FDCP, City to hold 1st Zambo short film tilt PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 06 February 2012 13:09

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and the City Government of Zamboanga have announced the holding of the first ever Zamboanga short film competition with the theme “Kultura de Zamboanga”.

The competition will be one of the highlights of the 2012 Zamboanga International Film Festival set from February 25-27 at the MIndpro Cinema 1 and 3, coinciding with the 75th Dia de la Ciudad de Zamboanga celebration.

Huge cash prizes await the winners- P30, 000 for the first place winner; P20, 000 for the second place winner and P10, 000 for the 3rd place winner.
The Short Film competition is open to all independent filmmakers at least 16 years old and must not have joined any major film competition.

The filmmaker should be a resident of the City or any Province of Zamboanga with at least one year residency in Zamboanga City or Province of Zamboanga. (Proof of Residency must be presented).

Each entry shall follow the theme: “Kultura de Zamboanga”; Any Digital Camera may be used (including cellphones) and the video should be at least Three (3) Minutes but not exceeding Ten (10) Minutes.

Use of copyrighted music is prohibited, unless allowed by the owner of the material; Nudity, foul language, slur on religious belief, or any other form of offensive content shall likewise be prohibited.

The film may be in the native tongue or dialect must have readable English subtitles. All entries should be submitted in DVD format on or before February 16, 2012 deadline of submission. Entries should be submitted to Sarita Hernandez, FDCP Local Festival Coordinator,  City Tourism Division at the Paseo del Mar (contact number 09177144884, email address: sarita_sebastian2005 @yahoo.com)

The FDCP shall include the finalists in its portfolio of Filipino films under its Sineng Pambansa Local Film Festival and shall have the right to the exhibition of the finalist in its CINEMATHEQUES nationwide.

Announcement of the finalists will be on 22 February 2012. All finalists will be competing in the Film Festival on 26 February 2012 at MINDPRO Citimall. Awards and Recognition will be on 27 February 2012.

For entry forms, visit the City Tourism Division at the Paseo del Mar or download the entry forms by clicking  the link http://www.fdcp.ph/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/short-film-competition-entry-form.pdf

This is the second year that the City Government and the FDCP is partnering to advance the thrust of promoting and stimulating local film making as well as to promote awareness on Filipino films.

Last year, the city and the FDCP held the first ever Sineng Pambansa (National Cinema), a program intended to revitalize both local film makers and
local audiences by introducing trends and directions in cinema, through nationwide screening of Filipino films.
This year, the screening will include international films making it the 2012 Zamboanga International Film Festival, the first ever in the city and the region. — Sheila Covarrubias