HBO just announced a call for submissions for its annual HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries short film competition. Launched in 2016, it’s a “platform for emerging filmmakers to share their unique and diverse perspectives on the community,” per the company’s statement.
“One of the most important ways that we lift each other up is by creating opportunity for one another—opportunity to share our intimate stories, opportunity to be seen and heard, opportunity to grow through one another,” Shannon Lee, CEO of Bruce Lee Enterprises said in the statement. “HBO APA Visionaries is creating opportunities that didn’t exist for someone like my father back when he was making media in the ’60s and ’70s, and I am honored and grateful to be an ambassador for the program this year.”
For the 2020 competition, HBO is looking for new storytellers whose work responds to the theme of breaking barriers. Submissions open on September 15. Watch the official competition promo video featuring Lee below, and visit here for complete rules and guidelines.