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The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), together with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) are launching the CineMarya – a festival of short films centering on women.

CineMarya, women’s short film fest

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), together with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) are launching CineMarya – a festival of short films centering on women.

The festival, the first of its kind in the country, is still part of the celebration of the National Women’s Month, and serves as a tribute to Filipino women and their significant contributions to the country.

Submission of entries begins April 1, 2018

FDCP will accept entries from April 1 to June 30, 2018. The entries should have a runtime of 10 to 20 minutes and produced by participants from 18 to 30 years old only.

CineMarya will grant a seed money of Php100,000.00  to the 10 finalists, plus access to the FDCP Filmmaking Workshop Series – Planting Seeds and Film Industry Conference during Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018. The finalists will also have the privilege to undergo the CineMarya film camp, a 2-day intensive filmmaking workshop, which will be held in a secluded area in Rizal, and the participants will be joined by multiple filmmakers and PCW representatives.

CineMarya’s themes

The short films should tackle either of the following: women empowerment, the various roles that women play in the society, or social issues on women and equality.

“The festival aims to tell stories of Filipino women, more than their beauty, but their strength and passion, rising above prejudice and struggles in society,” said FDCP Chairperson Liza Dino during the launch of the Festival last March 23 at the FDCP Cinematheque Center Manila.

For more information, contact the FDCP.

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