Knowledge Channel to represent PH in SEA Vid Fest

By Michael Ramos and Kassandra Flores | October 2, 2019

On it’s 20th year, two of Knowledge Channel’s shows will represent the Philippines in the highly anticipated Southeast Asia Video Festival to be held in Siem Reap, Cambodia this November 2019.

The first and only curriculum-based educational channel has received recognition from AnakTV’s 2019 Sinebata Awards for winning the Professional: Fiction Under 7 Category with the entry, Kwentong Pambata: Si Bino, Si Buboy, Si Bantay and the Professional: Fiction 13-17 category with the entry, Kuwentong Kartero: Teenage Dream or Nightmare.

WATCH: Knowledge Channel’s winning entry under the Professional: Fiction Under 7 Category

Kwentong Pambata: Si Bino, Si Buboy, Si Bantay was produced in partnership with Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), which aims to teach children the proper care for household pets to avoid being bitten. It also encourages children to immediately tell their parents if ever they encounter such incidents, so they can receive first-aid and proper treatment to avoid being infected with rabies.

WATCH: Knowledge Channel’s winning entry under the Professional: Fiction 13-17 Category

In partnership with Philippine Center for Population Development (PCPD), the winning entry, Kwentong Kartero: Teenage Dream or Nightmare revolves around the love story of a mailman named Popo and a teacher named Divina. The episode talks about population, development sexuality and responsible parenthood. Through this show, both KCFI and PCPD emphasized the importance of population issues relating to sustainable development goals and also to recognize the understanding of the dynamic relationship of population and development.

Winning moment. Receiving the award in behalf of the Knowledge Channel Foundation is President and Executive Director, Ms. Rina Lopez-Bautista, Director of Operations, Edric C. Calma and Dr. Sarah Jayme, Asia Representative of GARC. (Photo by Azrael Gonzales)

Since 2017, Knowledge Channel has been actively competing in this prestigious event. Its entry Salam: Bagong Kaibigan won the Professional: Non-fiction 13-17 and represented the Philippines in the First Southeast Asian Video Festival. Apart from receiving a plaque, the two entries from Knowledge Channel along with 9 other winners are set to represent the country to the third Southeast Asia Video Festival for Children (SEAVFC) which will be held on November 28-29, 2019 in the beautiful city of Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Representing the Philippines. The 11 winners of the 2019 Sinebata Awards will move on to compete in the 3rd Southeast Asian Video Festival for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia. (Photo by Azrael Gonzales)

Sinebata is an annual national competition hosted by AnakTV in celebrating exemplary television programs and videos made for, by, and with children. Sinebata winners are meticulously reviewed by judges from Anak TV Board of Directors and jurors from our member networks and will also represent the Philippines in the 3rd Southeast Asian Video Festival for Children (SEAVFC), a regional video festival that advocates excellence in children’s television. This annual gathering is participated by the Southeast Asian regions – Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Visit the SEAVF website to know more.

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.