Sinulog Film Festival

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Sinulog Film Festival2020-01-11T02:57:53+00:00




Church Theme:

“Sto. Niño: Cause of our Unity and Charity

Film Festival Theme:

“Faith as a foundation in nurturing an atmosphere of good family values, love, honesty, respect for others, and protection & preservation of the environment towards the attainment of world peace and advancement of humanity.”

  1. All filmmakers/videographers are eligible to join the Sinulog 2020 Short Film Festival – the commercial or non-commercial, both amateurs and professionals.
  2. Interested parties must be able to accomplish and / or submit the following, on or before January 17, 2020, Friday, 5:00 PM,  to:
    RON HERI TAN
    Chairman
    Sinulog 2020 Short Film Festival Committee
    Sinulog Foundation Office
    Ground Floor, Cebu City Sports Center
    R. Landon St., Sambag II, Cebu City
    6000 Cebu, Philippines.
    a. duly accomplished latest/to date application form;
    b. a brief resume;
    c. two (2) recent 2×2 photos of the filmmaker/s;
    d. one (1) photocopy of Valid Government-Issued ID of Producer or Director (For Correct Legal Name of Payee of Check/Prize if you win).
  3. For Short Films and Documentaries: A Registration Fee of Three Thousand Pesos (Php 3,000.00), should be paid upon submission of the above-mentioned requirements. For other person/s as part of the crew, participants are only required to pay One Thousand Five Hundred Peson (Php 1,500.00).
    For Music Videos: Registration Fee is One Thousand Five Hundered Pesos (Pph 1,500.00), should also be paid upon submission of the above-mentioned requirements.
  4. Official Identification Cards (IDs) will be provided by the Sinulog Foundation Office and should be worn as pass at all times by the participants while doing the actual shoot most especially during the Grand Parade, for the group’s convenience and for authorities proper identification.
  5. The final produced-entry for the Sinulog 2020 Film Festival – music video, short films and documentary, must be submitted in two (2) formats: both HD (1 copy in USB) and DVD format (MUST BE DVD PLAYER PLAYABLE) (2 copies) on or before January 25, 2020, Friday, 5PM, to the Sinulog 2020 Film Festival Secretariat. Shortlisting will be done on January 26, 2020. Final judging in all categories will be on January 28, 2020.
    All entries should be titled. Poster size requirement for now is the standard medium size or 18” x 24”.
    Before its submission, it should be properly labeled with the following information thru the Playbill:
    a. title of the Short Film, Documentary, or Music Video;
    b. production company or name of group / association;
    c. full name/s of director/s and technical / artistic crew;
    d. full names of casts with corresponding characters in the Film Guide;
    e. full name/s of the producer/s;
    f. contact number / s of the filmmaker/s; and
    g. running time.
  6. All qualified participants will be required to attend the briefing with the Sinulog 2020 Film Festival Committee at the Sinulog Foundation Office – Media Room on January 17, 2020, Friday, 1:00PM.
  7. A maximum of ten (10) finalists will be chosen among the qualified entries per category, except the Music Video Competition where we will only pick three (3) finalist / winners.
  8. There should be at least five (5) entries for every category to declare a contest.
  9. Those who have submitted their finished product will be required to attend the public screenings of all finalists at 1PM and Announcement of Winners and Grand Awarding at Robinson Galeria’s Movieworld Cinema, 6PM on February 2, 2020 .
  10. Watch out for screening schedules of all entries in other venues before the Robinson Galeria’s Movieworld Cinema screenings and announcement of finalists and awarding of winners.
  11. The Sinulog Film Festival Committee has the prerogative to change any part of the guidelines if deemed necessary.
  12. The decision of the Board of Judges is deemed to be final and should be regarded with respect and cordiality.

