TIME TO SUBMIT FOR ARMED WITH A CAMERA 2016-17 CYCLE

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS' DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS AND ARTISTS' SERVICES MILTON LIU AND AWC ADVISER ANN KANEKO WITH ARMED WITH A CAMERA 2015-2016 FELLOWS (KNEELING, L-R): TULICA SINGH AND QUYÊN NGUYEN-LE; (STANDING) KAYLA TONG, FAROUKH VIRANI, CONRAD LIHILIHI, SUMIKO BRAUN, STANLEY WONG. AT FAR RIGHT IS DIRECTOR KRISTY ISHII, OF UCLA'S VIDEO ETHNOGRAPHY WORKSHOP OF THE CENTER FOR ETHNICOMMUNICATIONS. (PHOTO: BRANDON OKUMURA)

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS' DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS AND ARTISTS' SERVICES MILTON LIU AND AWC ADVISER ANN KANEKO WITH ARMED WITH A CAMERA 2015-2016 FELLOWS (KNEELING, L-R): TULICA SINGH AND QUYÊN NGUYEN-LE; (STANDING) KAYLA TONG, FAROUKH VIRANI, CONRAD LIHILIHI, SUMIKO BRAUN, STANLEY WONG. AT FAR RIGHT IS DIRECTOR KRISTY ISHII, OF UCLA'S VIDEO ETHNOGRAPHY WORKSHOP OF THE CENTER FOR ETHNICOMMUNICATIONS. (PHOTO: BRANDON OKUMURA)

Visual Communications, the nation's premier Asian American & Pacific Islander media arts organization, has recently announced its call for submissions for the fifteenth cycle of its groundbreaking Armed With a Camera Fellowship for Emerging Media Artists (AWC).

Since 2002, AWC has nurtured the next generation of Asian Pacific American media artists, enabling them to capture their world, surroundings and outlook on life. Through special training, mentoring and networking opportunities, access to facilities and equipment, and a cash stipend, Visual Communications staff and advisers work with the Fellows for six months to create four to five-minute digital short films.

Through the Armed With a Camera Fellowship, Visual Communications seeks to cultivate a new generation of Asian Pacific American media artists committed to preserving the legacy and vision of VC. In addition, AWC 2016-2017 Fellows will attend an all-expenses paid animated filmmaking workshop to LAIKA (KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS, CORALINE, CORPSE BRIDE, PARANORMAN) in Portland, OR.

Following their World Premiere screening at the 2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, AWC productions will be showcased at various events and exhibition showcase across Greater Los Angeles, and other venues nationwide. VC will co-own the productions and will also package and distribute completed works. Distribution income will aid in the continuation of the Armed With a Camera Fellowship.

For submission guidelines for the 2016-2017 cycle of the Armed With a Camera Fellowship, please follow this link. The deadline to submit is October 7, 2016 at 5 PM PST.