Saturday, June 04, 2011

Philippine Navy opens independent film competition

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Navy in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines is inviting film enthusiasts to join the independent film competition in celebration of the Navy’s 113th founding anniversary.

The contest is open to all Filipino filmmakers, including Philippine Navy personnel and their dependents focusing on the theme “Philippine Navy: A Vital Partner for Peace, Security, and Development of our Maritime Nation.”

According to the Naval Public Affairs Office, the independent film contest aims to feature the Philippine Navy as a partner of the Filipino people in nation building, upholding peace and security, and development.

All entries should be in digital video format, not exceeding 60 minutes, and must be strictly independent works, not to be produced or released for commercial screening.

Winners will get a chance to win P40,000 for the first prize, P25,000 for the second prize, and P15,000 for the third prize.

Deadline for submission of entries is on October 14, 2011, before 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff for Civil Military Operations, N7, Philippine Navy Headquarters, Roxas Boulevard, Manila. All winners will be announced on December 17, 2011. Entry forms may be downloaded at the Navy website at (Jell E. Guzman)

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