A total of 33 entrants joined the Alamat sa Animasyon Contest of the Sine Panitik project of the Film Academy of the Philippines.
The entrants, Filipino student animators, came from 13 schools with animation courses. They chose from the official list of legends to be adapted into animated films. One entry was submitted by an out-of-school youth.
The schools included UP (Diliman), UP (Los Baños), Ateneo de Naga University, La Salle (College of St. Benilde). Human Resource Development Institute, Forbes College (Legaspi City), Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center, Mapua Institute of Technology, iAcademy, Malayan Colleges (Laguna), Asian College of Science and Technology, Jose Rizal Memorial State University and Asia Pacific College.
The contest had an original deadline of June 15 but it was extended by another month. The entrants submitted a list of three alamat they prefer to adapt into films. Earlier submissions enable the entrants to do their treatment and script of the alamat they chose. The FAP had already assigned one Alamat story to each participant based on their submissions and the first-come-first-served rule.
The deadline for the submission of the treatment and/or script is August 31, 2015. A board of judges will choose the 16 scripts which will be adapted into animation.
The 16 chosen entries will then be converted into animation works in any of the following forms: traditional hand-drawn, digital hand-drawn, digital 2d, digital 3d, rotoscope, stop-motion, cut-out or any combination of these techniques.
The final animation films must be submitted in Quicktime .mov or .avi format with the following technical specifications: 24 frames per second, HD 1920×1080, uncompressed or with a compression of Apple ProRes/HQ/4444, DVCPROHD, DnxHD.
All submitted entries and materials required by the organizers shall remain in the FAP archives, but the copyright of the material belongs/remains with the producer/ director/ creator. The participants also grant FAP the right to exhibit the winning entries in whole or in part in print (publication), on any visual medium (TV, etc.), in public and private places (theaters, schools, etc.), and on the Internet for promotion and information both local and international.
The FAP will provide Animation seminars for all participants during the duration of the contest. The participants are required to show the FAP updates on their works during these seminars.
Entries will be judged by a panel composed of distinguished individuals from the fields of arts, film and animation.
Criteria for judging would be as follows:
a) Design – 25%
This includes originality of character and environment design. It also takes into consideration the effectiveness of the design as an aid in telling the story.
b) Technical Quality – 25%
This comprises animation technique, editing, compositing and other technical aspects of the production.
c) Storytelling – 25%
This will rate how the entrants use animation as a medium to tell their chosen story effectively. The entry must take advantage of the medium to catch the viewers’ interest and clearly convey the message of the story.
d) Overall Impact – 25%
This comprises the entertainment value of the work as well as its effectiveness in leaving a positive impression on the minds of the viewers.
One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be chosen by the Board of Judges and awarded P100,000.00 and a certificate. The winning entry will be screened at an international film festival. The next top fifteen (15) entries will be awarded P50,000.00 and a certificate per winner.
The FAP will enhance the 16 winning films in preparation for public viewing.
The 16 winners will be shown during the Quezon City Film Festival in October 2016 and subsequently to elementary and high school students (Grade 1 to 12) as part of Sine Panitik 2016-17.
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