This is great news for upcoming screenplay writers, actors and directors as Cinema One further fuels the local film industry. Start working on your original stories as Cinema One is now accepting new entries. The deadline of submission is on January 14, 2011.
The Cinema One Originals 2011 will also give new writers and filmmakers great freedom because there is no specific theme to follow. Like the previous successful Cinema One Originals, a P1,000,000.00 grant will be awarded to each of the chosen ten (10) finalists to produce their movie.
Interested filmmakers must submit a completed screenplay with a corresponding updated curriculum vitae or resume and application form. The application form is available at the Cinema One office 8th floor of the ELJ Building ABS-CBN along Mother Ignacia St., Quezon City or through online at Cinema One official website.
A representative of each film group must sign the application form to be eligible in the 2011 Cinema One Originals project. The formal announcement of the 10 finalists will be made on March 2011. Cinema One Originals has contributed to closing the gap between commercial filmmaking and the more arthouse/indie approach as reflected in the 36 films it has produced through the years through this annual project.
Cinema One channel head and Cinema One Originals executive producer Ronald Arguelles assures next year’s digifestival will be much more anticipated because next year’s festival has 10 finalists so everybody in the film industry and even beyond will see that we are more aggressive, brave and diverse to present new movies.
It’s a part of our aim to continue to fuel the movie industry since the Cinema One Originals is already a major film festival in our movie landscape. Since its inception in 2005, this noted and always anticipated digi-fest has produced movies which have won awards locally and internationally namely Confessional, Confessional, Yanggaw, North Diversion Road, Imburnal, Huling Balyan ng Buhi, Rome & Juliet, Dose, Paano Ko Sasabihin and Wanted:Border.
Cinema One Originals is owned and produced by Cinema One, the top movie cable channel in the country which is owned and operated by Creative Programs, Inc. (CPI).