Oh Yeah (It's Back!): Interpretations 2.0 + YOMYOMF + Get Your Cameras Ready

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The deadline for submission has now been moved (almost a full month) to July 15th.

Lover's of film, filmmakers, Asian Americans who love film, Asian Americans who are filmmakers, Asian Americans who want to be filmmakers but just needed another reason to get on out and make that film - hell - people everywhere - now is your time because Interpretations 2.0 has arrived and if you loved the first film contest and all the great films, panels, and conversations that came out of it - you just know that the second time around - it's just going to up the ante that much more.

If you aren't familiar with the Interpretations film contest from the first time around though - don't worry. I got you covered.

What Is Interpretations 2.0?
From the PR

YouoffendmeYouoffendmyfamily.com (YOMYOMF.COM), the recently revamped blog and entertainment website devoted to Asian American culture founded by Hollywood director Justin Lin (BETTER LUCK TOMORROW, FAST AND FURIOUS series, STAR TREK BEYOND) will launch the second edition of the highly successful INTERPRETATIONS Initiative that was previously held in 2010 to find the next generation of Asian American filmmakers. Comcast and NBCUniversal are lead sponsors of the initiative.

Where Are The Films?
From the PR

YOMYOMF will host this online initiative at www.interpretationsfilm.com.

Give Me More Info On Why This Is Being Held
From the PR

Interpretations is a way of encouraging aspiring filmmakers to develop their own original and unique voice. All participants will “interpret” a four line script, and can produce and shoot it any way they wish. The only caveat is that the lines are static and must be in that order and the actual film itself is no more than 3 minutes long. Therefore, everyone is shooting their films from the same material and leveling the playing field in a way that traditional filmmaking competitions cannot. Three shorts will be selected from the entries and these winning filmmakers will have an opportunity to produce a project for one of the Comcast or NBCUniversal platforms under the mentorship of Justin Lin and other industry professionals.

When Can You Submit Your Film?
From the PR

The official call for entries begins March 31 and ends on June 17. Judging will commence in July and August with the announcement of the Top 15 on September 6, with online voting kicking off that day through October 6. The final 3 winners will be announced online on October 10 and they will be invited to attend the NBCUniversal Short Film Festival on October 19 at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. Participants must be a resident of the United States of America and at least 13 years old. To submit your film and also view all the entries, head over to www.interpretationsfilm.com.

What Did Justin Lin Say?
From the PR

“The first Interpretations Initiative was such a success that I am very excited to be launching it again and with a stronger fortitude to really make this more than just a contest but an opportunity to actually incubate potential careers for budding filmmakers.” says YOMYOMF.com founder Justin Lin, who is currently in post-production on his latest tentpole film, STAR TREK BEYOND (coming out this July). “Interpretations 2016 is a part of the bigger picture of YOMYOMF 2.0, where we want to establish and nurture an Asian American creative community of content creators and enthusiasts where ideas and collaboration is exchanged regularly and we can see what projects we can develop with emerging talent. I never had something like YOMYOMF when I first started my career. It’s an exciting time to be an emerging filmmaker.”

Awesome. I'm In. What's The Four Line I Have To Work With?

- Don’t do that.
- Of course.
- I have my doubts.
- What is it?

And There You Have It

Hopefully this should get you started if you wanted to know more about what is happening surrounding the Interpretations Initiative - and always remember to check out YOMYOMF and the Interpretations film site (which looks to be currently redirected back to the original YOMYOMF post for right now) for full details, rules, and, well - everything else.

Film on!