Attention, filmmakers! HBO invites you to submit your short film to the Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition. HBO's first initiative of its kind, the contest seeks to identify new voices in APA cinema and provide emerging director an opportunity to showcase their work.
Here's Jimmy O. Yang of HBO's Silicon Valley with the call for submissions:
Judged by HBO executives and a panel of industry experts, the competition seeks to identify cinematic storytellers who offer unique perspectives of the Asian Pacific American experience.
Three films will be selected to make their premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in April 2017 and offered the opportunity to license their film to premiere exclusively on HBO (and/or its on-demand, digital and/or social platforms) during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May 2017.
Additionally, winning directors will be awarded cash prizes $5,000 (1st place), $2,000 (2nd place) and $1,000 (3rd place). Winners will be announced in January 2017. Film premieres will be at HBO's sole discretion.
The deadline to submit your film is November 7. So get to work! For further information about the competition, including rules, submission guidelines, visit HBO's APA Visionaries website. Good luck!