Game on! Film Lab’s 20th Annual 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition

Greggory W. Morris
2 min readMar 1, 2024

Registration has officially opened for the Film Lab’s 20th annual 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition, celebrating and empowering underrepresented voices and stories

MARCH 1, 2024 — Registration opened today for the Film Lab’s 20th Annual 72 Hour Shootout (“Shootout”) filmmaking competition, which will take place in early June.

Filmmakers began registering online at Film Lab for the global event designed to promote gender and racial parity in entertainment media and to empower emerging female filmmakers and filmmakers of color, particularly Asian Americans.

Judges include Marci Phillips (VP, Casting for ABC Primetime), Jandiz Cardoso Estrada of Sundance, Antony Wong (Program Coordinator at the Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI) of The City University of New York (CUNY), Daniel Sakaya of Crossings and more.

Shootout teams compete for film festival and television exhibition, mentorship from top executives at major networks, cash, and other prizes.

Filmmakers of the top 10 films have the chance to screen their films at the prestigious Asian American International Film Festival, the only festival of its kind on the East Coast. The Shootout creates opportunities for filmmakers of color and women, particularly…

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Greggory W. Morris

Award Winning Assistant J-Professor, Hunter College/CUNY. Author, Writer. Blogs at blog.hunterword.com. Using Medium.com to test-drive writing projects.