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Ngilngig Filmmakers Development Programs

Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival Davao

What are the Ngilngig Filmmakers Development Programs?

There are three pre-festival Ngilngig Filmmakers Development Programs. They are the Ngilngig Film Camp, the Ngilngig Film Lab, and the Ngilngig Film Forum Series.

The Ngilngig Filmmakers Development Program offers fellowships for Mindanao filmmakers to the 2019 Ngilngig Film Camp and Ngilngig Film Lab in July and in August respectively.

What is the Ngilngig Film Camp 2019 about?

The Ngilngig Film Camp (NFC) is a response to the growing need for fantastic stories from and about Mindanao through film, and the importance of honing the critical frameworks of the emerging filmmakers telling these stories. It is a three-day story development workshop for selected filmmakers from different regions in Mindanao that enables them to focus and develop their story ideas for short films. Fellows are guided and mentored by established filmmakers from Mindanao or working in Mindanao to be eloquent with their own voices before they proceed to the productions of their films.

This year, the Ngilngig Film Camp opens limited slots for observerships in selected sessions. The full camp programme with information on observership sessions will be posted soon. The Ngilngig Film Camp is co-presented with and facilitated by Pasalidahay and Balud Art Network.

When and where will it be held?>

It will be held in Davao City, Philippines on July 26-28, 2019. Venue TBA.

Who are the mentors the Ngilngig Film Camp 2019?

The mentors of the Ngilngig Film Camp 2019 are:

Kiri Dalena

Teng Mangansakan

Bagane Fiola

Jay Rosas

What is the Ngilngig Film Lab 2019 about?

The Ngilngig Film Lab is a series of film production workshops for the Ngilngig Film Camp fellows to further prepare them to produce their developed scripts into film. It is through theory and technical consultations, and actual onsite trainings by established Mindanaoan filmmakers.

Limited slots per session will be opened for participation from non-NFC fellows with registration fee. The workshop schedules will be announced soon. Registration will be online. Ngilngig Film Lab is co-presented with and facilitated by Balud Art Network in partnership with our homegrown film production houses including MicromediaDV, Timewrap Film Productions, Origane Films, and Cinedashery East / Midtown Films.

When and where will it be held?

It will be held in Davao City, Philippines on August 10, 11, 24, 25, and 31, and September 5-6, 2019. Venues TBA. The schedule are as follows:

August 10, 2019, SATURDAY for Producing

August 11, 2019, SUNDAY for Directing

August 24-25, 2019, SATURDAY-SUNDAY for Sound production & design

August 31, 2019, SATURDAY for Editing

September 5-6, 2019, THURSDAY-FRIDAY for Cinematography

Who are the mentors the Ngilngig Film Lab 2019?

The mentors for the Ngilngig Film Lab 2019 are as follows:

Keisha Halili and Bagane Fiola on Producing

Bagane Fiola and Yam Palma on Directing

Tey Clamor on Cinematography

Willie Apa on Sound production & Design

Charliebebs Gohetia on Editing

Who are eligible to apply in the Ngilngig Film Camp + Ngilngig Film Lab Fellowship 2019?

The Ngilngig Film Camp and Ngilngig Film Lab Fellowship is:

1. Open to filmmakers who are born in Mindanao, have resided in Mindanao for at least 10 years, and who have been residing in Mindanao for at least five years at the time of application

2. The proponent must have experience in film productions as director/ cinematographer/ producer/ production designer/ editor/ screenwriter/ major acting role.

3. Proponent must be committed to attend the three-day Ngilngig Film Camp sessions from July 26-28, 2019 and at least two of the Ngilngig Film Lab sessions on August 10, 11, 24, 25, and 31, and September 5-6, 2019.

4. The proponent must be committed to develop and produce a short film during the 2 months program, and premiere it in the Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival.

How can I apply to the Ngilngig Film Camp + Ngilngig Lab Fellowship 2019?

To apply, please complete the e-form in this link: http://bit.ly/nfccall2019

Can I join if I live outside of Mindanao?

