August 21, 2016
HBO has just launched a short film competition specifically geared to Asian Americans.
Below is taken from HBO’s site.
HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries is a short film competition sponsored by Home Box Office, Inc. (“HBO”) that provides emerging directors of Asian and/or Pacific Islander descent (one with origins in any of the peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, Indian subcontinent or Pacific Islands (e.g., China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippine Islands and Samoa) the opportunity to showcase their work.
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, the directors will be awarded the following cash prizes:
1st place – $5,000
2nd place – $2,000
3rd place – $1,000
Winners will be announced in January 2017. Film premieres will be at HBO’s sole discretion.
Click on link to find out more. https://hbovisionaries.com/#rules-section