HBO Max Promotes Collection to Celebrate AAPI Month in May
India West Staff Reporter
LOS ANGELES, CA – HBO Max will promote its Asian American and Pacific Islander Voices collection to celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month starting May 1. The collection will feature curated content available on the platform, in addition to the three winning films from the HBO Max Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition directed by up-and-coming AAPI directors.
The hours of curated programming include popular Max Originals such as ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ and ‘Bend It Like Beckham.’ The list includes ‘Meet the Patels’, ‘The Rise of Taj, ‘The Problem with Apu,’ ‘Unmothered,’ Ravi Patel’s ‘Pursuit of Happiness,’ amongst others.
HBO Max’s Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition will showcase the work of emerging filmmakers of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. The top three winning films will premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on May 6, a press release said.
In addition, HBO Max will host special screenings in both Los Angeles and New York City of the 2022 APA Visionaries Short Film Competition winners with receptions to follow. The LA event, inspired by Asian night markets, will host several local Asian Pacific American-owned food vendors and various goods from Asian Pacific American businesses.
This year’s theme is titled “Power of Love,” with submissions centering around Asian Pacific American perceptions of love in their relationships, friendships, or families. The top three winning films will be available to stream as part of the collection after the premiere in addition to previous year’s winners.