Events of the 2018 72 Hour Shootout
*All Events are FREE for Registered Shootout Competitors, thanks, in part, to the support of the New York City Cultural Development Fund*
Film Lab's 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition Informational and Networking Event Feb. 26
You are invited to the Film Lab's "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the 72 Hour Shootout" networking event! The annual 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition 2018 registration opens March 1st online atwww.film-lab.org! Past judges include the Executive Director of Casting for ABC Primetime and mentorships were given out to filmmakers by executives at ABC and NBC and much more! This is your opportunity to get your work out there, be seen and smash in some glass ceilings! Intrigued and want to know more? Come to a special hour-long Q&A with the Film Lab team to learn more about the Shootout and ask all your questions on Monday, Feb. 26th! Afterwards, network and create your own Shootout team!!
When: 6:30 – 7:30pm, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
Where: CUNY, 25 W. 43 Street, #1001, New York, NY 10036
Actors are welcome to bring headshots and resumes for the filmmakers and to network. Please bring multiple copies.
RSVP: Please follow this ticket link to register for 50 percent off. SAG-AFTRA members must bring a valid SAG-AFTRA membership card for entry.
How To Use Entertainment Media to Effectuate Positive Social Change
Watch a private screening of Film Lab's new comedy pilot addressing gender bias in the workforce and talk with media and tech professionals on how to effectively use entertainment media content, like your Shootout films, to effectuate positive social change.
When: 6-8pm EST, March 8, 2018
Where: CBS Black Rock, NYC
Shootout Filmmaking How-To Workshop
EDITING Featuring Master Editor Doug Forbes
Jatin Chhugani and his team will be teaching basic editing and directing skills. FREE for registered Shootout competitors. Open to the public.
When: 6-8pm EST, April 25, 2018
Where: 25 W. 42 Street, 10th Floor, NYC
Watch the workshop here: https://youtu.be/E8TRdMCxMcI
May 23, 2018
72 Hour Shootout How-To Workshop: Writing
Featuring Emmy Nominee Cheryl L. Davis
20 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY
Jatin Chhugani and his team have a special how-to workshop on writing for all the screenwriters and playwrights out there. Learn how to write a compelling 5 minute script in just 72 hours and get all your writing questions answered by Emmy Nominee Cheryl L. Davis. Free to registered Shootout competitors and open to the public. RSVP here.
Watch the workshop here: https://youtu.be/BfqcgkNxgeg
June 7, 2018
Gossip Bar, 733 9th Ave, NYC
This is it! The launch of the 2018 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition! The theme of this year's Shootout will be announced live at NYC's Gossip Bar at 8pm EST and online via Twitter @asamfilmlab for filmmakers competing around the globe. Once the theme is announced, the clock starts ticking and filmmakers have 72 hours to complete films based on the theme. Winners will screen at AAIFF, on CrossingsTV, on AAFL TV and get network mentorships and cash prizes. RSVP here.
July 28, 2018
12:30pm EST at the Village East Cinema in NYC (181-189 2nd Ave)
followed by an
6-9pm EST, 12 W. 18 Street, NYC
The top ten films of the 2018 72 Hour Shootout will be announced and screened at the 41st Annual Asian American International Film Festival in NYC on July 28, 2018, at 12:30pm EST at Village East Cinema by AAIFF. 25% off for Film Lab members: Code "FILM-LAB_41" . Please note: Premiere film festival SCREENING tickets are NOT available via Eventbrite and must be purchased separately. Please call 212-989-1422 to purchase SCREENING tickets or click here
Tickets for the Awards Ceremony & Wrap Party, which begins at 6pm, featuring swag, red carpets and shiny statues, available here
At the Awards Ceremony and Wrap Party, the TOP TEN films and the individual award winning films of the 2018 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition get to claim their prizes and share their stories with fellow filmmakers. This party is for all 2018 registered Shootout competitors, whether you made top ten or not. Come, network and celebrate. Our sponsors will have special prizes and treats throughout the evening for you, including an amazing tasting from Hennessy!!!!! Questions? Email the dedicated Shootout team, Jatin, Ed, Kadaja, Kazuki, and Anna Lisa, at Shootout@film-lab.org. **Note: You MUST be physically present or have a representative physically present on your behalf to claim any and all tangible awards and prizes** RSVP here.
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The Events of the 2017 72 Hour Shootout!
We want you to empoweryourselves and put your best foot forward so we're here to help you every step of the way from filmmaking how-to's to Q&A's to networking events to help you build your team! The events do take place in New York City so a lot of you won't be able to attend in person but never fear! We'll have live stream of every event possible so, if you have an internet connection, you can join in from anywhere in the world. You can also network online on the Film Lab Facebook Shootout Page at https://www.facebook.com/72hrshootout!
We will also have written materials and online pages for you to use, learn from and network on. Subscribe to AAFL TV for the recorded versions. All events are FREE for REGISTERED Shootout competitors!
