- Globe introduced the Philippines’ first ever online film festival for amateur film makers who could win as much as P200,000
- They have different genres wherein each entries submitted will be reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges
- Aside from the festival, 5 renowned directors already launched their short films and an international 5-minute video competition is ongoing
Globe Telecom is calling out amateur Filipino filmmakers to take part in the first ever online film festival in the country, Globe Independent Film Festival (GIFF).
Winners who could reach the wider audience through online platforms will win P200,000. Each of them will come from any of these different genres namely animated, documentary, experimental, music video, and webisode.
Instead of showing it on selected cinemas and auditoriums, submitted entries can be uploaded online where people could watch them even on the comfort of their mobile devices.
The fate of these motions films will be on the hand of an esteemed panel of judges from the entertainment industry. They were meticulously chosen by Globe to determine the winners that could showcase the Filipino talent through their original works.
Included in the list was the box-office director Antoinette Jadaone, known TV host Bianca Gonzales, recognized film critic Philbert Dy, and acclaimed commercial director Sid Maderazo.
As early as now, aspiring contestants could check the mechanics of the event on www.GlobeStudios.ph. During the actual film festival, the movies can also be watched on the same website, the Globe Studios YouTube channel, their ICONIC store, and selected cinemas.
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To kick off GIFF, 5 respected Filipino directors showcased their own short films which are already available on the website mentioned above and through the company’s YouTube channel. Everyone now has the chance to watch ‘An Open Door’ by Paul Soriano, ‘Trapik’ by Dan Villegas, ‘Ang Painting ni Tatay’ by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo, and ‘Bestfriend’ by Joyce Bernal.
Aside from their culminating event which will be held on November, they also launched “The Globe 5-Minute Video Challenge” that will provide P350,000 to the top two entries of the competition. Globe partnered with other international telecommunications company to find the best innovators who could give life to their theme, ‘Connecting Lives.’
The two winners will automatically qualify for the regional levels where they will have a chance to win $30,000 for the grand winner and $15,000 for the runner-up in Bangkok, Thailand. Those who are interested can visit www.the5minvideo.com.
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According to Globe's Senior Advisor for Consumer Business, Dan Horan, GIFF mainly aims to collaborate with local talents and bring their films closer to every Filipino.