High school students and teachers have until February 7 to submit their entries to the most gender sensitive film of the 2012 Metropolitan Manila Film Festival essay-writing contest.
Like last year, the contest will be divided into two categories: for high school students and for high school teachers.
The essays will necessarily focus on the gender sensitive elements in any of the eight film entries during the last film festival. Thy Womb, a film directed by Brillante Mendoza and starring Nora Aunor, Bembol Roco and Lovi Poe, was awarded the Most Gender Sensitive trophy. But contest submissions will not be limited to Thy Womb.
The other film entries in the last MMFFP were El Presidente, One More Try, Shake, Rattle & Roll 14, Si Agimat, si Enteng Kabisote at si Ako, Sisterakas, Sossy Problems and The Strangers.
Secondary schools in Quezon City may submit one entry for each category. Last year’s winners in the two categories were Jaylor G. Fajardo, a teacher of Judge Feliciano Belmonte Senior High School, and Kobee Louwyn C. Tiongson, a student of Lagro High School. Both winning essays dealt on the film My House-husband (Ikaw Na!), directed by Jose Javier Reyes and starring Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo.
The essay-writing contest is jointly sponsored by the Gender and Development Resource and Coordinating Office, the Office of the Vice-Mayor of Quezon City and the Division of City Schools (Q.C.).
The cash awards for both categories are as follows: first place—P10,000 each; second place—P7,000 each; and third place—P5,000 each.
Entries must be submitted on or before February 7 to any of the following offices:
Division of City Schools, Q,C., SDS
c/o Dr. Estrella C. Merca, Values Education Supervisor
GAD Focal Person (Tel. 352-6807)
Gender and Development Resource and Coordinating Office
c/o Ms. Ana Maria Fajardo, Administrative Officer
(Tel. 44472752 loc. 8732)
Other mechanics of the contest are the following:
1. Entries should have a minimum of 200 and a maximum of 300 words.
2. Entries should be typed double-spaced in short or long bond paper using the Arial font and 12 font size.
3. Contestants must submit five (5) hard copies.
4. Contestants must append their movie tickets.
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