• Children TV council opens 6th short f ilm competition


    IN an effort to promote quality viewing among children, the National Council for Children’s Television (NCCT) is now accepting film entries with subjects related to minors, whether made as a short narrative, documentary, live-action or animation.

    Now on its sixth year, the CinePambata Video Festival calls on talented filmmakers to submit their works before September 5. Young talents may enter under the One-Minute Video or Short Film category.

    The One-Minute Video should discuss “public service announcement about the rights and experiences of children,” and is open to all Filipinos ages 17 and below. While the Short Film category is open to all Filipino citizens and should be 10 to 20 minutes long, which should be “for and/or about children.”

    NCCT, under the Department of Education, was created under Republic Act 8370 or the Children’s Television Act of 1997. It’s main objective is “To ensure that all children in the Philippines will have access to quality television programs that are creative, informative, educational and entertaining,” it said in its website.

    For inquiries, contact Khate Manalo, festival director, at 634-7156, 637-2306 or 0917-829-4811. You may also email the organizers at ncct.ph@gmail.com.


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