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JICC now accepts entries to Asian Int'l Children’s Film Festival 2015

MANILA, Aug. 28 –The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), in cooperation with the National Youth Commission (NYC), is now accepting entries for the Asian International Children’s Film Festival 2015.

The Asian International Children’s Film Festival was launched to serve as a platform for cultural exchange and artistic expression among young filmmakers in Asia by allowing them to share their thoughts on certain universal topics through short films. This year, the festival’s theme is “What Makes Me Happy”.

The competition is open to currently enrolled high school students, except those who have already been to Japan as participants to previous Asian International Children’s Film Festivals.

To enter the competition, students must submit a three-minute video that creatively and effectively interprets the above-mentioned theme. Official guidelines and entry forms for this contest can be downloaded from the Embassy of Japan website www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp.

Deadline for submission of entries is on Sept. 11, 2015.

The top three finalists from the Philippines will be competing in the international leg of the competition to be held on Nov. 28 in Japan.

All expenses to be incurred in relation to this event will be borne by the Government of Japan through the JENESYS2015 Programme. The JENESYS2015 Programme aims to strengthen unity and promote goodwill among the youths of Asia by facilitating various cultural and academic exchanges.

For inquiries, please call the Japan Information and Culture Center at 551-5710 locals 2313, 2318, and 4210 or send an e-mail to kouhou@ma.mofa.go.jp. Questions may also be directed to the office of the National Youth Commission at rydd.internationalprogram@gmail.com or 416-3570. (PNA)

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