Klima Film Festival launched for young Filipino filmmakers


KFF Official Poster

MANILA, 7 July 2020 — To showcase the creativity of young filmmakers in advocating for climate action through short films, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the Oscar M. Lopez (OML) Center have teamed up to launch the Klima Film Festival for original short films revolving around the theme, Adapting For A Sustainable Future

A Digital Press Launch will be streamed on Wednesday, July 8 through the CCC’s Facebook Page at facebook.com/CCCPhl. Media people can register through this link: bit.ly/KFFPressLaunch.

The Film Festival, dubbed as KFF, is part of the 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.

All interested participants shall form a team with a maximum of ten (10) members aged 16 to 22 years. The representative of the team shall register online through this link: bit.ly/KFFSignUpSheet. 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/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 shall include: the short film in the form of narrative fiction and running between five (5) to seven (7) 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.

Entries should be original. 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 shall 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 klimafilmfest@gmail.com with the subject format, “KFF Entry | Team ID Number” until 12MN of October 23, 2020.

The Klima Film Festival shall announce the Top 10 finalists where the chosen Best Film, 1st Runner Up, and 2nd Runner Up shall receive cash prizes of Php 50,000, Php 30,000, and Php 20,000, respectively. The remaining seven (7) finalists will receive Php 5,000 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 shall receive Php 3,000 each.

Awarding will be in time for the 2020 National Climate Change Consciousness Week to be held online in November.
For more details, visit the official Facebook page of the Climate Change Commission at facebook.com/CCCPhl, or its website at climate.gov.ph/events/klima-film-festival. /pr

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