Featuring Award Winning Filmmaker Tami Gold
Feb. 21, 6:30-8pm
AAARI-CUNY, 25 W. 43 Street
AAFL welcomes Filmaker, Educator and Artist Tami Gold for our first Shootout Industry Spotlight of 2017, Rising Up Angry: Filmmaking for Social Justice. Tami will share clips and stories from two films: Every Mother's Son, about three women who lose their sons to police violence and unite for justice and change, and Puzzles, about a hate crime in a gay bar in Massachusetts and the correlation between American economic desperation and homophobia, intolerance, and, ultimately, violence. Industry Spotlight Coordinator Renee Lasher will be moderating! RSVP and more info here. [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/filmmaking-how-to-featuring-award-winning-filmmaker-tami-gold-tickets-31294644123]
Missed it or not in NY? Watch a filmmaking how to on AAFL TV here.
March 1, 2017
Early Bird Registration Opens for the 2017 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition!
Online at www.film-lab.org
March 15, 2017
One Columbus Circle, NYC
Join the Film Lab and your fellow filmmakers to learn more about the 72 Hour Shootout competition. See some of last year's winning films and hear previous participants discuss their experience. After the screening and panel discussion, there will be a chance to meet other filmmakers and possibly build your team, as well as onsite registration. RSVP here. [ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-ultimate-72-hour-shootout-primer-tickets-31463010712]
TECHNICAL questions and equipment how-to's are also of great interest to most filmmakers! Subscribe for free to AAFL TV for many how to's and informationals. For example: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shootout-filmmaking-how-to-workshop-standout-in-the-shootout-a-2-hour-skills-workshop-to-build-a-tickets-15383590734.
A Screening & Networking Event
April 17, 2017
6:30-8:30pm EST and live on the web
Industry Spotlight Coordinator Renee Lasher will be moderating a special presentation of the Film Lab production arm, AAFL TV's film The Opposite of a Fairy Tale! Come network with fellow filmmakers and actors and learn more about AAFL TV's work to effectuate positive and constructive social change through original content TV and film. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker on how she did it and how you can translate those skills to use in your Shootout films. Plus, network with other filmmakers and build your Shootout team! RSVP here
A Journey Into Mental Illness
A Screening & Networking Event
May 1, 2017
7:00-9:00 pm EST and live on the web
Industry Spotlight Coordinator Renee Lasher will be moderating a special screening themed for Mental Health Awareness Month and focusing on an award-winning film by Jodi Lin. Jodi was committed to a mental hospital against her will, made a full recovery and then created a film about the experience. Come see this raw story of courage and heart, followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker on how she did it and how you can translate those skills to use in your Shootout films. Plus, network with filmmakers and build your Shootout team! RSVP here
June 1, 2017
It's time! Join us live or online from anywhere on the globe you happen to be creating your Shootout film! At 8pm EST, hear the previously TOP SECRET THEME of the 2017 72 Hour Shootout, the theme upon which all the films must be based. As soon as the theme is announced, the clock started ticking and filmmakers have 72 hours within which to complete their short film. Registered competitors are FREE. All others, including non-registered team members, must get a ticket! There will be prizes, drinks, food, music, and much more! RSVP here for the live event or join us online from anywhere in the world with wifi!
Live comment and tweet your team's progress on the Facebook Fan Page or @asamfilmlab using #72HrSO and
To LIVE STREAM the events from anywhere in the world: check Twitter @asamfilmlab for the link. **All events except festival screenings are FREE for Registered Competitors**
Use #72HrSO and #StandTogether on Twitter
THE 2017 72 HOUR SHOOTOUT TOP TEN PREMIERE at
The 40th Annual Asian American International Film Festival in NYC
July 29, 2017, 1:30PM EST (please arrive by 1pm)
WELCOME TO THE NEW NORMAL
Village East Cinema
189 2nd Ave, NYC
25% off for Film Lab members: Code "AAFLaaiff40"
RSVP here for the premiere screening ONLY
Tickets for the Awards Ceremony & Wrap Party, featuring swag, red carpets and shiny statues, available here!
For theatre information, please call (212) 989-1422. Followed by:
THE 2017 72 HOUR SHOOTOUT AWARDS CEREMONY AND WRAP PARTY
Gossip Bar NYC Party Room, 733 9th Ave., NYC
July 29, 2017, at 7pm EST
The TOP TEN films and the individual award winning films of the 2017 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition lget to claim their prizes and share their stories with fellow filmmakers. This party is for all 2017 registered Shootout competitors, whether you made top ten or not. Come, network and celebrate. Our sponsors will have special prizes and treats throughout the evening for you!
Time Warner Shootout Screening
September 13, 2017
Time Warner will again screen specially selected films from the 2017 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition at their beautiful theatre in Columbus Circle! Join us live in NYC or, via livestream, from anywhere in the world. This special screening will include a panel with Shootout judge Marci Phillips, the Executive Director of Casting for ABC Primetime, Film Lab President Jennifer Betit Yen and several of the winning Shootout filmmakers. RSVP here
Questions? Email Renee at IndustrySpotlight@film-lab.org or the Shootout volunteer team at Shootout@film-lab.org