6th annual 72 hour film shootout kicks off tonight

This year's 72 Hour Film Shootout theme is: "TIME'S UP"

All right, filmmakers. Gather 'round. It's time for the 6th Annual 72 Hour Film Shootout. The Shootout is a nationwide competition where filmmaking teams have 72 hours to complete short films up to five minutes in length. Teams compete for cash and prizes, the chance to have their films screened at film festivals, and ultimate glory.

Oh, it is on. Are you ready? Got your teams together? The 72 Hour Film Shootout officially kicks off tonight, Friday, June 26 when the competition theme is announced at 8:00pm EDT at the New York City launch party:

White Rabbit Lounge
145 East Houston Street (Btwn Forsyth & Eldridge)
(F or V train to 2nd Ave)
New York NY 10002

The theme will also be simultaneously posted online at AAFilmLab.org and the 72 Hour Film Shootout website. And hey, even if you're not competing, come out the launch party and socialize. Singer/songwriter Cynthia Lin will be performing live.

And if you want to take part in the Shootout, but don't have a team yet, it's not too late to register! For interested folks in the NYC area, head to the White Rabbit to find a team or find that missing link! For those in other cities, post your info on the Asian American Film Lab Facebook group wall.

It's going to be another awesome Shootout! There are nearly 50 teams competing from around the country. For more information on the 72 Hour Film Shootout, including prizes, rules, registration details and previous winning films, with the Shootout website here.

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