The deadline is 14 November 2018

HBO is launching its 2019 Asian Pacific American Visionaries short film competition.

As reported by Deadline, HBO’s Asian Pacific American Visionaries short film competition is returning for another year.

The competition showcases storytellers who are of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. The top three winners will be given cash prizes and their films will be shown on HBO.

Submission criteria for the competition are as follows:

  • Running time: 10-15 minutes, inclusive of credits
  • Films must have been directed by a person of Asian or Pacific Islander descent
  • Director must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or Washington, D.C.
  • Films must be in the English language or contain English subtitles (common phrases acceptable)
  • Films must be a major festival premiere
  • Films must have commenced principal photography on or after October 1, 2017
  • Films must not have had any previous exhibition on broadcast or cable
  • Employees of HBO and other WarnerMedia entity and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate
  • The entries will be judged by HBO executives and representatives as well as leading Asian American media organizations including the San Francisco-based Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) as well as Los Angeles’ Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) and Visual Communications.

The deadline is 14 November 2018.

Indian American filmmaker and Insecure actress Sujata Day will be the ambassador and spokesperson for the 2019 HBO Visionaries program.

Jimmy O Yang was the ambassador of the 2017 competition, whilst Leonardo Nam did 2018’s.

HBO also celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May with the return of its ‘Visionaries’ short film competition.

Visit the HBO Visionaries website for complete rule and guidelines.

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