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Dear Sir/Madam,


The University of the Philippines (UP) has issued an open call for entries for Filipino filmmakers, multimedia creators, and artists whose works capture stories of resilience, inner strength, and humanity of Filipinos to the 2020 PAG-AALAY webXHIBITION & FESTIVAL, an online video festival that will showcase stories of everyday Filipino heroes.


The theme for this year’s festival is “Pag-aalay sa Panahon ng Pandemya”. The Festival will accept video entries that honor, remember, and immortalize Filipinos whose stories of selfless acts amid the COVID-19 pandemic reflect our values of heroism (bayanihan) and selfless offering or oblation (pag-aalay).


Participants may submit entries to any of the six categories:

1.    narrative,  

2.    documentary,

3.    animation,

4.    experimental,

5.    virtual/augmented reality, and

6.    music video.


Per TVUP Director Dr. Grace “Gigi” Javier Alfonso “Video entries must capture stories of everyday life and experiences that inspire hope and showcase Filipino fortitude,” and  “The videos do not need to focus on UP or on the university system, but may feature health care workers,  entrepreneurs, provincial life, overseas Filipino workers, local government workers and volunteers, grocery workers, and even families.”


Entries must have a total running time of 30 to 90 seconds, in a video format that can be easily uploaded to different social media platforms.


Entries can be submitted directly to the TVUP, the University’s webcast network, via email at television@up.edu.ph  until 15 October 2020.  


The Embassy of the Philippines, Berne kindly requests participating individuals and/or organizations to copy furnish it with their submission through: bernepe.cultural@dfa.gov.ph or berne.pe@dfa.gov.ph.


All shortlisted videos will be featured on TVUP and streamed via TVUP’s Facebook page. The winners will be announced during the virtual Video Festival Awards Night on 30 November 2020 (Bonifacio Day).


For more details please visit: https://www.up.edu.ph/call-for-entries-pag-aalay-webxhibition-festival/


Participants are reminded to observe all government-ordered health and safety requirements in the production of their videos.


Thank you and best regards,


Cultural Section

The Embassy of the Philippines, Berne

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