HBO‘s 5th annual Asian Pacific American Visionaries (APAV) short film competition has found its new ambassador in Jamie Chung. The Lovecraft Country actress had this to say regarding her selection: 

I’m so honored to be an ambassador for the HBO APA Visionaries Short Film Competition. It’s a great opportunity for the next generation of Asian American Storytellers to showcase their work and tell meaningful authentic stories. A stepping stone to continue making waves of change!

Now, Chung will be joining an impressive list of APAV ambassadors. Past ambassadors include Shannon Lee (Warrior), Sujata Day (Insecure), Leonardo Nam (Westworld), and Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley). 

HBO established the APAV short film competition in 2016. Submissions will open January 1, 2021 at 9am PST. Emerging storytellers are encouraged to submit works that adhere to the theme “Taking the Lead.” The studio giant has spent five years providing a platform for diverse storytellers to deliver gripping tales regarding their perspective of community. The top three winners will be awarded with cash prizes. In addition, said winners will have their works premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, followed by a debut on HBO and HBO Max. 

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Jamie Chung is currently starring in Lovecraft Country. Past credits include FOX’s The Gifted and Gotham, ABC’s Once Upon a Time, and Disney’s Big Hero 6. She’s an incredible talent and will undoubtedly be an excellent addition to the ambassador board. The Asian Pacific American Visionaries short film competition is an immensely vital platform for bringing more diversity to the entertainment industry. Diversity makes the world go round!

Prospective candidates are urged to submit their materials for the APAV short film competition by April 1, 2021 at 11:59pm PST. Submission guidelines and rules are available here

You can check out an official promo video for the competition below. 




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