MANILA, April 28 — The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) announced Wednesday that its kaSAYSAYan: A Historical Scriptwriting Contest launched in February has received a favorable response from Filipino writers all over the world.
The FDCP still accepts entries of full-length scripts until May 20. Winners will be announced on June 12.
FDCP chairman Rolando Atienza said when his office launched the contest, it extended the invitation to join the historical scriptwriting contest to numerous Philippine service posts around the world because the competition is also open to Filipino writers based overseas. He added that the contest is open to writers of Filipino descent.
Since its initial launch, the Philippine Foreign Service posts in Prague and the Czech Republic, France, Bangladesh, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Toronto, the United States, Sweden, Greece, Italy, and Myanmar, among others, have endorsed the contest to the Filipino communities abroad, and the response from interested contestants has been encouraging, said Christine Dayrit, kaSAYSAYan project leader.
Dayrit is also the chairman of the Cinema Evaluation Board, under the aegis of the FDCP. (PNA) vcs/JCA/PR