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#AAIFF2015: WORLD PREMIERE of THE TOP TEN 72 Hour Shootout films of 2015 at Village Cinema East on July 25

The 72 Hour Shootout Launch party at The Korea Society in New York on June 4, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

The 72 Hour Shootout Launch party at The Korea Society in New York on June 4, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

On Saturday, July 25th, during the Asian American International Film Festival, the Film Lab will hold the WORLD PREMIERE of THE TOP TEN 72 Hour Shootout films of 2015 at Village Cinema East, 181-189 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003 at 2:00 P.M.

In just one weekend in June, some of the world’s most brilliant filmmakers tackled the inequality of their industry, with amazing results. All over the world, multi-racial teams worked together with the common goal of promoting a new vision of diversity in mainstream media. The teams focused on the concept of beauty in mainstream media and the impact of cultural constructions of beauty ideals on the populace. Filmmakers wrote, shot and edited films of up to five minutes in length over only a 72 hour timespan. To read more on the theme.

Judges, including Emmy nominated director Rodrigo Garcia, ABC Executive Director of Casting Marci Phillips, playwright David Henry Hwang, agent David Elliott, stuntman Lane Leavitt, film festival programmer Scott Eriksson, and director Bertha Bay-Sa Pan, chose the top ten favorites among all the films submitted. These films will be announced before a live audience at the Asian American International Film Festival on July 25th in New York City at the Village Cinema East.

The screening will be followed by a Wrap Party and Red Carpet Awards Ceremony at a secret location in Manhattan. Tickets available here. Both events are expected to sell out. The After Party will feature a live musical performance by Baritone Saxophonist and Composer Ben Barson and his band and will include live auctions, raffles, door prizes and more from Shootout sponsors – from engraved 11th Anniversary Shootout bottles of Johnnie Walker to Jikiden Reiki massage gift certificates to raffles and door prizes and much, much more! Check out the details at http://www.asianamericanfilmlab.com/72-hour-shootout/.

More information:
Film Festival 72 Hour Shootout film SCREENNG ticketing: (212) 989-1422
Film Festival Shootout 72 Hour Premiere SCREENING Venue Information and Directions: (212) 529-6998

Film Festival 72 Hour Shootout After Party Venue Information and Directions: Email Youn Jung Kim at shootout@film-lab.org or keep posted via Facebook.com/72hrshootout or Twitter (twitter.com/asamfilmlab ).

Video: Click below to see the 2015 72 Hour Shootout Launch Party with (in order of appearance): the Korea Society’s Jamie Tyberg, Film Lab President Jennifer Betit Yen, Shootout Coordinator Youn Jung Kim, Shootout Sponsors Chris Lee of Adorama (also Josh!), Matthew Salinas of aLanguageBank and Blue Michael of Blue Michael Cosmetics, plus 72 Hour Shootout Judge director Bertha Bay-Sa Pan!

www.asianamericanfilmlab.com

The 72 Hour Shootout Launch party at The Korea Society in New York on June 4, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

The 72 Hour Shootout Launch party at The Korea Society in New York on June 4, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

About the Asian American Film Lab
The Film Lab is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that promotes ethnic and gender diversity through outreach, education and production. The Film Lab provides free or low cost programming ranging from screenwriting workshops to panels to seminars to screenings. The Film Lab produces the television series “Film Lab Presents” and a wide variety of online content on AAFL TV. The Film Lab management team consists of Jennifer Betit Yen (President and Board Member, founder of AAFL TV Production Arm), Huseina Sulaimanee (Treasurer and Volunteer), Daryl King (Secretary and Board Member), Cecilia Mejia (Unfinished Works), Youn Jung Kim (2015 72 Hour Shootout Coordinator), Nick Sakai (Industry Spotlight), along with a dedicated Board, interns and event volunteers. Board members include James Kyson, Ed Wong and Aaron Woolfolk, among others.

cropped-lia-chang_photo-by-carlos-flores-3.jpgLia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon and Taxman. She has guest starred on “One Life to Live,” “As the World Turns,” and “New York Undercover.” She is profiled in Jade Magazine.

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