Sinepiyu XV holds festival of short film entries
Far Eastern University (FEU) Manila’s premier film organization, FEU Film Society, began the 15th year of its annual film festival, the Sinepiyu with the theme ‘Sinepiyu XV Liwayway: Pag-usbong ng Sining sa Kamalayan’. It aims to bring consciousness on personal and societal issues by exhibiting a diverse set of film narratives with different lenses, coming from different parts of the Philippines.
Sinepiyu is a university-based and student-led film competition that advocates inclusivity, and an avenue to showcase stories that create cultural awareness through artistry. It has two divisions to cater to all the student filmmakers across the Philippines.
First, the All Tamaraws (All Tams) Division, is exclusive to the 4th year Digital Cinema students of FEU. The second is the Interschool Division which welcomes submissions from Senior High School (SHS) and college student filmmakers across the Philippines. The Interschool Division also accepts film submissions in the form of Narrative, Documentary, and Experimental film categories until April 14, 2023 (Friday).
Film entries for the Interschool Division must be produced not earlier than January 2022 and should have a total running time of at least five minutes and a maximum of 20 minutes including opening and closing billboard. The full registration details, guidelines, and mechanics of the Sinepiyu XV Film Festival are posted on Sinepiyu’s Facebook page.
Sinepiyu XV will be a week-long film festival from May 2-6, 2023. It will have an opening ceremony with a talk, physical film screening, online film screening, talkback, and awards night.
Finalists of the film festival will have their films screened online via the Film Development Council of the Philippines’ digital platform, Juanflix: the FDCP Channel, and physically at the Cinematheque Centre Manila, from May 3-6.