Events of the 2019 72 Hour Shootout 

MARCH - JUNE:  REGISTER FOR THE SHOOTOUT AND ATTEND FREE WORKSHOPS AND NETWORKING EVENTS

JUNE 6-9:  THEME IS ANNOUNCED AT 8PM EST JUNE 6TH AND THEN YOU HAVE 72 HOURS TO MAKE YOUR FILM

JULY 27:  TOP TEN FILMS PREMIERE AT THE ASIAN AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

*All March - June workshops and how-to's are FREE for Registered Shootout Competitors, thanks, in part, to the support of the New York City Cultural Development Fund* 

Meet Film Lab's 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition Co-Coordinators at The Arts Alliance Town Hall Event  

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

20 Jay Street, Suite 740, DUMBO, Brooklyn 

You are invited to the Arts Alliance's monthly Town Hall in DUMBO, at which Shootout co-coordinators Kadaja Brown and Nicky Khor will be telling you all about how you can get involved in this year's Shootout!  Come say hi, meet some awesome people and get all your questions answered.  The annual 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition 2019 registration opened March 1st online atwww.film-lab.org and registration remains open until the Shootout commences on June 6, 2019, when the THEME upon which all the films must be based is announced online and via Twitter at 8pm EST / 5pm P!  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 meet the Film Lab team at the March 26th Arts Alliance Town Hall to learn more about the Shootout and ask all your questions on Tuesday, March 26th!  Afterwards, network and create your own Shootout team!!  Not convenient to NYC?  No problem!  Connect with the team on Facebook at Facebook.com/72HrShootout. 

When: 6:30 – 9:00pm, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 

Where: 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, DUMBO, Brooklyn 

Actors are welcome to bring headshots and resumes for the filmmakers and to network. Please bring multiple copies.  

WATCH LAST YEAR'S Q&A:   

https://www.periscope.tv/asamfilmlab/1OyKANzeMLzGb

April 30, 6-8pm

Backstage Magazine Casting Workshop

Learn how to quickly and effectively cast your 72 Hour Shootout film submission to the Film Lab with casting editors from Backstage, the most trusted name in casting. At this workshop, Backstage staff, including former professional casting directors, will walk you through how to write and post an engaging breakdown on Backstage, how to filter though submissions, run in person or electronic auditions, as well as how to communicate with actors and put together the best cast possible. As always, filmmakers, content-creators, and casting directors will be provided with a special Film Lab promo code (FILMLAB) to post casting notices on Backstage for free.

ACTORS are also welcome to attend, network with filmmakers and learn how Backstage's casting processes work.  Please bring headshots and resumes if you are an actor and please note the free code will only be available to 72 Hour Shootout filmmakers.

Advance RSVPs required.  RSVP to Shootout@film-lab.org
If you are not a registered competitor already, RSVP here

To join via livestream from anywhere in the world, just follow us on Twitter @asamfilmlab and we will tweet the link when we go live at approximately 6pm EST on April 30th

**REGISTERED Shootout filmmakers:  if you registered for the Shootout, we auto RSVP you to all events.  You do not need a ticket.**

May 14, 6:00-8pm

Directing Tips'n Tricks to Maximize Your Shootout Experience

25 W. 43 Street, NYC 10036 or online 
 
Come join Director Toy Lei, a past 72 Hour Shootout Grand Prize winner and multi-Top Ten placer of the Shootout, along with award-winning Director and Shootout sponsor Sean Scanlin of Eyefull Media group.  Toy will talk about her experiences in making a 72 hour film and what she learned to do better every year to eventually win the Grand Prize. Pick her brain with any questions you may have about what to expect or how to improve your current process. And, if you win - how can you leverage your prizes?  If you don't win - how can you maximize your experience - because winning comes in different forms... This is a rare opportunity to get personal with Toy who normally lives in LA, and is here in NYC because she was accepted into an exclusive directing lab based on the 2015 72 Hour Shootout Grand Prize film BOXER!  Sean will delve into technical how to's and organizational techniques directors can utilize to make a winning film in a short timeframe.  
Advance RSVPs required.  RSVP to Shootout@film-lab.org
If you are not a registered competitor already, RSVP here

Questions? Visit www.film-lab.orgwww.Facebook.com/AsAmFilmLab or https://twitter.com/asamfilmlab (use #72HrSO). More information can be found at www.film-lab.org 

To join via livestream from anywhere in the world, just follow us on Twitter @asamfilmlab and we will tweet the link when we go live at approximately 6pm EST on April 30th

**REGISTERED Shootout filmmakers:  if you registered for the Shootout, we auto RSVP you to all events.  You do not need a ticket.**

