BY MICHAEL RAMOS
Knowledge Channel Foundation, along with 11 other TV networks, are working with AnakTV in mounting the Sinebata 2017 national competition and the Southeast Asia Prix Jeunesse.
The nationwide search is on for the best videos produced for, by and with children with the launching of SINEBATA 2017, the winners of which will represent the country in the first ever Southeast Asia Prix Jeunesse Children’s Film Festival to be held in Manila this November.
Sinebata is an annual video festival for children spearheaded by Anak TV, an organization that has been actively promoting “child-friendly, child sensitive, and family-oriented” programming.
In a press launch held on August 1, 2017 at B Hotel in Quezon City, Anak TV president Elvira Yap Go emphasized the role of children in contributing relevant media content especially in shooting and producing videos. “Anak TV saw the potential of Filipino children,” she said.
Aside from the announcement of the Sinebata national competition, Anak TV also launched the Southeast Asia Prix Jeunesse Video Festival. This is the very first video festival for children done in partnership with 11 other ASEAN countries. “50 percent of ASEAN are young people, so they should be given a space in the media,” said Yap Go as she narrated the journey of Anak TV in putting together the event.
LOOK: Anak TV signs MOU with CWC, MTRCB, and KBP
HAPPENING NOW: Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the launch of Sinebata 2017 pic.twitter.com/hs2eon8j4b
— Knowledge Channel (@kchonline) August 1, 2017
Anak TV have also forged a partnership with government agencies like the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) and the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB). “We have a common goal [with Anak TV] to enhance the talents of children,” said former Congresswoman Mary Mitzi Cajayon-Uy and current Executive Director of CWC.
Signing the Memorandum of Understanding were Anak TV president Elvira Yap Go, Kapisanan ng mga Broadkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) president Jun Nicdao, Movie and Television Classification Regulatory Board (MTRCB) Chairman Rachel Arenas, Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) Executive Director Mary Mitzi Cajayon-Uy and Deputy Executive Director Atty. Marijoy D. Segui.
Sinebata 2017 is open professionals, amateurs and children with a total of 10 categories.
For professionals: the following categories are listed for works of those affiliated with any listed terrestrial or cable stations, whose work have been aired between January 2016 to June 2017:
- Fiction – programs designed for children under 7
- Fiction – programs designed for children 8-12 years old
- Fiction – programs designed for children13-17 years old
- Non-fiction – programs designed for children under 7
- Non-fiction – programs designed for 8-12 years old
- Non-fiction – programs designed for children 13-17 years old
For amateurs: works which have not been aired and have not won any award in local or international video festivals.
For children: videos for these thematic categories maybe submitted: “pride in self”, “pride in family”, “pride in traditions”.
About Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc.
Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc (KCFI) is a non-government, not-for-profit organization that works to help uplift the life of the Filipino through media and technology. Specifically, it develops and distributes curriculum-based multimedia learning resources (such as videos, games, session guides, etc.) for preschool, K-to-12, and the Alternative Learning System, online, on-demand, and on-air via the Knowledge Channel shown in the various platforms of the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company, ABS-CBN Corporation, such as ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN TVplus, and SKYcable. It also implements professional development programs for teachers and education leaders.
Since 1999, KCFI has been transforming classroom experiences into unique and engaging learning journeys.