Mailing List

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Donations

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Sponsors

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Writers

UnfinishedWorks@film-lab.org

Actors

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Industry Professionals

IndustrySpotlight@film-lab.org

Shootout

shootout@film-lab.org

Events

Newsletters!
May 1, 2021, Newsletter here
April 1, 2021, Newsletter here
March 1, 2021, Newsletter here
February 1, 2021, Newsletter here
January 1, 2021, Newsletter here
December 2020 Newsletter here
November, 2020, here 

A Sampling Of Our Events:

April 24, 2021, 3pm P /6pm EST:  72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking How-To Panel Discussion

Join veteran 72 Hour Shootout filmmakers and coordinator Shing Chung to learn how to make a film quickly and safely.  Free for Shootout registrants.  WATCH it here! More info here.

Season Premiere of Film Lab Presents

Fridays beginning September 18, 2020

Film Lab Presents GOING VIRAL Season Premiere is September 18, 2020.  For air times in your city, click here.

Unfinished Works” Fall/Winter Screenplay Reading & Workshop Series

November 20, December 18, January 15, and February 19

Save the date(s) for an incredible fall/winter line-up of emerging new writers tackling diverse and provocative topics through everything from television pilots to feature length screenplays.  Keeland Bowers and Ginger Chen will moderate workshops of the scripts following performance reads by professional actors from Film Lab’s Actor Directory.  Come and watch some amazing new talent and then be part of the creative process as the audience helps the writer to workshop her or his piece!  #UnfinishedWorks Email UnfinishedWorks@film-lab.org for more details.  RSVP here. Click on the below hyperlinks for details about the writers and scripts showcased at each individual workshop:

November 20th

December 18th

January 15th

February 19

Top Ten Films of the 2020 72 Hour Shootout – GOING VIRAL- – PREMIERE at the VIRTUAL AAIFF

October 1-11, 2020

You’re invited to the premiere of the TOP TEN films of the Film Lab’s 2020 72 Hour Shootout at the first-ever VIRTUAL Asian American International Film Festival.  Hundreds of filmmakers from around the globe registered to compete in the first ever Isolation Edition Shootout.  The Film Lab’s 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition challenged these brave storytellers to make a movie in 72 hours based on the theme “GOING VIRAL.” As always, we’re honored to be providing a valuable opportunity for Asian American filmmakers and other filmmakers of color to demonstrate their talent, gain exposure in the entertainment industry and impact the visibility of diverse stories and characters in film.  To RSVP click here and tune in at 1am EST on October 1 to be the first to know!

Click Here for our August Newsletter

And…

https://youtu.be/ZKw7O5ttWlo

Season Premiere of Film Lab Presents

Fridays beginning September 18, 2020

Film Lab Presents GOING VIRAL Season Premiere is September 18, 2020.  For air times in your city, click here.

Acting/Filmmaking Q&A with Anthony Meindl, 8/27/20

More Info here. Watch highlights from the Meindl Q&A here.

2020 72 Hour Shootout Launch Party

June 4, 2020

4:30 pm  PST / 7:30 pm EST

You’re invited to the 72 Hour Film Shootout’s Virtual Launch Party on June 4th at 7:30pm EST! It’s that time of year again, when the 72 Hour Film Shootout challenges brave storytellers to make a movie in 72 hours. As always, we’re honored to be providing a valuable opportunity for Asian American filmmakers and other filmmakers of color to demonstrate their talent, gain exposure in the entertainment industry and impact the visibility of Asian American stories and characters in film.  RSVP here!

THE THEME OF 72 HOUR SHOOTOUT IS ANNOUNCED AND THE FILMMAKING BEGINS! 

THE 2020 72 HOUR SHOOTOUT: ISOLATION EDITION!

June 4-7, 2020

8pm EST

Once the theme is announced, filmmakers have 72 hours within which to create their films.  This year is our ISOLATION EDITION.  We ask filmmakers to film in the comfort of their own homes and take into account CDC guidelines for the health and safety of themselves and others (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html).  GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE FILMMAKERS!

Samples of Monthly Newsletters and Other Past Events

Click here for our September 2020 Newsletter!
Click here for our October 2020 Newsletter!
 
Click here for our  November 2020 Newsletter!

Backstage Casting 72 Hour Shootout Film Resources Workshop: LOS ANGELES

May 18, 2020 2:30pm P/5:30pm EST – Online

Backstage will be conducting an intensive workshop for our West Coast filmmakers to teach filmmakers, step-by-step, how to utilize all the resources for free (a special code for free services from Backstage Magazine will be given to attendees at the event and to those who register for the 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition). In the 72 Hour Shootout, filmmaking teams are given a common theme at the start of the Shootout (usually 8pm EST, the first Thursday of June) and then have 72 hours to write, shoot, edit, and complete short films up to five minutes in length. Space is limited. RSVPs required to join the Zoom Room. RSVP here.