sPdJ094QSWF7IGyZ5F0et4nALXg CDO Extreme: An Invitation from CINEMALAYA


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

An Invitation from CINEMALAYA

For its fifth edition, the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival launches the first Cinemalaya-NETPAC Prize. Cinemalaya joins the list of select prestigious film festivals throughout the globe which have partnered with the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) in order to cite the finest new works from the region. NETPAC is a worldwide organization of 29 member countries and is composed of critics, filmmakers, festival organizers and curators, distributors and exhibitors, as well as film educators. Other NETPAC partners include the film festivals of Singapore, Pusan, Jeonju, Kerala, Kazakhstan and Osian’s Cinefan in Asia; Berlin, Locarno, Karlovy Vary, Rotterdam, Vesoul in Europe; Brisbane in Australia; Hawaii in the US; Antalya in Turkey and Black Nights in Estonia.

The Cinemalaya-NETPAC Prize will be given to new independent works that will premiere at the Cinemalaya 2009 festival this 17 to 26 July at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The current batch of Cinemalaya 2009 full-length features in the main competition are not eligible for this award.

This special Cinemalaya award is open to all full-length digital features that will have its Philippine premiere during the Cinemalaya festival. Filmmakers who are interested in participating should submit an entry form (will be available after Holy Week break) by 1 May 2009. Nine to fourteen titles will be selected to hold their premieres during the festival and vie for the 1st Cinemalaya-NETPAC Prize. A panel composed of international and local jurors will select the prize which will be given, along with the other Cinemalaya awards, during the awards ceremony on 26 July at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theatre).

For more info, please call CCP Media Arts at 832 1125 locals 1702 and 1705.

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