Are you an emerging AAPI filmmaker? If so, then this post is for you!
HBO announced today Asian Pacific American Visionaries, an exciting new opportunity for young AAPI filmmakers. APA Visionaries is a short film contest specifically geared towards emerging AAPI directors who use the medium of short film (either narrative or documentary) to explore the AAPI experience.
Filmmakers are invited to submit their shorts prior to the November 7th deadline.
A panel of film-making experts will select three winners from the pool of submitted films. Winning films will air at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in April 2017, and the film will be licensed to be distributed through HBO on-air or streaming outlets during APA Heritage Month in May 2017.
An additional cash prize will be awarded to each of the winning filmmakers, and HBO will also provide travel money so that filmmakers can attend their film’s premiere at LAAPFF.
Do you have or know an Asian American kid aged K-12? The Asian Pacific Fund is running a great art & essay contest just for them! The theme this year is “Food” and 3 winners in either category and each age group can win $1000 + a cool prize package!
In addition, kids can also submit a video — winners in that category can get an iPad mini.
So check out this link for details and submission guidelines! And then go grab your kid and invite them to get their creative juices flowing! But hurry: application deadline is March 5, 2014.
If ever you needed proof that Daniel Dae Kim, of Lost and Hawaii 5-0 fame, is the coolest celebrity on the planet, here’s the skinny on a Get Out the Vote contest he’s hosting for his Twitter followers:
Getting to participate in the American Democratic process and getting the chance to hang out with the super-awesome (and need-I-say-it genuinely good-lookin’) Daniel Dae Kim and castmates on the beaches of Hawaii? I am so bummed I’m Canadian.