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PANDAYANG LINO BROCKA Political Film and New Media Festival

May 4, 2009

PANDAYANG LINO BROCKA Political Film and New Media Festival

TUDLA Productions in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts presents the maiden launch of this cultural gathering that includes a film festival, workshops and talks in schools and screenings in communities.

Call for Entries

Students, independent or amateur filmmakers and film collectives (also referred here as entrants) are encouraged to submit their works for selection and possible screening in the festival. Call for entries is from April 25 – June 30, 2009.

Entries accepted:


Works from varying categories: documentary, narrative, experimental, animation, motion graphics, PSAs, etc. on varying political themes


Works submitted must be about any issue on the Philippine social, political, economic or cultural situation.


Works from year 2000. The activity aims to collate the efforts in political cinema production.


Works from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and NCR shall have representation in the screenings.


Special attention given to works on children’s situation and participatory video/media production.


Works exhibited in other festivals or awarded prizes previously are accepted.

How to submit:


Send the DVD of the work with the entry submission form with film info (include citations film has garnered, ratings from ratings board if classified) and cast info, 2 stills of the film, photo of the director, trailers, posters, etc. Send through e-mail or DVD. Email


If within Metro Manila, a drop-off point can be arranged for groups or schools with multiple entries. For this, text 0921-6020007 or 0935-1092750.

Rules and conditions:


Works submitted must come from individual or groups of Filipino descent.


By entering the festival, entrants warrant that: (a) their entry is their original creation; (b) they have the right to enter the work in the festival and allow its exhibition.


Entrants reserve the rights and ownership to their work.


Works submitted become part of the collection of Pandayang Lino Brocka and shall be used to develop and popularize the program of the festival.


Entrants allow the organizers (TUDLA Productions) to screen and open their works submiited to the festival for public viewing under the program of TUDLA Productions and Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival.


Organizers shall not hold public viewings of films submitted to the festival for purely commercial purposes.


Entrants shall receive certificates if their work shall be selected.


Certificates for special citations (Viewer’s Choice, Jury’s Choice, Special Award for Films on Children, Special Award for Participatory Media Production). No cash prize is offered to works selected for screening in the festival and their producers.


Entrants are open/willing to attend and invite audience to the screenings, workshops and the talks. For the workshops, they must reserve their slot.


Barring any unforeseen circumstances beyond the organizer’s control, the festival shall be held in August 5-9, 2009.



Screenings shall be free of charge. In some legs, organizers may request for a minimal amount as donation to cover overhead expenses.


Screenings in the indigent communities shall be encouraged to open a forum for mass criticism.


Other screening dates in venues not previously covered by the festival may be added.

Prizes :


As this festival is non-competitive, there will be no prizes awarded.


Screenings in the schools and by the selection committee shall be encouraged to hold a votation for the following special citations: Audience Choice (based on audience voting), Breakthrough Work, Special Award for Films on Children, Special Award for Participatory Media Production.


Currently, organizers are raising a small amount for seed grants for new works, to be awarded to festival participants with sound and feasible new works project concepts presented in the workshops.


Submission period: April 25 – June 30, 2009

Evaluation period: July 1 – July 30, 2009

Announcement of accepted entries: July 31, 2009

Festival proper:

August 5-7 – school

August 8-9 – indigent community in Quezon City and Manila through urban poor groups

Other screening dates – Screenings in urban poor communities of Malate, Pier and Barangay Central and other communities to be finalized

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