Call for Entries for TVUP Pag-Aalay webXhibition and Festival

The Philippine Consulate General in Agana (Guam) invites the Filipino community in Guam, CNMI, Palau, FSM, and RMI to submit entries to the University of the Philippines’ (UP) PAG-AALAY webXHIBITION & FESTIVAL, an online video festival that will showcase stories of everyday Filipino heroes. The festival welcomes entries from all, amateur or professional, Filipino filmmakers, multimedia creators, and artists whose works capture stories of resilience, inner strength, and humanity of Filipinos.

The theme for this year’s festival is “Pag-aalay sa Panahon ng Pandemya.” The Festival will accept video entries that honor, remember, and immortalize Filipinos whose stories of selfless acts amid the COVID-19 pandemic reflect our values of heroism (bayanihan) and selfless offering, or oblation (pag-aalay).  Entries may feature health care workers, entrepreneurs, provincial life, overseas Filipino workers, local government workers and volunteers, grocery workers, and even families.

Participants may submit entries to any of the six categories: narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, virtual/augmented reality, and music video. Entries can be submitted to the TVUP, the university’s webcast network, via television@up.edu.ph starting on 1 July until 15 October 2020. Entries must have a total running time of 30 to 90 seconds, in a video format that can be easily uploaded to different social media platforms.

All shortlisted videos will be featured on TVUP and streamed via TVUP’s Facebook page. The winners will be announced during the virtual Video Festival Awards Night on 30 November 2020 (Bonifacio Day). They will receive specially handcrafted “Pag-aalay” trophies by UP artist Dr. Alfonso, along with a modest token.

Participants are reminded to observe all government-ordered health and safety requirements, quarantine regulations, and other community restrictions in the production of their videos.

Further details on the PAG-AALAY webXHIBITION & FESTIVAL may be accessed at: https://www.up.edu.ph/call-for-entries-pag-aalay-webxhibition-festival/. Those interested in participating may also contact the Philippine Consulate General, via email address aganapcg.econcultural@dfa.gov.ph, attention to Ms. Rosemarie S. Ramos-Blaser, Cultural Officer.