Zamboanga short film competition announced

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/9 February) – The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and the city government have announced the holding of the first ever Zamboanga short film competition themed “Kultura de Zamboanga.”

The competition will be one of the highlights of the 2012 Zamboanga International Film Festival set from February 25 to 27 at the Mindpro Cinemas 1 and 3, coinciding with the 75th Charter Day celebration of this city.

City Hall information officer Sheila Covarrubias said the short film competition is open to all independent filmmakers at least 16 years old and must not have joined any major film competition.

Covarrubias said the filmmaker should be a resident of this city or any of the Zamboanga provinces with at least one year residency.

Each entry shall follow the theme “Kultura de Zamboanga,” Any digital video camera may be used (including cellphones) and the video should be at least three minutes but not exceeding 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.

Covarrubias said the film may be in the native tongue or dialect and must have readable English subtitles.

All entries should be submitted in DVD format on or before February 16, 2012 to the City Tourism Division, which is under the City Mayor’s Office.

Cash prizes await the winners: P30,000, first place; P20,000, second place; and, P10,000, third place. (MindaNews)