As part of its goal to promote and enhance the growth of the film industry in the Philippines he Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) launches the 1st ever Cine-Phone Film Festival. This is one of the new film categories under the MMFF New Wave Student Section, which was put together last year to recognize the talent of today’s Filipino youth in storytelling and filmmaking.
About the Cine-Phone Film Festival
What makes this unique from other national film competitions is that it all the movie entries will be made using just a cellphone. Apart from showing that the MMFF is updating itself with current technological trends, the competition is one way of showing that you don’t need fancy video cameras and complicated editing software programs to come up with a good movie.
For this year’s Cine-Phone film festival, the entries should focus on the theme: “Restoring Road Courtesy Among Motorists and Pedestrians.”
Here is a video where Director Paul Soriano, head of the MMFF Student Section, explains more about the upcoming Cine-Phone Film Festival:
What’s in Store for the Participants?
The 60 students whose entries passed the preliminary screening will have the opportunity to learn more about filmmaking through a workshop facilitated by Director Soriano. Each of the finalists will also receive loot bags courtesy of Smart and the Manila Bulletin.
Six winners will be chosen from these 60 finalists. The winners will be awarded during the 38th MMFF Awards Night on coming December 27, 2012. Each of the winners will receive a cash prize of P25, 000 as well as a host of other prizes, including film course scholarships and a one-year internship program with Viva Productions, one of the biggest film production companies in the Philippines.
How Do I Join the Cine-Phone Film Festival?
The Cine-Phone Film Festival is opened to all high school and college students all over the Philippines. Visit the Official MMFF Website to learn more about the mechanics and to download the forms you’ll need to submit your entry. You can also visit their Facebook Page and follow them on Twitter to stay updated on the latest news about the Cine-Phone film festival and other announcements by the MMFF.