Filipino producers and filmmakers are invited by the organizers of the 5th Tel Aviv International Film Festival to join the filmfest scheduled in September this year.
Philippine Ambassador to Israel Petronila P. Garcia relayed this message to Film Academy of the Philippines Chairman Espiridion Laxa.
Ambassador Garcia said that last year, Inang Yaya, the official Philippine entry to the filmfest won the Children’s Jury Award, one of the three major awards of the competition. Inang Yaya starred Maricel Soriano and was produced by Unitel Productions of Tony Gloria.
Garcia said that this prompted the organizers of the filmfest—the Tel Aviv Cinemateque—to once again invite a Philippine film to join the festival.
The Tel Aviv International Children’s Film Festival aims to increase awareness on the needs and dreams of the younger generation and to contribute to the cultural dialogue among countries.
Ms. Michal Matus, festival director, explained: “The exposure to content dealing with children and families combined with artistic and educational values is an important milestone, both currently and in the future.”
Interested producers and filmmakers may ask for details from the organizer:
Ms. Michal Matus
Director of the Education Department/ Festival Director
Tel Aviv International Children’s Festival
2 Shprinzak St—P.O. Box 20370, Tel Aviv, Israel 61203
Tel: (972)360-60-800/ Fax(972)369-62-841
They may also contact the Philippine Embassy at Tel: (972)360-10-500/ FAX(972)360-41-038/ email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ambassador Garcia advised the producers and filmmakers to contact them on or before May 30, 2009.
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