The film festival launch party was July 20, 2022. The judge/sponsor private top three pre-screen red carpet and cocktail reception, sponsored by One United Nations Park, was a swanky red carpet affair in New York City on July 23rd! The winning films premiered IN PERSON August 7th at the Asia Society (12 noon EST) and via VOD at the festival Aug. 8-13 here. The premiere screener is also available on AAFL TV and the top 50 films showcase fall 2022 as part fo the Film Lab’s long-running television series Film Lab Presents.
The winners of the Film Lab’s 18th annual 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition (the “Shootout”) premiered at the 45th annual Asian American International Film Festival in New York City today at noon. The premiere, at The Asia Society, showcased compelling and nuanced stories from underrepresented filmmakers. The premiere screening was followed by a filmmaker panel, moderated by Virginia Myung of CAPA (Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans). The films will be available on VOD for the next week through the festival. All films were based on the theme “Joyful Resistance,”
The winners of the 2022 72 Hour Shootout were: Top 8 (draw): Team Minjo, “Dandelions”
The Shootout is a worldwide filmmaking competition celebrating gender and ethnic diversity in film in which filmmaking teams are given this common theme at the start and have 72 hours to write, shoot, edit, and complete short films up to five minutes in length. More information at www.film-lab.org (http://www.asianamericanfilmlab.com/
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. The top 50 films from the Shootout will air across the country on the next season of Film Lab Presents
IMPORTANT 2022 DATES:
Spring Filmmaking How-To Workshop Series April 30-May 20, 2022 (FREE for registered competitors; all others register here)
June 2, 8pm EST: The THEME of the 2022 Shootout is announced, upon which the films must be based and filmmaking commences!
June 5, 8pm EST: All films are due and Vimeo or retransfer download links must be sent to Shootout@filmlab
July 20, 2022: Launch Party for the Asian American International Film Festival. The top ten Shootout films will premiere at the festival. This is a chance to meet other filmmakers and network. RSVP here.
July 23, 2022: Special Private Screening & Cocktail Reception in Manhattan for Judges, Sponsors and Top Three Filmmakers. Special thanks to event sponsor One United Nations Park.
August 7, 2022: The Top Ten Films Premiere at the Asian American International Film Festival. Location: The Asia Society, NYC. Time: 12 Noon EST. Watch via festival VOD here August 8-13, 2022.