Good news to aspiring filmmakers from Mindanao.
SalaMindanaw International Film Festival is now accepting applications for the first Mindanao Screen Lab to be held in November 2015.
The Screen Lab is designed as an intensive learning program that provides emerging Mindanao filmmakers, with special concentration on young cinephiles from the lumad and Bangsamoro communities, hands on training as well as project development sessions that will transform ideas into films. Aside from skills development, the workshop is also aimed at developing young filmmakers who can serve as ambassadors of peace and cultural diversity by instilling a critical appreciation of the issues and challenges to peace in Mindanao.
To qualify, applicants must (1) be 21 to 35 years old, (2) should be born or raised and established residency of a minimum of 3 years in any parts of Mindanao, and (3) must have written, produced, directed, edited, shot or art and sound designed a short film in the past.
Applicants must submit (1) duly accomplished application form which can be found on the Facebook page or SalaMindanaw website, (2) an application essay, and (3) link to an online screener of short film(s).
Only applicants who go through the complete application process will be considered for the workshop. The chosen participants must be present for the full duration of the week-long workshop.
All participants are entitled to free hotel accommodation and meals, workshop kits and transportation from the Festival Office in General Santos to the workshop venues and back. Land or air transportation from cities of origin to General Santos shall be at the expense of the participants.
The deadline for submission is 30 August 2015.
To facilitate an open, creative and interactive learning atmosphere, the faculty of the workshop includes director John Torres (Todo Todo Teros, Lukas Nino), Singapore filmmaker Kan Lumé (Liberta, Naked DJ) and Mindanao filmmaker Teng Mangansakan (Limbunan, Qiyamah).
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