Short Notice, Mnet America’s short film program is out there for Asian Americans. If you win it, you get to win $5,000. Say what?
Are you an Asian American film maker with a compelling short film that you want to show? Do you have an astounding short film that features an Asian American as the lead? Do you have any film that has elements/themes of Asian culture, or that takes place in Asia? If you do, there’s a chance for you to win $5,000 for the Grand Jury Prize in the 3rd annual Short Notice competition.
Short Notice is an hour-long television program on Mnet; featuring today’s hottest Asian American filmmakers and their short films while providing sneak peeks into the creative process. Short Notice is the first Asian-American short film show, in addition to now being the first ever TV program to do an awards format with short films. Short Notice is currently featured in 80% of all Asian American households across the U.S.
I’d like to take a minute here and just emphasize how important it is that there are facilities like these available for people to share their stories. In the American mainstream media where the Asian American demographics are awfully misrepresented AND unrepresented, there is no greater power than taking control of the storytelling in your hands and put it out there for people who are eagerly willing to distribute and make something out of it. Anyways, that’s enough of me spouting on the soap box.
For more information, check out the Short Notice official website. All submissions will be due on March 15th, 2012. Good hunting!!