The Shootout is a worldwide competition in which filmmaking teams have 72 hours to write, shoot, edit, and complete a five-minute short film based on a prescribed theme. You could win cash, prizes and the chance to have your film screened at the Asian American International Film Festival in New York.
Here the blurb from AAFilmLab:
THE NINTH ANNUAL 72 HOUR SHOOTOUTLet the games begin! Registration is open now, so better mark your calendar and start getting your crew together. For further details about the competition, including rules, deadlines, and a look at last year's winners, head over to the 72 Hour Shootout website. Good luck.
2013 marks the ninth year anniversary of the 72 Hour Shootout, a worldwide competition in which filmmaking teams have 72 hours to write, shoot, edit, and complete short films up to five minutes in length based upon a common theme. Teams compete for cash, prizes and the chance to have their films screened at The Asian American International Film Festival in New York City, now in its 36th year. The competition creates an invaluable opportunity for filmmakers of color to demonstrate their talent, gain exposure in the entertainment industry and impact the visibility of diverse and unique 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. 2012 Shootout Judges included hip hop pioneer Russell Simmons; producer Teddy Zee; ABC Primetime Casting Director Marci Phillips; and acclaimed cinematographer Eric Lin, among others.
March 14: Introduction to the Shootout and Q&A with Coordinator
April 11: Interactive Filmmaking How-To Workshop (FREE) to teach you how to make a GREAT film in 72 hours
May TBA: Networking Party to Build and Connect Shootout Teams
May 31: Launch Party and Announcement of Theme
June 1-3: THE SHOOTOUT
July 27: Top Ten Screening at The Asian American International Film Festival, Awards Ceremony and Wrap Party