 Hour Shootout Premiere and Awards Ceremony here
The top 50 films will be showcased in Film Lab’s award-winning TV series Film Lab Presents in the fall!
Registration for the next 72 Hour Shootout is available here from March 1, 2022! Compete from anywhere in the world!
The competition creates a valuable opportunity for filmmakers of color – focusing on Asian American filmmakers – and women, as well as other underrepresented groups, to demonstrate their talent, gain exposure in the entertainment industry and impact the visibility of diverse stories and characters in film. One of the Shootout requirements is that at least one key production member (e.g., director, producer or writer) and a principal actor from each team must be of Asian descent.
Past Judges include hip hop icon Russell Simmons, producer Teddy Zee, ABC Primetime Casting Director Marci Phillips and playwright David Henry Hwang, among many others.
The top 40 films will roll out on AAFL TV. Subscribe for free at YouTube.com/asamfilmlab so you get to see them all!
FREE networking and educational filmmaking workshops March – June and, for the top ten, screenings, screen tests and network TV mentorships!
The actual Shootout itself takes place the first Thursday – Sunday of June. Films are based on a common theme which is announced online that Thursday evening around 8pm EST.
Email Shootout@film-lab.org for more info.
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