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Scholarship Name:

Home Box Office (“HBO”) APA Visionaries Competition Award

Scholarship Description:

Competition offered by HBO to Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Award Amount:

Up to $5,000.00/All-expense paid trip


Number of Scholarships:

Three (3) awards

Application Required:


Official Transcript Required:


References and Letter of Recommendations Required:


Interview Required:


Original Essay Required:


Additional Requirements and Information:

1) Must be eighteen (18) years and of the age of majority in state of residence (i.e., 19 years of age in Alabama and Nebraska; 21 years of age in Mississippi) as of July 11, 2018; 2) Films must have been directed by a person of Asian or Pacific Islander descent [i.e., descendants of the people of the Far East, Southeast Asia, Indian subcontinent or Pacific Islands (China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippine Islands and Samoa); 3) Film, with a running time between 10-15 minutes, required; 4) Film must be in the English language or contain accurate English subtitles (common foreign words/phrases are acceptable without subtitles); 5) Film must have had no previous major festival screenings under its current or any former title, or in any form that is, in HBO’s opinion, substantially similar to or derivative of the current film) through May 31, 2019; 6) Film must have commenced principal photography on or after October 1, 2017; 7) Film must be uploaded to Vimeo and password protected with a “screener password;” 8) Prizes awarded as follows:

o  The submission selected as first place will win a cash prize of $5,000.00. The second place selection will win a cash prize of $2,000.00. The third place cash prize is $1,000.00.

o  In addition, winners will have the opportunity to have their film premiere on HBO platform(s) in 2019. Prizes include a 2-day/1-night trip to Los Angeles, California in April 2018 for winner and one (1) guest to attend the 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival where the winners’ film will premiere and winner will receive an HBO Visionaries award. The trip includes hotel accommodations for one (1) night (1 room, double occupancy) and round-trip coach air transportation from gateway airport nearest winner’s home.





Nationwide (US)

Eligibility Requirements (Check all that apply):

Online application, Must be a resident of the U.S. or Washington, DC


Additional Applicant Requirements:


Category (Select all that apply):

Age, Race, Ethnicity, Major/Field of Study

Web Site:

Point of Contact:

Home Box Office, Inc.



   November 14, 2018 (NLT 11:59 p.m. ET) (receipt date) 

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