register now for the 72 hour film shootout

Attention all filmmakers -- professional, amateur and everything in between. Get your teams together. It's that time of year again... The Asian American Film Lab, in association with Asian CineVision, once again presents the Sixth Annual 72 Hour Film Shootout, taking place this year from June 26-29.

The Shootout is a nationwide competition where filmmaking teams have 72 hours to complete short films up to five minutes in length. Teams are given a common theme at the start of the competition to use creatively as they see fit. Teams compete for cash and prizes and the chance to have their films screened at film festivals.

The Shootout intends to create opportunities for Asian Americans to demonstrate their talent, gain exposure in the entertainment industry, and to have an impact on the visibility of Asian American stories and characters in film and television. Thus, 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.

The 6th Annual 72 Hour Film Shootout begins on Friday, June 26, 2009, at 8PM (EDT). The competition theme will be announced at the New York City launch party at 8PM at White Rabbit Lounge and simultaneously posted online. To participate in the competition, get your teams together now, and make sure you register now here.

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