(SPOT.ph) Getting by on a daily basis is a struggle, but being a woman is arguably tough, especially for those who have to deal with issues of discrimation, abuse, and inequality. Sine Niña Film Festival has opened submissions for film entries that both highlight the struggles of women and serve as an inspiration for Filipino girls.
The competition is open to all Filipinos of all ages, but those under 18 must submit a letter of consent written and signed by a parent or legal guardian. Both professional and non-professional filmmakers can send in their entries. Submissions are open until March 30, 2020 and entries can be live-action or animated, and are between eight to 12 minutes. All dialogue in Filipino and other local languages must be subtitled in English. The top 10 films will be announced and screened at the International Day of the Girl Child on August 19, 2020. Registration is free. The applications forms and other guidelines are available on their Facebook page. The best film will be granted P50,000 as prize.
All submissions must feature the adversities faced by girls in order to inform the public about these challenges, while at the same time empower and support girls to achieve their dreams. The film festival is organized by the J. Amado Araneta Foundation in partnership with SPARK Philippines.
For more information, visit Sine Niña Film Festival's Facebook page.