SINEBATA 2017 launched: Nationwide search on for best video produced for, by and with children

SINEBATA 2017 launched. Search is on for best video for children, produced for, by and with children. (Contributed photo)

 

With the launching of SINEBATA 2017, the nationwide search is on for the best video produced for, by and with children.

“SINEBATA 2017: On The Road to First Southeast Asia Prix Jeunesse” was launched on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 in Quezon City.

ANAK TV, President Elvira Yap Go signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Council for the Welfare of Children, headed by Executive Director V, Ms. Mary L. Cajayon-Uy and Deputy Executive Director IV, Atty. Marijoy D. Segui.

Anak TV and the CWC, as the government lead advocate and monitor of child rights in the Philippines, were the main organizers for this event.

The winners of SINEBATA 2017 will represent the country in the first ever South East Asia Prix Jeunesse Children’s Video Festival set on November 27-29, 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

The team agreed to request the Department of Foreign Affairs for the SEA-Prix Jeunesse project to be included in the calendar of commemorative activities and side events for the Philippine chairmanship to the Association of Southeast Asian Nation’s 50th Anniversary celebration.

With the theme, “Pride in Self, Family and Traditions”, the aim of this children’s video festival is “to promote a quality and value-oriented media space for children and their families.”

This will serve as the culminating activity for the nationwide observance of the Children’s Month, which is celebrated every November pursuant to Republic Act No. 10661, said a statement from CWC and Anak TV.

Anak TV and CWC share the same advocacy which is to ensure active engagement in promoting a child-friendly Philippines not only with government bodies but also with civil society groups and families.

These are the ten (10) categories for SINEBATA 2017.

For professional, the following categories are listed for works of those affiliated with any listed terrestrial or cable stations, whose work have been aired between January 2016-June 2017:

Fiction- programs designed for children under 7
Fiction- programs designed for children 8-12 years old
Fiction- programs designed for children 13-17 years old
Non-fiction- programs designed for children under 7
Non-fiction- programs designed for children 8-12 years old
Non-fiction- programs designed for children 13-17 years old

The next category is for amateurs, including works which have not been aired, and who have not won any award in local or international video festivals.

The three (3) other categories are for children, namely video that depicts “pride in self”, video that depicts “pride in family”, and video that depicts “pride in traditions”.

Entries may be sent to: [email protected] Entry forms can be downloaded from the Anak TV website, www.anaktv.com.

The deadline for submission of entries is at the close of office hours on September 15, 2017.  (Katrina Gargoles)