Discovering the Next Generation

These HBO partnerships offer additional opportunities for diverse storytellers.

HBO APA Visionaries Short Film Competition

HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries, together with the Los Angeles Asian American Film Festival and the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE), is a short film competition that provides emerging directors of Asian and/or Pacific Islander descent to showcase their work. The competition seeks to find cinematic storytellers who offer unique perspectives of the Asian Pacific American experience.

ABFF HBO Short Film Competition

Awarded by HBO, this is regarded as one of the most prestigious diverse short film competitions in the country. Each year, 5 filmmakers of African descent are chosen to screen their films at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in Miami, where one winner is selected to receive the HBO Short Film Award and a cash prize of $10,000.