Are you an aspiring and ambitious filmmaker, wanting to make your mark in the field of cinema?
The University of the Philippines Cebu Mass Communication Program, together with Paper Plane Productions, will host UPelikula 2015 Film Festival.
UPelikula 2015 is one of the highlights of UP Cebu’s MassComm days on April 6 to 10, 2015.
UPelikula is a film festival that seeks to promote Filipino independent film making by giving recognition to talented young/amateur film/video artists whose art works often go unnoticed by the public, in hopes of bringing Filipino Art to the world.
UPelikula started out as a school-wide competition only. Just last year, the Organizing Committee decided to raise the bar of the competition by opening the contest to all students from all schools in Cebu and amateur filmmakers.
UPelikula 2014, undoubtedly, was a big feat not only to the UP community but also to the indie movie industry.
The fourth run of the film festival was officially launched last February 9, 2015, themed “Lantawa, Paminawa, Pamati-a”. The theme is a direct Cebuano translation of “see it, hear it, feel it” which is an inspiration on giving chances to the oppressed, marginalized and underprivileged.
The 4th UPelikula: Lantawa. Paminawa. Pamati-a. is now calling for entries for Short Experimental Creatives (SECS), Documentaries, and Short Film Fiction/Non-Fiction.
Together with the unveiling of the theme was the start of the submission of entries along with the guidelines. Contestants are given until March 25 for submitting their videos.
A school-to-school caravan will be held in selected universities and high schools in Cebu City on April 6 to 10, 2015.
The caravan will not only showcase the entries qualified for the final round, but also exposes students to the independent filmmaking industry. The caravan’s highlight is the People’s Choice wherein students will vote for the film of their choice.
Here’s the good news: UPelikula is now open to all amateur or non-student filmmakers who are interested to join.
Prizes for the winning films were also revealed. A cash prize of P3000 and a trophy will be given to each Special Awardee in every category. The Grand Awardee for each category will receive a cash prize of P10000 and a trophy. Certificates will also be provided.