MANILA, 16 February 2022 — The Climate Change Commission (CCC) and Oscar M. Lopez (OML) Center announced today the list of qualifying films for the 2021 Klima Film Festival (KFF).
The second edition of the KFF with the theme, “Adapting For A Sustainable Future: Stepping Up Local Climate Action in a Post-Pandemic World,” was launched in October last year to highlight the importance of local climate action that will optimize our nation’s future — to plan, build, and support sustainable communities.
Prior to submission of films, participating teams have undergone mentoring sessions and rigid film production from science experts and film directors.
Science experts included Ms. Liz Courtney from Earth Observatory of Singapore, Dr. Noralene Uy, member of experts pool of the National Resilience Council, and National Panel of Technical Experts’ members Dr. Jihan Hashim-Adil, Dr. Patricia Sanchez, and Dr. Maria Angela Zafra.
Meanwhile, the film directors included Zig Dulay and Honee Alipio.
Participating teams submitted their short film entries which run from seven to ten minutes. Films went into three screening processes – team eligibility, submission eligibility, and technical quality – before reaching the final judging.
Here are the shortlisted films for KFF 2021:
·Modern Stray by Trianggulo Productions
Sunny, 21, has been called cheeky, rude, and materialistic. As she is writing content for her YouTube channel, she sees a picture of her childhood home in Batangas and hatches a plan to feature her provincial roots.
In her hometown, she retraces her past. The reflections and realizations for Sunny prod her on to a new path as an advocate for the environment.
·Sigalot: Sa Pagitan ng Tao at Kalikasan by ENCA Film Production
Sa isang komunidad, may tatlong magkakapatid na nakatira malapit sa karagatan: sina Luntian, Benilda, at Bagwis. Sa kabila ng pagiging pipi ni Benilda, patuloy siyang gumagawa ng mabuti para sa kalikasan. Isang araw, sa hindi inaasahang pagkakataon, nagkasakit si Bagwis sanhi ng maruming paligid. Dahil dito, sumubok si Luntian ng Pagbabago. Nagsimula siyang maglinis kasama ang ibang tao— subalit kritisismo at pagsalungat sa kanyang gawain ang inabot niya sa malalapit na kakilala.
Sa muling pagbabalik ni Luntian, baon na niya ang ideya, mungkahi, at adbokasiya na babago sa kanilang komunidad. May pag-asa kayang makamit nila ang pagkakaisa?
·Tanaw by Playback Multimedia
Aira Mendoza is a 17-year-old HUMSS student raised by her mother, a retired Barangay Captain and environmental activist.
Schoolwork brings Aira to in-depth research on the many reasons for climate change, and onsite in a quarry. Standing up for a cause, she also finds new passion and education.
·Viridescent by MCDP Films
Viridescent is a drama-filled science fiction in the tradition of verdant. A visionary woman and a defeatist man, each with their own convictions, must work together to retrieve crucial biological data that has been lost. Leila Montesclaros, a renowned scientist, and Noah Bolfango, the mission captain and software engineer of the genesis in Mars, have scanned and transcripted every frequency in the last five years. Then, a breakdown of communication between the two.
Dr. Leila Montesclaros must draw upon her ingenuity to fulfill their dream of securing planet Earth for humankind again. To reserve the planet that is solely ours. Our home. Our Viridescent.
Two other films, Iitaw by Cordrake Visuals and Little Things by Le Maire will vie for the Most Liked Poster and Most-Watched Trailer awards.
The festival will showcase the finalists through a Special Screening which will be held on March 9-10, 2022. With two sessions per day, the event will run from 10:00 AM-12:00 NN and 1:00-3:00 PM, respectively.
Moreover, the Awarding Ceremony will be held on March 11, 2022 at 1:00-3:00 PM where the KFF 2021 shall award the Best Film to receive Php 70,000, and other awards.
Both activities will be via Zoom and Facebook Live through the pages of the Climate Change Commission and Oscar M. Lopez Center, in the collaboration with iWant TFC, as the KFF’s Official Media Partner, and the Support CCC II Project implemented jointly by the CCC and GIZ Philippines.
For more information on the shortlisted films, full schedule of KFF Film Screening, and updates on the awarding ceremony, visit the Facebook pages of CCC and OML Center at facebook.com/CCCPhl and https://web.facebook.com/OMLopezCenter, or their websites at https://climate.gov.ph/events/klima-film-festival/kff-2021 and https://www.omlopezcenter.org/klima-film-festival-page.
February 16, 2022 Wednesday