The office of the Vice President, Ayala Foundation, and the Film Development Council of the Philippines invite Filipinos once again to capture true stories of inspiration for the 2019 run of the Istorya ng Pag-asa (INP) Film Festival.
Aiming to spread the perseverance, dedication and warmth of ordinary Filipinos amid life’s adversaries, the INP Film Fest is a nationwide, all-digital competition open to all Filipinos – even non-professional filmmakers and those based overseas – who must tell their chosen true story of hope in 3-to-5 minute short film.
“It is our hope that through Istorya ng Pag-asa – lalo na iyong Istorya ng Pag-asa Film Festival – Filipinos will be united around the common values of hope, of perseverance, deep faith and the goodness of humanity. Kasi iyon iyong talagang underlying theme ng bawat kuwento,” says Vice President Leni Robredo.
This year’s winners for Best Film will take home R80,000, while the 1st and 2nd runners-up will get R50,000 and R30,000, respectively. Their works will be screened at Ayala Mall cinemas.
Aside from special prizes for Best Script, Best Director, and Best Cinematography, the INP Film Fest will also give a People’s Choice Award and a special award from Ayala Foundation.
Go to www.istoryangpagasa.ovp.gov.ph for more details. Deadline for entries is on March 25.