2019 Short Film Competition

HBO APA VISIONARIES
Congratulations to the 2019 HBO Visionaries!
FIRST PLACE
HALWA
Directed by Nirav Bhakta
SECOND PLACE
MOONWALK WITH ME
Directed by So Young Shelly Yo
THIRD PLACE
ZOETIC
Directed by Julie Zhan

Winning films are now available on HBO platforms!

Stay tuned for more information on the 2020 HBO APA Visionaries Competition.

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MEET THE VISIONARIES

Winners of the 2019 HBO APA Visionaries Competition

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2019 APA Visionaries Short Film Series: Nirav Bhakta on HALWA
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2019 APA Visionaries Short Film Series: So Young Shelly Yo on MOONWALK WITH ME
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2019 APA Visionaries Short Film Series: Julie Zhan on ZOETIC

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HBO ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN VISIONARIES

2019 SHORT FILM COMPETITION

HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries is a short film competition sponsored by HBO that provides emerging directors of Asian and/or Pacific Islander descent the opportunity to showcase their work.

Judged by a panel of HBO executives, industry leaders, and fellow APA filmmakers, the competition seeks to identify cinematic storytellers who offer unique perspectives of the Asian Pacific American experience. The theme for the 2019 APA Visionaries Short Film Competition centers around the modern APA experience. Films should explore life in today’s digital, information age from the unique perspective of an Asian Pacific American cinematic storyteller.

In addition to receiving cash prizes, the three films will be selected to make their premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in May 2019 and offered the opportunity to license their film to premiere exclusively on HBO and/or its platforms during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May 2019.

Film premieres will be at HBO's sole discretion.

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Updated submission guidelines will be posted during the 2020 Competition period.

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