Call for entries to the Asian International Children’s Film Festival 2019

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All Filipino high school students grades 10 to 12, except those who have already been to Japan as part of previous Asian International Children's Film Festivals, are encouraged to submit their entries before the deadline on August 16, 2019

This is a press release from Japan Information and Culture Center.

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.

All Filipino high school students grades 10 to 12, except those who have already been to Japan as part of previous Asian International Children’s Film Festivals, are encouraged to join and submit their own 3-minute videos under 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 August 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.

Finalists who submitted the top three entries from the Philippines will fly to Japan on December 2, 2019 for the activities related to the international leg of the competition.

All expenses for the trip will be borne by the Government of Japan through the JENESYS2019 (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths) Programme, which 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

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. – Rappler.com