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Good news to aspiring Ilonggo film makers!

An Ilonggo Short Film Competition will be showcased in the 2nd Iloilo International Film Festival of Sineng Pambansa 2012 on Jan. 20 as one of the special events of Dinagyang Festival.

The contest is divided into two divisions – Academic and Municipal – with entries highlighting the theme “Ang Ilonggo.”

The director should be at least 16 years old and must have not joined any major film competition.

The contestant should be from Iloilo city or province. For non-Ilonggos, participants must have at least one (1) year of residency here.

Any digital camera may be used (including cell phone).

The video should be 3-10 minutes long (including OBB/CBB).

The use of copyrighted music is prohibited, unless allowed by the owner of the material.

Nudity, foul language, slur on religious belief, or any other form of offensive content shall likewise be prohibited.

Film may be in native tongue or dialect but must have readable English subtitles.

All entries should be submitted in DVD format.

Deadline for submission of entries and stints will be on Jan. 12, 2012.

Entries should be submitted to Atty. Dan Cartagena, FDCP local coordinator at Cartagena & Associates, Jamerlan Building, Iznart Street, Iloilo City. For queries, please contact 09394519045 and 09179898661.

The announcement of the finalists will be on Jan. 18, 2012.

All finalists will be competing in the film fest on Jan. 20, 2012 at SM City Cinema.

The jury will be composed of filmmakers and Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).

The awards night will be on Jan. 21, 2012.

Cash Prizes for each division are as follows: Best Film – P35,000, 1st Runner-up – P20,000, and 2nd Runner-up – P10,000.

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