There are impressive hero tales in Philippine historical past, and there also are easy accounts of heroism which are simply as inspiring. Such unheard tales of heroism additionally deserve the highlight, and those might be showcased at Kidlat Tahimik’s Unsung Sariling Bayani (USB) Brief Movie Festival.

Kidlat Tahimik, FDCP spotlight lesser-known heroes in short film tourney
FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño (left) and Nationwide Artist for Movie and Broadcast Arts Kidlat Tahimik ‘take a selfie’ with the acclaimed filmmaker’s bamboo digicam.

In the course of the inaugural USB, Nationwide Artist for Movie and Broadcast Arts Kidlat Tahimik, hopes that this cinematic motion for the early life will stability the affect of overseas comedian e book superheroes at the Filipino early life’s mindset with compelling engagements with the fantastic tales of our very personal heroes. 

“Balik tayo sa easy storytelling. I believe we’re all, even at highschool age, we’re clever sufficient to look a favorable price in someone older or selected as a hero who can actually convey out the most efficient in us,” he mentioned. 

The USB On-line Movie Pageant was once introduced on April 27 via the Movie Construction Council of the Philippines (FDCP) in partnership with the Nationwide Quincentennial Committee (NQC). The Bureau of Learner Make stronger Products and services – Early life Formation Department of the Division of Training is in make stronger of this FDCP undertaking.

April 27, 2021 is an important second in Philippine historical past because it marks the five hundredth anniversary of the Victory at Mactan in addition to the five hundredth anniversary of the Philippine section within the first circumnavigation of the sector.

Kidlat Tahimik, 78, remarked, “I believe it is extremely well timed, itong 500 years after to let this be a catalyzer. Para sa akin, magandang catalyzer itong pang-udyok para maka-focus tayo on heroism however perhaps additionally on redefining ‘Ano ba talaga ang heroism?’” 

The contest for Filipinos accepts shorts of any style so long as they characteristic a tale depicting the existence, occasions, and achievements of documented and verifiable unsung native heroes. The entries will have to be 5 to eight mins lengthy, together with the credit. 

The USB has 3 classes: Early life Class – Senior Top Scholar (Public Faculty), Early life Class – Senior Top Scholar (Personal Faculty), and Grownup Class (Elderly 18 and above). The time limit for the submission of entries is on October 11, 2021.

The FDCP Channel will host the USB On-line Movie Pageant from November 11 to 17 and can flow the Awards Rite on Nov. 14. Except for the competition right kind, USB will dangle the FDCP Movie Faculty Fundamental Workshops on Filmmaking in addition to the “Storming with Kidlat: Usapang Bayani Discussion board” through which contributors can seek advice from the Nationwide Artist himself.

A complete of 30 finalists might be decided on for the USB, with equivalent illustration from the Nationwide Capital Area (NCR), Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and Bangsamoro Self sustaining Area in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

Finalists will obtain money prizes and unfastened get entry to to all instructional occasions to help of their filmmaking procedure. After the contest, USB winners and finalists gets the danger to wait extra unfastened coaching classes and workshops to be performed via the FDCP.

“In the course of the steerage of Nationwide Artist and Father of Philippine Unbiased Cinema Kidlat Tahimik along side different esteemed Filipino filmmakers, I’m assured that the USB finalists will take inspiration and motivation from Tatay Kidlat’s ‘bamboo digicam filmmaking’ to advertise the appreciation for lesser-known native heroes via quick motion pictures,” mentioned FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño.

For more info and to obtain the appliance shape, seek advice from and for inquiries, touch Mark John Pamintuan at [email protected] with the topic heading “Question: USB 2021.” 

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