Short film contest seeks entries [US]

Posted on Feb 16, 2021 in Journalism Basics

Filmmakers of Asian or Pacific Islander descent can enter this film competition.

HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries, sponsored by HBO, is accepting short films to offer unique perspectives of the Asian Pacific American experience.

The theme for the 2021 APA Visionaries Short Film Competition is “Taking the Lead.” Films should portray Asian Pacific Americans as being at the forefront of a given narrative, embracing the spirits of trailblazers, heroes, and luminaries through a unique lens.

Three winners will receive cash prizes, and the three films will be selected to make their premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in September 2021. The winners will also have the opportunity to license their film to premiere exclusively on HBO and stream on HBO via HBO Max.

Films must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2020 and should be 10 to 15 minutes long in English or have English subtitles.

The deadline is April 1.