The Metro Manila Film Festival New Wave kicks off the first leg of its University Caravan on Saturday, August 2, from at 9am to 5 pm at the Letran Auditorium, Letran Manila. The workshop is open to all film students and independent filmmakers.
It will be facilitated by some of the top Filipino personalities who have made waves for independent films both in the country and abroad. List of speakers includes multi-award winning actress and public servant Ms. Boots Anson Roa on style and techniques for effective acting; film and commercial director Paul Soriano on developing an interesting story line and proper directing and creative techniques; investment banker and independent film producer Ida Tiongson on generating production resources; Ricky Orellano of the Animation Council of the Philippines on developing animation techniques and business potentials; film producer Digna Santiago on business strategies in marketing films; Dennis Lucero of the Philippine Center for Creative Imaging on the fundamentals of digital editing; and fashion director for juan.com.ph Patricia Coronado on fashion styling for movie characters.
For this year, MMFF New Wave offers a wide range of topics that would surely help every aspiring filmmaker to create independent films worthy of world recognition.
The Metro Manila Film Festival’s “New Wave” competition was introduced in 2010 due to the continued popularity of “Indie” films to serve as a platform for aspiring student and independent film enthusiasts to showcase their talents.
It is divided into 4 categories namely Full Length, Animation, Student shorts and Cinephone and each winners from each categories will win big prizes.
Full Length Best Picture will receive a Php300,000 cash, while a “Special Jury” prize will be awarded with Php200,000 cash. For Student Shorts, the Best Picture will receive Php50,000 and Php25,000 each for special awards. Best Picture in the Animation category on the other hand, will get a Php100,000 cash prize. And 6 winners in the Cinephone competition will each receive Php25,000 plus paid internships from Viva Films, Scenema Concept, and Quantum Films, among others.
The MMFF New Wave Caravan is open to all and admission is free. Next stop after Letran will be Expo Trade Hall, Festival Mall, Alabang, Muntinlupa on August 16, 2014