Filmmaking contest on adolescent health, youth dev’t launched PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 11:03

The Commission on Population (POPCOM) launched a project called “National Adolescent Health and Youth Development (NAHYD) Film Festival,” a filmmaking contest that is open to third and fourth year high school students both in public and private schools who are currently enrolled for the school year 2015-2016.This project hopes to support the effort for the need and concerns of young people by creating an environment that will enable them to express, by themselves, their thoughts about issues on teenage pregnancies, sexuality, reproductive health and rights.

Entry to the contest will require a team of four (4) people to come up with a 20-minute running time video script that can later be produced or developed into a short film. Content and features of which are to revolve around the theme “Ang pag-aaral ay para sa hinaharap, huwag ipagpalit sa sandaling sarap.” Video film script entries are to be submitted to POPCOM Regional Office 9 on or before September 18, 2015 for the regional level contest.

An NAHYD Film Festival Orientation will be conducted on September 25, 2015. Interested parties may contact the Commission on Population (POPCOM) Regional Office 9 at Telephone/Fax Number 062-955-2292 or visit the office at Cabatangan, Zamboanga City.

Prizes at stake for regional winners for best video script entries will beP15,000.00 for the First Prize winner; P10,000.00 for the Second; and P 7,500.00 for the Third. The wining script entry will be provided with technical and financial assistance by POPCOM for its development and production into a short film that will vie as the regional entry to the national competition. Key members of the winning team, who produced the short film will be given the opportunity to attend the national awarding ceremony in Manila. Separate prizes for other categories shall also be provided during the awarding ceremony at the national level competition.

Entries will be judged based on the following criteria: Relevance to the theme, 30%; Style and creativity, 25%; Plot, 25%; and Commercial or production potential, 20%.