“Boiled down to its essence, the Shootout is about empowerment—creating opportunities for Asian-Americans and other entertainers of color and helping our communities to collaborate, network, and grow so that we can take proactive steps to empower ourselves and each other,” Jennifer Betit Yen, president and a board member of the Asian American Film Lab, told Backstage. “We encourage our members not to wait for ‘the mainstream industry’ to offer handouts but rather to seize and create their own opportunities.”
Filmmakers are given 72 hours to create a 5 minute film about a theme which will be announced at a launch party and online on May 31. Entries will be viewed by some high powered people from the film industry.
Judges include ABC executive director of casting Marci Phillips, Fox Entertainment Japan producer Dan Smith, & playwright David Henry Hwang.
You can find out a lot more about the competition in Backstage.