Submission period is now closed. An astounding response. Judges are in the adjudication process and will deliver their decisions late April.
FOR IMMEDIATELY RELEASE
FEBRUARY 19, 2010
Visual Communications Announces Asian Pacific Islander Short Screenplay Contest
The 2010 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival announces the 1st annual LAAPFF Short Screenplay Competition. Co-presented with Mavericks of Asian Pacific Islander Descent, the inaugural competition will award the top three finalists with WRITE BROTHERS SOFTWARE PACKAGE ($200 VALUE). The Grand Prize will receive an intensive consultation on the script with Academy Award winner Chris Tashima as well as additional prizes to total over $1300. The announcement of the Grand Prize winner will be held at the awards ceremony of the 2010 LAAPFF May 6, 2010 at the Aratani Japan America Theatre.
Shinae Yoon, Executive Director of Visual Communications, the presenter of the LAAPFF, is “thrilled to be able to bring to the APA screenwriters community an opportunity to showcase their talent through the first screenplay contest of its kind in Southern California. We are very pleased to have the support of Write Brothers Software and the Writers Guild of America, West”
Submissions are accepted electronically only via email. Applicants must download an application form and send the completed form and submitted work to [email protected] A $15 entrance fee must accompany each submission. Complete information including application, rules, release, and payment button can be found at www.vconline.org.
Sponsors include the Writer Guild of America West, Write Software, Cedar Grove Productions, and Brian Raimondi photography.
Visual Communication’s mission is to promote intercultural understanding through the creation, presentation and support of media works by and about Asian Pacific Americans. VC was created with the understanding that media and the arts are important vehicles to organize and empower communities, build connections between generations, challenge perspectives, and create an environment for critical thinking necessary to build a more just and humane society.
The 26th Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival will be held from April 29 to May 8, 2010. Presented by Visual Communications, the nation’s premier APA media arts center, screenings will showcase 150 films and videos from over 20 countries. 200 industry professionals including filmmakers, celebrities, and press are in attendance. In addition to screenings, the festival offers a wide range of activities including seminars, workshops, and special events. Every year, over 14,000 people attend the film festival which launches the celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
MAPID is the producer of Breaking the Bow and is committed to the promotion and development of Asian Pacific Islander Artists.
For more information, please contact [email protected]