Rules & Regulations

  1. All entries by any citizen/s of Mother Earth shall be accepted.
  2. All requirements in the Guidelines must be duly accomplished.
  3. For Short Film and Video Documentary Categories, a registration fee of Three Thousand Pesos (Php 3,000.00) is required; whereas, for Music Video Category, registration fee is One Thousand Five Hundred (Php 1,500.00); both to be paid in cash, or in check to the Sinulog Foundation, Inc.
    An official receipt from the Sinulog Foundation Office will be issued accordingly. Always ask for your official receipt and keep it for future reference.
  4. You may base your work in any of the two themes. Church Theme: “Sto. Niño: Cause of our Unity and Charity” and Film Festival Theme: “Faith as a foundation in nurturing an atmosphere of good family values, love, honesty, respect for others, and protection & preservation of the environment towards the attainment of world peace and advancement of humanity.”
  5. All entries must be completely original and independently produced.
  6. Running time of the music video is minimum of two (2) and maximum of five (5) minutes; video documentary is minimum of five (5) minutes and a maximum of ten (10) minutes; while for short films, minimum is also five (5) minutes and maximum of fifteen (15) minutes. Strict compliance is required. Every minute in excess of the allowed duration will have an equivalent of 5 points deductions from the Total Score of every judge. Seconds of less than one minute is considered 1 minute or 5 points deduction.
  7. Entries that have been previously exhibited in any public screening will be considered NOT Qualified.
  8. All entries must be in digital video format (i.e. digital editing and post-production).
  9. Because of our global branding, we are highly encouraging all regional filmmakers to participate and allow the use of their region’s language or dialect for realism in their films, BUT, we SRICTLY REQUIRE that for entries using Cebuano and other non-English languages / dialects, SUBTITLING IN ENGLISH BE APPLIED AND THEREFORE, IT IS A MUST.
  10. We are aiming to show a better quality copy of the entries during the screening and awarding, therefore, we require One (1) HD copy in USB and (2) DVD copies must be submitted for screening and archival purposes.
  11. To aid the Board of Judges in properly identifying the names of the artists, directors, technical staff and crews and to develop our filmmakers’ skills in packaging & making posters which are very important aspects of the filmmaking industry, we have added three (3) special categories, namely: Best Poster, Best Packaging and Best Film Guide. Both hard copies and soft copies (in DVD format) have to be submitted.
  12. Due to copyright laws, the music used in the documentary or short film must be STRICTLY original, licensed, or in the public domain and the Sinulog Film Festival organizing committee and Sinulog Foundation, Inc. is not responsible for any legal cases that may arise if any violation is committed by any participant.
  13. For Music Video, a written permission from the owner of the song or music is required when using non-original music and not owned by the filmmaker, most specially when using any of the Huniño Music Competition songs, in which case a written permission is required from the organizer and the owner. In the case of Huniño Music being used in The Music Video Category, the intellectual right will be shared by Sinulog Foundation and the organizers of Huniño Music Competition.
  14. For joint-directorial efforts, the filmmakers must assign a single representative. The organizing committee shall not be held responsible for any controversy that might ensue amongst the partners with regards to this competition.
  15. The Sinulog 2020 Film Festival Secretariat will ensure the safety of the films throughout the period in which cinematographic materials are in its custody. In case of print loss or damage, Sinulog Foundation, Inc. is obligated only for the cost of replacing the damaged HD and DVD, that is why we advise the participants to keep extra copy / copies for replacement in case this thing happens.
  16. DVD shipments to the Sinulog 2020 Film Festival Secretariat must be prepaid. The organizing office shall not accept any collect shipments of the entry.
  17. Sinulog Foundation, Inc., which is the organizer of this event, reserves all intellectual rights to show and distribute all entries in their perpetuity. And Music Videos of Huniño Music, intellectual rights will be shared with the organizer of Huniño Music Competition Organizers.

Music Video Category – CRITERIA

I – TECHNICALITY

A. Audio / Originality of Music / Quality of Recording – 20%

B. Cinematography – 10%
1. Lighting and Video / Camera Setting – 3%
2. Camera Movements – 4%
3. Camera Angling – 3%

C. Editing – 10%
1. Visual Effects (Post Production) – 3%
2. Pacing Flow and Continuity – 4%
3. Editing Creativity – 3%

D. Style- 10%
1. Art Direction / Setting – 3%
2. Wardrobe / Costume Design – 3%
3. Mood and Treatment – 4%

E. Direction – 10%
1. Artist Performance – 4%
2. Execution of Scenes – 6%

II – OVERALL CONTENT

A. Logic of Scenes – 5%
B. Relevance to the Theme – 10%
C. Genre Choice and Appropriateness – 5%
D. Entertainment and Production Value – 10%
E. Informative and Educational Value – 10%

