HBO announces finalists of HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film competition

Source: HBO Press Release 

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HBO announced today (Feb. 22) the three finalists of HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries, a short film competition that provides emerging directors of Asian and/or Pacific Islanders descent the opportunity to showcase their work.

Filmmakers Maritte Go ("Remittance"), Huay-Bing Law, ("June"), and Feng-I Fiona Roan ("Jieje") will have their shorts premiere at the 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in May, where the first, second, and third place winners will be announced.

HBO will also debut the trio of films during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May on its on-demand and digital platforms.

This year's competition, directors were asked to explore the concept of "home" in creative and innovative ways. The competition was judged by a panel of HBO executives, industry leaders, and fellow APA filmmakers, the jury also included representatives from the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE). 

APA Visionaries was created to help further the dialogue about race, diversity, and representation in Hollywood while also identifying new cinematic storytellers who offer unique perspectives of the Asian Pacific American experience.