HBO’s First-Ever APA Film Competition Aims To Highlight Diverse Voices

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In recent years, many have been calling for more diversity in the entertainment world, and with the launch of this competition, HBO is helping to make that goal a reality. The company just announced its first-ever Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition to encourage APA directors and creators to share stories about their perspectives and experiences. This competition could shine a spotlight on more interesting voices in Hollywood and inspire further conversations about race and representation. Three films will be selected for: 1. Cash prizes 2. A premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in April 2017 3. The chance to be licensed to premiere exclusively on HBO during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May 2017

The deadline for entry is November 7, 2016. Winners will be announced in January. To submit your short film, go to http://www.hbovisionaries.com And watch HBO's promotional video with Silicon Valley's Jimmy O. Yang here