Submissions open for the 2018 HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition

This competition 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 2018 APA Visionaries Short Film Competition centers around the concept of “home”
  • Winners will be announced in February 2018
  • Here is a video of this year’s ambassador Leonardo Nam of Westworld announcing the competition

What could you win?

  • Cash prizes for first 3 winners
  • Selected to make their premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in April 2018
  • Offered the opportunity to license their film to premiere exclusively on HBO and/or its platforms during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May 2018

Screen writing contest

Discovering & Promoting Writers Since 1998

From choosing our judges to creating opportunities, our top priority has always been the writer. We surround ourselves with reputable and successful companies, including the many producers, literary agents, and managers who read your scripts.

Why Scriptapalooza?

  • Over $50,000 awarded in prizes.
  • All the reading is done by 90 production companies.
  • We promote the winners, runners-up, finalists and semifinalists for a full year.
  • Considered one of the best screenplay competitions by agents, managers and producers.

Scriptapalooza's goal: Seek out that storyteller and honor their script with a grand prize of $10,000. Each year dozens of production companies and literary representatives sign on as participants to read our winners, resulting in many scripts being optioned or outright bought. Nearly 20 years worth of experience and connections!

Final deadline 4/30/18


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Best Second competitions

Want to win $1000?

Check out the competitions, requirements and partner briefs below and on our BEST SECONDS website, get your video together and submit it for free on FilmFreeway.