April - May, 2019

Virtual How-To Workshops for 72 Hour Shootout Competitors

We know not everyone is a master editor, writer, director, or actor but you want to compete and maybe you need to learn the basics of another skill to do so - no problem!  We've got you covered.  We have a host of virtual workshops on AAFL TV online.  Here are a few of our top picks: 

72 Hour Shootout How-To Workshop: EDITING Featuring Master Editor Doug Forbes

https://youtu.be/E8TRdMCxMcI

72 Hour Shootout How-To Workshop:  WRITING Featuring Emmy Nominee Cheryl L. Davis

 https://youtu.be/BfqcgkNxgeg 

72 Hour Shootout How-To Workshop:  AUDIO Featuring Steven De Castro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ykgu4GWyg

72 Hour Shootout LAUNCH PARTY 

June 6, 2019 

The THEME of the Shootout, upon which all your films MUST be based, will be announced at 8pm EST, at which point the clock starts ticking and you have 72 hours within which to complete your films and email them via NON-PASSWORD protected, UNLISTED vimeo or wetransfer links to the team at Shootout@film-lab.org.  Make sure you read ALL the rules.  You don't want your awesome film booted for failure to comply with something simple. 

 

JULY 27, 2019

Premiere of the Top Ten 2019 72 Hour Shootout Films at NOON at The Asia Society

Asian American International Film Festival.  Tickets here.

followed by an

Awards Ceremony and Wrap Party at 6pm in Manhattan.  Tickets here.

The top ten films of the 2019 72 Hour Shootout will be announced and screened at the Annual Asian American International Film Festival in NYC.  2Please note: Premiere film festival SCREENING tickets are NOT available via Eventbrite and must be purchased separately. Please call 212-989-1422 to for special Shootout discount codes for your premiere SCREENING tickets 

 The Awards Ceremony & Wrap Party, which begins at 6pm, featuring swag, red carpets and shiny statues, will begin at 6pm in Manhattan at the private residence of one of our generous sponsors.

 At the Awards Ceremony and Wrap Party, the TOP TEN films and the individual award winning films of the 2019 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition get to claim their prizes and share their stories with fellow filmmakers. This party is for all 2019 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!!!!! Questions? Email the dedicated Shootout team, Kadaja and Nicky, 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**  

Like Facebook.com/72HrShootout and follow @asamfilmlab #72HrSO for more!

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.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/everything-you-always-wanted-to-know-about-the-72-hour-shootout-tickets-42331639072

Questions? Visit www.film-lab.orgwww.Facebook.com/AsAmFilmLab or https://twitter.com/asamfilmlab (use #72HrSO). More information can be found at www.film-lab.org

WATCH IT:  

https://www.periscope.tv/asamfilmlab/1OyKANzeMLzGb

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

RSVP:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-lab-how-to-workshop-film-editing-featuring-doug-forbes-tickets-44612988650

Watch the workshop here:  https://youtu.be/E8TRdMCxMcI

May 23, 2018

72 Hour Shootout How-To Workshop:  Writing 

Featuring Emmy Nominee Cheryl L. Davis

6-7pm

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

72 Hour Shootout LAUNCH PARTY

6:30-8pm

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

72 Hour Shootout TOP TEN PREMIERE AT AAIFF in NYC

12:30pm EST at the Village East Cinema in NYC (181-189 2nd Ave)

followed by an

Awards Ceremony & Wrap Party

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.

THE 2018 72 HOUR SHOOTOUT THEME IS "NO MORE"!  READ MORE HERE  

Like Facebook.com/72HrShootout and follow @asamfilmlab #72HrSO for more!

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!  

Remember: the Shootout is about taking control of your own career so attend the events!  Use the Facebook page!  Watch the tutorials on AAFL TV! And now...the events of the 2017 Shootout:

Rising Up Angry: Filmmaking for Social Justice

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

The Ultimate 72 Hour Shootout Primer at Time Warner in Columbus Circle

March 15, 2017

6:30-8pm EST 

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]

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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.

Not in NY?  Submit your questions to the Shootout Coordinator via the Facebook Fan Page using @asamfilmlab and #72HrSO.  Watch a tutorial here.

Industry Spotlight:  The Opposite of a Fairy Tale 

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 

Industry Spotlight:  Borte, Queen of Tibet

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

THE 2017 72 HOUR SHOOTOUT LAUNCH PARTY

June 1, 2017

6:30-8:00pm EST

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 

  RSVP here

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 

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Questions?  Email Renee at IndustrySpotlight@film-lab.org or the Shootout volunteer team at Shootout@film-lab.org