Yes, as long as your birthplace is in Mindanao, and you have resided here before migrating to other places outside of Mindanao for at least 10 years.

Do I need to pay a registration fee?

Selected applicants for fellowship will not have to pay registration fees to the Filmmakers Development Programs.

Limited slots will be opened to paying participants in the Ngilngig Film Camp and Ngilngig Film Lab. Applications for paying participants will be opened on July 8-20, 2019. Details will be announced in the Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival page, and in the NFC and NFL pages in http://www.ngilngig.net

What will be covered if I am selected as a fellow?

As a fellow, your accommodations and meals during the three-day Ngilngig Film Camp will be covered.

Non-Davao City-based fellows attending Ngilngig Film Lab sessions will be provided with basic accommodations, and workshop lunches and snacks.

Fellows must cover their own transportation and filmmaking equipment in the NFC and NFL 2019.

What will happen after the NFC 2019?

Ngilngig Film Camp 2019 fellows will proceed to the attend the production workshops of Ngilngig Film Lab 2019 on August 10, 11, 24, 25, and 31, and September 5-6, 2019. Fellows can also start with their short film productions.

Do I need to make a film during NFC 2019?

The aim of the NFC 2019 is to help the fellows develop their story ideas for short films they have to produce for competition in the Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival in October 2019. The NFC 2019 is part of their film’s pre-productionp phase.

Do I need to bring a camera during NFC 2019? Will we be using cameras in the sessions?

Fellows can bring their cameras during NFC 2019. But camera use in the sessions is not required.

When am I required to bring a camera?

Fellows are required to bring a camera and tripod during the Cinematography Workshops on September 5-6, 2019.

What will happen after the NFL 2019?

Fellows will need to complete the production of their short films for submission to the Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival 2019. The short films must premiere in the said film festival.

The Ngilngig Film Forum Series will also be rolled out in September 2019. Fellows are free to attend the forums.

What is the Ngilngig Film Forum Series about?

The Ngilngig Film Forum Series (NFFS) invites filmmakers and the general public to talks by industry professionals and professionals working in other disciplines about intersectional issues in film, filmmaking, and society. The NFFS aims to develop the filmmakers’ criticality and praxis through in-depth and critical discourse of issues in and outside of film communities. NFFS will be conducted pre-festival in September and in October during the Festival. Other topics will be announced throughout the year.

This is co-presented and co-facilitated by Balud Art Network with local partners.

When and where will the Ngilngig Film Forum Series happen?

Schedule and venues in Davao City will be announced soon.

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What is Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival Davao?

Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival Davao is an annual showcase of films that explores the myriad meanings of the “ngilngig”—a common Bisaya expression for something that is “kuyaw” (fantastic) or for something that elicits horror or alluding to the macabre.

From what used to be a horror-genre festival, Ngilngig Festival has expanded its scope to become the first fantastic film festival of its kind in Southeast Asia, extending the reach to other neighboring countries’ “ngilngig” films that are significant with our ways of telling fantastic stories to promote and preserve our myths, traditions, history and culture into cinematic form.

When and where will the festival take place?

Film screenings and activities will take place in theaters, the Cinematheque Davao, and a variety of alternative spaces in Davao City, Philippines, from October 25-31, 2019, with pre-festival programs on filmmaker and audience development happening within the city from July to September on the same year.

Who are the organizers of Ngilngig Festival?

Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival Davao is organized by Pasalidahay (www.facebook.com/pasalidahay), a Davao-based collective of filmmakers, curators and programmers, that fosters audience development for developing cinema from the Philippine regions.

What kind of films are eligible for submission to the Ngilngig Festival?

Non-competitive section: Feature Films

All feature films (animation, documentary, experimental, feature, narrative, short, student, etc) with a minimum running time of 60 minutes are eligible for submission to the non-competitive section of the festival.

Competitive section: Short Films

All short films (animation, documentary, experimental, feature, narrative, short, student, etc) with a maximum running time of 20 minutes or less are eligible for submission.

I am a filmmaker, how do I submit my film?

