The University of the Philippines has announced the launch of an online festival of short videos. Themed “Pag-aalay sa Panahon ng Pandemya” (or everyday heroism and hope in a time of COVID-19), filmmakers may submit entries before January 30.
Entries to the “Pag-aalay: Webxhibition and Festival” are eligible for P15,000, P10,000, and P7,000 prizes. There will also be a special Chooks-To-Go People’s Choice Award. All winners get trophies, to be awarded in a virtual awards night in February 2021.
The videos must run from 30 to 90 seconds; they may fall under narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, virtual/augmented reality, or music video categories.
The submissions must be upload-able to different social media platforms. Shortlisted videos will be featured on TVUP, the Internet television network of UP, and streamed via TVUP’s Facebook page.