If you’re an aspiring filmmaker looking for a platform to showcase your craft, then this could be your chance. C.H.A.N.G.E. Foundation, Inc. has launched the second “Change Short Film Festival” this year with the theme, “Heroes for Change: Ordinary People with Extraordinary Hearts.”

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The competition encourages young aspiring filmmakers, whether they are students, amateurs or professionals, to “inspire Filipinos through stories that show the many endeavors where we all can help each other and ultimately build a better country for the next generation.” The Festival is mounted by C.H.A.N.G.E. Foundation, Inc., a non-stock, non-profit organization in the Philippines dedicated to values formation, education, awareness and life transformation of all Filipinos. See the offical poster below:

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Last year, Raphael Robes’ “Karamay”, which tackles recovering and moving on from drug abuse with the help of a friend, won the grand prize. John Carlo Reyes’ film about depression, “Kwarenta”, and Mariannelle Crisostomo and Jonnie Lyn Dasalla’s “Balik” on paying it forward, bagged the second and third prizes, respectively.

Winners are selected by esteemed jurors led by highly acclaimed director Joel C. Lamangan, DGPI. They will receive cash, including PHP40,000 for the grand prize, and trophies, while excellence awardees will also receive cash and plaques of appreciation. To see the Festival mechanics, click here.

Interested participants may submit their entries until September 30, 2018 via WeTransfer addressed to changefoundationinc@gmail.com. Twenty finalists will be chosen and screened at the awarding ceremonies at Fisher Mall Cinemas on October 20, 2018.

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