Japan calls on high school Filipino student filmmakers to join competition

Japanese and Filipino authorities are calling on all Filipino high school students in grade 10-12, except those who have already been to Japan as part of previous Asian International Children’s Film Festivals, to join the Asian International Children’s Film Festival 2019.

The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) of the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, in cooperation with the National Youth Commission (NYC), is now accepting entries for the Asian International Children’s Film Festival 2019.

Interested students may submit a three-minute videos tackling the theme: “How do you think about causing others trouble? Is it okay if only you are good? Can you think about other people?”

Deadline for submission of entries is on Aug.16, 2019.

The Asian International Children’s Film Festival was launched as a platform for creative interaction and cultural exchange among young filmmakers from Japan, East Asia, and Southeast Asia by allowing them to share their thoughts on certain universal topics through short films.

The Philippines took home the Grand Prize for last year’s film festival with the entry “I Did It.”

For this year’s top three Filipino finalists, they will go to Japan on Dec. 2, 2019 to participate in activities related to the international leg of the competition.

All expenses for the trip will be shouldered by the Government of Japan through the Jenesys 2019 Program. The Jenesys Program aims to strengthen international relations among the youths of Japan, East Asia, and Southeast Asia by facilitating various cultural and academic exchanges.

To join the competition, please download the official forms and guidelines from the Embassy of Japan website: https://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html

For other inquiries, please call the Japan Information and Culture Center at 551-5710 local 2318 or send an e-mail at kouhou@ma.mofa.go.jp. You may also direct your questions to the office of the National Youth Commission at internationalprograms@nyc.gov.ph or call the number 426-8733.

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