Open Call for Short Videos – Deadline Extended to Mon., May 2nd

Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:19 am (PDT)

Please distribute.

Short Waves: Stories Shaping our Community
*Open Call for Short Videos
*presented by Boston Asian American Film Festival in collaboration with WGBH

The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) and WGBH LAB invite you to
participate in an Open Call for Short Films in honor of Asian Pacific
American Heritage Month.

Asian Pacific Americans have long been making waves in all aspects of
American life, but their stories have often been lost in general U.S.
discourse. “Short Waves: Stories Shaping Our Community,” hopes to bring
light to these stories through locally made, short films about the Asian
American experience and community.

“Short Waves” Open Call for Short Videos & Competition
*SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED: Monday, May 2, 2011; ScreeningWednesday, May
25, 2011*
The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) and WGBH Lab (
http://www.thewgbhl ab.org/) invite submissions for a short film competition.
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Month, local artists are invited to
submit short videos that tell personal stories about Asian American life or
community.

WGBH Lab offers an excellent suite of in-depth resources for developing,
producing, and editing your work along with tips about using music and
copyright concerns. You can find these resources at
http://lab.wgbh. org/resources.

Winning submissions will be selected by

– Tak Toyoshima, Creator/Secret Asian Man, Creative Director/Weekly Dig
– Donald Young, Director of Programs, Center for Asian American Media
– Judith Vecchione, Executive Producer, WGBH

The panel will select 3 shorts to be featured on WGBH.org, with highlights
of others from the online collection to be showcased at a public screening
event on May 25, 2011 for APA Heritage Month, where a selected finalist will
be announced for automatic inclusion in the 2011 Boston Asian American Film
Festival in November and possible broadcast on WGBH WORLD.

Visit http://baaff. org for more information about Short Waves. *Please
submit your short video to WGBH LAB (
http://www.thewgbhl ab.org/open- call/asian- american/ short-waves) no later
than Monday, May 2, 2011.* Video submissions should be no longer than
5-minutes in length.

About Boston Asian American Film Festival
The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) empowers Asian Americans
through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a
resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community.

About Asian American Resource Workshop
The mission of the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW) is to work for
the empowerment of the Asian Pacific American community to achieve its full
participation in the U.S. society.

AARW is a member-based organization that seeks to document the diverse Asian
Pacific American histories, experiences, and social conditions. Our resource
and activities are used to respond to current Asian Pacific American issues
and to promote Asian Pacific American identity. AARW celebrates its 31st
anniversary.

About WGBH Lab

The WGBH Lab invites you to help shape the future of public media.

Consider this an opening, a chance to share your fresh ideas as the next
generation of independent and public media makers. We encourage emerging
talent, aided by the latest technology, to lead us into new ways of making
and interacting with content.

The engine of the Lab is innovation. Participate in our Open Calls, and take
your work to a new level to win prizes or a chance to make it on-air, and
contribute to the content we distribute to our partners in broadcast.

The WGBH Lab stands at the intersection of broadband and broadcast. The
creative results of the Lab may appear on WGBH TV, WGBH.org and, as our
partnerships expand, more broadly on PBS. What remains the same is WGBH’s
commitment to substance, quality, and independent voices.

Welcome to your public media.

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