The Asian American Film Lab's “72 Hour Shootout" Begins on June 7th

The Asian American Film Lab, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization that promotes gender and ethnic diversity in film and TV programming.

We hold an annual, global filmmaking competition called the “72 Hour Shootout,” which begins on June 7, 2018. In this competition, participants take 3 days to create a 5-minute film that follows a theme assigned by the Film Lab. Last year’s theme was “Welcome to the New Normal: The Normalization of Sexism and Xenophobia in Modern America.” There must be one person of Asian descent both behind and in front of the camera in a key role for each film. Awards include cash prizes and mentorships.


If you are tired of Hollywood’s lack of diversity and are interested in making authentic, impactful films that address modern social issues, then we encourage you to participate in the 72 Hour Shootout!

Some more info about the Film Lab: We have more than 4,000 members worldwide and expect approximately 1,000 members and guests to attend our events in 2018. Our television programming reaches over 1 million viewers and we have hundreds of thousands of web impressions.

Below are links to the Film Lab’s website and to buy tickets for our Festival Launch Party on June 7th

Film Lab’s Website

Launch Party