All entries must be submitted through filmfreeway (www.filmfreeway.com/ngilngig) and must be received by the Festival before August 25, 2019. All entry forms should be filled-in carefully, in print characters, so that the information they contain can be correctly included in the promotion & catalogue.

There is no limit to the number of films submitted.

When are the deadlines for submission to the Ngilngig Festival?

All the entries will undergo a selection process voted by the core members of Pasalidahay. In order to ensure the quality of the selection process we charge an entry fee. In addition, the submission platform might charge a submission fee.

The early bird call runs from April 30, 2019 until June 25, 2019.

The regular call runs from June 25, 2019 until August 25, 2019. No films will be accepted after the regular deadline.

The submitter will be notified of the selection status (accepted / rejected) until the 25th of September through the submission platform or via email.

Do I need to pay for submitting my film?

SHORT/ASIAN: Short films coming from other Asian countries by Asian filmmakers and produced between 2016 to 2019.

EARLYBIRD DEADLINE:

Standard: $10 USD

Gold Members: $7.50 USD

REGULAR DEADLINE:

Standard: $15 USD

Gold Members: $11.25 US

SHORT/INTERNATIONAL: Short films coming from outside Asian countries by non-Asian filmmakers and produced between 2016 to 2019.

EARLYBIRD DEADLINE:

Standard: $20 USD

Gold Members: $15 USD

REGULAR DEADLINE:

Standard: $25 USD

Gold Members: $18.75 USD

FEATURE/PHILIPPINES: Feature films that are made by Filipino filmmakers coming from any regions in the Philippines and produced between 2016 to 2019.

EARLYBIRD DEADLINE:

Standard: $10 USD

Gold Members: $7.50 USD

REGULAR DEADLINE:

Standard: $15 USD

Gold Members: $11.25 US

FEATURE/ASIAN: Feature films coming from other Asian countries by Asian filmmakers and produced between 2016 to 2019.

EARLYBIRD DEADLINE:

Standard: $20 USD

Gold Members: $15 USD

REGULAR DEADLINE:

Standard: $25 USD

Gold Members: $18.75 USD

FEATURE/INTERNATIONAL: Feature films coming from outside Asian countries by non-Asian filmmakers and produced between 2016 to 2019.

EARLYBIRD DEADLINE:

Standard: $25 USD

Gold Members: $18.75 USD

REGULAR DEADLINE

Standard: $50 USD

Gold Members: $37.50 USD

What are the final requirements for selected films?

Each selected films should send the final screener in digital format MP4 H.264 1080p24 and must be subtitled in English language. A short synopsis, trailer for feature film and 1 min film teaser for short film, filmmaker’s bio or filmography, director’s or producer’s statement, filmmaker’s portrait (300dpi), film poster with a 12×18 size for short film and 27×40 size for feature film (300dpi), at least 3 film stills and 3 behind the scenes photos, should also be submitted to: ngilngig2019@gmail.com

What is the exclusivity if my film is selected in Ngilngig Festival?

The entrant agrees that his or her film will not be screened publicly in the Philippines until the final notification of the selection status (due end of September).

If the film is being selected for Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival Davao, the entrant agrees that his or her film will not be screened publicly in the Philippines outside of the festival until after the end of the festival.

Do I still hold the rights to my film if selected in Ngilngig Festival?

By submitting your work to Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival Davao, you authorize the screening, use and the storage of your film and other promotional materials hereby included. Your film and other promotional materials will be kept safely, they will not be given to third parties and they will be used exclusively for the intended purposes, which are the selection and promotion of works for the Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival Davao.

We guarantee you that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the film and other promotional materials you submit to us and that you are entitled to transfer the rights to us as specified in this agreement.

At any time you can ask which data of yours are in our archive, you can ask to remove them, to modify them, or to make them anonymous.

This is an agreement between you (the “submitter”) and Pasalidahay, the organizer of Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival Davao.

If you have any questions, contact us at: ngilngig2019@gmail.com or pasalidahay@gmail.com

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