I recently heard from my friend Lorely Trinidad about an upcoming Visayan Film Festival called Bacollywood 3. Lorely is taking care of PR/Marketing for this exciting film festival in the Philippines. She’s also US Liaison, scouting for films made by Fil-Am directors with Visayan DNA. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Filipino films, they’re mostly filmed in the national dialect Tagalog. When explaining the two dialects of Tagalog and Visaya to non-Filipinos, I always compare them to the relationship between Mandarin and Cantonese. So its really great that a film festival like Bacollywood is open to submissions and I hope many of you back home in the Philippines will support Visayan films. For more information, please refer to the following.
BACOLLYWOOD 3: VISAYAN FILM FESTIVAL – Seeking submissions
The Bacollywood Film Festival has featured filmakers from the provinces of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental and highlighted the work of many other emerging and established filmmakers throughout the region providing a platform for rising talent and a venue for discourse on current trends in Independent Film Making.
Now in its third year, Produksyon Tramontina and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts will celebrate BACOLLYWOOD 3: VISAYAN FILM FESTIVAL on February 1-5, 2011 in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines.
Due to popular demand, the festival will expand to showcase Visayan films, directors and stories with the intention of educating the audience of Visayan Culture through cinema. BACOLLYWOOD 3: VISAYAN FILM FESTIVAL will be a 5 day event on February 1-5, 2011, screening throughout Robinson’s Movie World Bacolod and major college and university campuses in the area.
BACOLLYWOOD 3: VISAYAN FILM FESTIVAL is made possible through a partnership of University of St. La Salle, La Consolacion College, University of Negros Occidental Recoletos, Colegio de San Agustine and Robinson’s Movie World Bacolod.
Interested applicants may submit the following information to:
Anne L. Gorriceta, Project Coordinator
Subject: BACOLLYWOOD 3 SUBMISSION [Title of Your Film]
Guidelines (please specify which category under which you qualify):
a.) Shot in the Visayas
b.) Visayan Stories
c.) Filmaker from the Visayas (roots)
1. Title of Film
2. Country or Province Represented
3. Language of the Film (Specify if it contains subtitles, and in what language)
4. Genre (Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Animation, etc)
5. Synopsis (100 words or less)
6. Running time
7. Two (2) JPEG (300dpi) files of the film (Poster, Production Stills, etc)
8. Names of key cast and crew (Director, Writer, Producer, Production designer, Lead Actors, etc)
9. Year produced
10. Applicable Links, if any (Official website of the film, Youtube trailers,Facebook fan page, etc)
11. Contact person’s Name
12. Mailing Address
13. E-mail Address
Entries must be received by January 21, 2011. All screenings should be in video format, DVD or data disc. Mail entries to:
Attn: Anne L. Gorriceta, Project Coordinator
5 Rodriguez Ave
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Telephone +63 034 707-7324
For more information about BACOLLYWOOD 3: VISAYAN FILM FESTIVAL
Facebook Fan Page: BACOLLYWOOD