DTI to hold nationwide short film competition for Consumer Welfare Month

By: Irene R. Sino Cruz September 10,2019 - 06:43 AM

CEBU CITY—Senior high school students who have talent in film-making now have the chance to join a 10-minute short film competition organised by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) as part of the activities of the Consumer Month in October.

This year’s theme is “Sustainable Consumption: Understanding the Impact of Consumer’s Choice in a Shared Environment.” 

The film entry should encourage consumers and businesses to take action on consumer issues on any of the identified subjects or category, according to a post on DTI Central Visayas Facebook page. These are Sustainable Consumption: Understanding the Impact of Consumer’s Choices in Shared Environment; Digital Commerce; and Vulnerable Groups.

The competition is open to all senior high school students nationwide, both public and private schools. There will be several levels of competition – the school division level, the regional level and the national level.

The filmmaker can use any creative genre or style such as narrative, documentary, comedy, drama, animation, music videos but it must depict the category in the film’s entirety.

The film should generally be in English, Filipino or any Philippine dialect and subtitling must be provided. 

Entries using offensive acts or language will be disqualified. Also, the music used for the film must be original, licensed or in the public domain and should not have been part of another film competition.

The criteria for judging for all competition levels are: Storytelling (Pacing, Direction, Plot), 20 percent; Creativity and Originality (Techniques on conveying the theme), 20 percent; Engagement and Relevance to the Theme (Emotional Response of viewers), 20 percent; Technical Quality (Cinematography, Editing, Audio, Music, Sound Effects), 10 percent; number of Facebook likes (DTI Philippines Facebook page), 30 percent.

To qualify for the National level, cut-off score is 85 percent.

Participating schools can send their entry either through hand carry or courier for initial screening to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) offices. Entries from outside the National Capital Region can be submitted at the DTI regional offices.

The pre-screening for the National level competition will be on September 26, 2019. There will be five entries per category that will be chosen as finalists

The results will be announced and issued through official email or letter on October 7, 2019.

The video entries of the five finalists per category chosen during the National level elimination round will be posted in the DTI Philippines Facebook page. 

The entries of the 5 finalists per category will be showcased during a public screening to be held on October 19, 2019 and the awarding will be held at Philippine International Convention Center on October 24, 2019. For more information on the competition, visit  bit.ly/CPABfilmcontest2019.  /bmjo

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