Youth participants of Klima Film Festival to receive climate science, filmmaking trainings thru Climate Film Labs

September 19, 2020 Saturday

MANILA, 19 September 2020 – Starting this Monday, September 21, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the Oscar M. Lopez Center (OMLC) will commence with the conduct of Climate Film Labs (CFL), a series of trainings on climate science and filmmaking for the participating youth teams of the Klima Film Festival (KFF).

The CFL aims to deepen their knowledge and skills to produce science-based films on climate change, as well as their understanding about the climate realities within their regions. It will be conducted online, once a week for four weeks.

Teams who qualified for the CFL were clustered based on their regions. A total of five labs will be created and composed of four to seven teams each. For each lab, a science mentor and a film mentor will be assigned, taking into account their expertise on the fields to be discussed and knowledge on the regional language and culture.

The labs and regional assignments are as follows:

Lab 1: Regions I and II and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Lab 2: Regions III, IV-A, and IV-B
Lab 3: National Capital Region (NCR)
Lab 4: Region VIII
Lab 5: Regions IX and X and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

The invited science mentors include Dr. Marilou Lucas, Professor at the Mariano Marcos State University; Dr. Pedcris Orencio, Program Head of the Research & Development of Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA); Dr. Faye Abigail Cruz, Laboratory Head of the Ateneo de Manila University; Dr. Enrique Oracion, Research Director at Silliman University; and Dr. Mark Anthony Torres, Professor at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology.

The invited film mentors include Mr. Zig Madamba Dulay, screenwriter and director; Mr. Eduardo Roy Jr., director, writer, and founder of Found Films; Mr. Jose Lorenzo Diokno, director from Global Shapers Manila; Ms. Mary Honeylyn Joy Alipio, screenwriter and lecturer at the University of the Philippines Film Institute; Mr. Lawrence Fajardo, editor and director from Pelikulaw Production; and Mr. Antonio Hesumaria Sescon, director and sculptor from Urian Arts Center.

Through the CFL, the CCC and OMLC seek to provide youth participants a venue for consultation with science and film experts towards producing quality films on climate action.

For more information about the Klima Film Festival and Climate Film Labs, visit the Facebook page of the Climate Change Commission at, its website at, or message the KFF Secretariat at