TOTAL 100%

Short Film Category & Video Documentary Category – CRITERIA

I – TECHNICALITY 

A. Cinematography – 10%
1. Lighting and Video/Camera Setting – 3%
2. Camera Movements – 4%
3. Camera Angling – 3%

B. Audio – 10%
1. Musical Scoring – 3%
2. Sound Effects – 3%
3. Dialogues / Narrations – 4%

C. Editing – 10%
1. Visual Effects (Post Production) – 3%
2. Pacing Flow and Continuity – 4%
3. Editing Creativity – 3%

D. Originality – 10%
1. Production Value – 4%
2. Story Concept According to the Theme – 6%

E. Style – 10%
1. Art Direction / Setting – 3%
2. Wardrobe / Costume Design – 3%
3. Mood and Treatment – 4%

F. Direction – 10%
1. Artist Performance – 4%
2. Execution of Scenes – 6%

II – OVERALL CONTENT

A. Logic of Sequences and Scenes – 5%
B. Relevance to the Theme – 10%
C. Genre Choice and Appropriateness – 5%
D. Entertainment Value – 10%
E. Informative and Educational Value – 10%

TOTAL – 100%

BEST SINULOG SHORT FILM AND VIDEO DOCUMENTARY 2020

*Two (2) Grand Prize Winners: Php 100,000.00 each (One for Video Documentary & One for Short Film) *
*Two (2) Second Prize Winners: Php 50,000.00 each (One for Video Documentary & One for Short Film) *
*Two (2) Third Prize Winners: Php 30,000.00 each (One for Video Documentary & One for Short Film) *
*Two (2) Fourth Prize Winners: Php 20,000.00 each (One for Video Documentary & One for Short Film)*
*Two (2) Fifth Prize Winners: Php 10,000.00 each (One for Video Documentary & One for Short Film)*
*Two (2) Best Poster Grand Winner: Php 1,000.00 (One for Video Docu & One for Short Film) *
*Two (2) Best Film Guide Grand Winner: Php 1,000.00 (One for Video Docu & One for Short Film) *Two (2) Best Packaging Grand Winner: Php 1,000.00 (One for Video Docu & One for Short Film) * Ten (10) Consolation Prizes: @ Php 1,000.00 each (5 for each Category)

Registration Fee for Short Film and Video Documentary: Three Thousand Pesos (Php 3,000.00) This should be paid upon submission of the filled-up registration form and other requirements.

Sinulog Music Video Competition

Grand Prize – Php 30,000.00 / 2nd Prize – Php 20,000.00 / 3rd Prize – Php 10,000.00

Registration Fee for Music Video Competition (only) is Php 1,500.00

Certificates of Recognition for Special Awards

*Best Story**Best Director**Best Child Performer*, *Best Actor, Best Actress*, *Best Supporting Actor / Actress*

*Best Cinematography*, *Best Production Design**Best Sound Engineering & Musical Scoring**Best Editing*, *Best Screenplay*

Entries should be in DVD(2 copies) and HD (USB) format and SUBTITLING in English is a must!

Deadline of Registration for Music Video, Video Documentary and Short Film Categories: January 17, 2020, Friday, 1:00 PM
Deadline of Submission of 2020 Entries (Short Film, Documentary, and Music Video): January 25, 2020, 5:00 PM

 Watch out for the Launching: Best Film Feature for Sinulog 2021
In time for the Quincentennial celebration of the arrival of the image of the Sto. Niño in the Phils. next year!

For guidelines and more information, contact:

Mr. Ron Heri Tan, Chairman, Sinulog 2020 Short Film Festival Committee

Cellphone No.: (063) 9055608878 / 9435422898 or email:

ronheri888tan@sinulog.ph / ronheri888tan@yahoo.com or

Sinulog Foundation, Inc. Office

Look for: Michael Pepito

Ground Floor, Cebu City Sports Center, R. R. Landon St., Cebu City

Tel. Nos.: (032) 253-3700 / 254-5010 / 253-224 Telefax: (032) 416-4845

Sinulog Film Festival Registration Form 2020
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