Young filmmakers invited to join climate film festival

Published July 8, 2020, 2:40 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

Young filmmakers will have the opportunity to showcase their creativity and advocate for climate action through original short films at the Klima Film Festival (KFF).

(Climate Change Commission / MANLA BULLETIN)

The KFF, in partnership with the Climate Change Commission (CCC), is part of the Oscar M. Loper (OML) Center’s “Balangay” project, which aims to chronicle the stories of the changing climate in the context of the Filipino experience and how it has shaped the Filipino identity and culture.

Anchored on the theme ” Adapting For A Sustainable Future,” interested participants should form a team with a maximum of 10 members aged 16- to 22-years-old.

The representative of the team should register online through this link: Registration is from June 30 until July 31, 2020.

Before submission of films, participants are required to attend a series of free online workshops, including a climate change seminar-workshop and climate film labs, to deepen their understanding and appreciation on the science behind climate change and of film as a medium to mobilize community action.

After attending the climate change seminar-workshop, each team is required to submit their film concept and synopsis before they may proceed to participate in the climate film labs.

After completing the climate film lab activities, teams must ready their films.

Submissions should include the short film in the form of narrative fiction and running between five to seven minutes; a 30-second trailer; an official poster (18’ x 24’); and behind-the-scenes footage.

The film may be in any Philippine language but must have either English or Filipino subtitles.

CCC and OML emphasized that any use of material (footage, music, etc.) not originally produced or owned by the team must secure permission from the original copyright owners.

The submitted film will be co-owned with the CCC and the OML Center and will be used as part of information, education, and communication (IECs) and promotional materials only.

Entries should also adhere to the MTRCB Rated-G classification on movies and may not contain any violence, explicit scenes, and foul language.

All entries may be submitted to the address [email protected] with the subject format, “KFF Entry | Team ID Number” until 12 midnight of October 23, 2020.

The KFF Top 10 finalists will be chosen where the Best Film, first runner-up, and second runner-up will receive cash prizes of P50,000, P30,000, and P20,000, respectively. The remaining seven finalists will receive P5,000 each.

Special Awards including for Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Musical Scoring, Best Performance, Best in Research and Content, Audience Choice Award, Best Poster and Most Liked Teaser, will also be given and will receive P3,000 each.

Awarding will be in time for the 2020 National Climate Change Consciousness Week to be held online in November.