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THE NATIONAL COMPETITION
(PRELUDE TO THE FIRST SOUTHEAST ASIA PRIX JEUNESSE
Video Festival and Contest for Southeast Asian children)

BACKGROUND

The Philippines is hosting the Southeast Asia Prix Jeunesse  (French:  Youth Awards) on November 27-29, 2017,

The first Southeast Asia Prix Jeunesse was inspired by the events at the Prix Jeunesse International Festival held in Munich, Germany in May 2016.

The Prix Jeunesse Foundation is known internationally for advocating excellence in children’s television. Established in Germany in 1964, it has been promoting, celebrating and honoring the highest quality in youth and children’s television.

TV producers dream of bringing home recognition from the Prix Jeunesse Festival because it is among the highest honors in children’s media. It is likened to receiving an award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, more popularly known as an Oscar award, in this case, for outstanding achievement in kids’ TV.

The first Southeast Prix Jeunesse Festival will be held at the Philippine International Convention Center where the finalists in the ten categories in the competition, will be screened by participants from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam.

The Munich Prix Jeunesse  is always  well-attended because  participation in the competition screenings, discussions and information sessions, is  regarded as a most engaging and rewarding professional experience for those involved in the production of children’s television.

The Prix Jeunesse Foundation has agreed to be a partner for the Southeast Asia Festival. The Prix Jeunesse’ Dr. Maya Gotz and Kirsten Schneid will act as advisers, as well as Andreas Klempin of Goethe Institut-Bangkok.

Anak TV, an association of Philippine television networks, will be the Chief Convenor, and will organize, coordinate with members, and stage the first SEA PJ in Manila.

Although inspired by the Munich Prix Jeunesse, the SEA PJ will modify some rules of the competition.

For instance, the PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL holds the competition ONLY for professionals whose works have been aired either on free TV, cable, digital TV channels, internet or mobile services.

The SEA PJ, on the other hand, will welcome children, amateurs and students to inspire and prepare the future TV producers in crafting excellent video works for children.

This will provide an opportunity for ASEAN children and youth to create video works for themselves, works that mirror their aspirations and desires as well as their pride in family and traditions, which Southeast Asian people hold dear.

Each country will send to the competition their best videos in the 10 categories of the competition.
Each country will conduct its  own national competition to choose the  country’s best videos that shall be submitted to Southeast Asia Prix Jeunesse for the international competition.

In the Philippines,  we are launching the national competition, called SINEBATA.

WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES OF SINEBATA?

Through the video works of the Filipinos -   professionals,  amateurs and children,  which will be shared with the children of Southeast Asia,  it is hoped that we can have a better appreciation of each other’s culture and good family traditions that will lead to mutual respect and the attainment of harmony and understanding.

With this in mind, entrants must give their very good interpretation of the theme:  PRIDE IN SELF, FAMILY AND TRADITIONS.

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL COMPETITION MECHANICS (IN-COUNTRY PROCESS)
This is a festival and competition of creators of videos FOR and BY And WITH CHILDREN, from the Philippines.   The winners in this national competition, will be the Philippines’ official entries to the first Southeast Asian Prix Jeunesse Video festival which will be held in Manila on November 27-29, 2017.

There will be three categories:

  1. Professional category;
  2. Amateur or Non-professional category; and
  3. Children’s category

        
Entries may loosely conform to the year’s theme:  PRIDE IN SELF, FAMILY AND TRADITIONS.

 

 

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 (for ALL entrants regardless of section or category)

  • There are no entry or registration fees.
  • Entry material should strictly be in any of these video formats:  mp4, avi or mpeg.
  • Entry must have been created by a Filipino during the period between January 2016 and June  2017.
  • Must loosely conform to the theme “PRIDE IN SELF, FAMILY AND TRADITIONS”
  • English subtitles as required for all categories
  • Entrants may submit as many entries as they wish.

 

 

 

CATEGORY ENTRY CLASSIFICATION AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

I.   Professional

Entries by professionals are classified according to target audiences.

There are six entry classifications for the Professional category:

  • FICTION for Age Group UNDER SEVEN YEARS OLD
  • FICTION for Age Group PRE-TEENS (8-12 YRS OLD)
  • FICTION for Age Group TEENS (13-17 YEARS OLD)
  • NON-FICTION for Age Group UNDER SEVEN
  • NON-FICTION for Age Group PRE-TEENS (8-12 YRS OLD)
  • NON-FICTION for Age Group TEENS (13-17 YEARS OLD)

 

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR -PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

  • Entries from the Professional category are those coming from the stations  that are affiliated with listed local terrestrial or cable TV networks and channels, whose outstanding works have been aired between January 2016 and June 30, 2017.  
  • Works must be absolutely copyright-protected with a written certification that it is an original work of the producer/author/director/ team.
  • They must have been created by Filipino citizens.
  • Entries must be submitted to Anak TV at Unit 607 FSS Bldg II, 18 Sct. Castor cor Sct. Tuason, Brgy. Laging Handa, Q.C.
  • Any genre will be accepted (documentary, animation, comedy, drama, biographies, shorts, MTVs, etc.).
  • Entries must be accompanied by pertinent information :   Name of Entrant/  Network Affiliation / Date of airing of material / Email Address/ complete mailing address/  Contact Numbers/  Equipment used/  title of Entry/  Entry Category and classification/  Synopsis /  Length of material/  Name of Producer /  Production Team
  • Entry forms can be downloaded from the Anak TV website www.anaktv.com
  • Length of entered material: MAXIMUM OF 30 MINUTES
  • English subtitles are required.
  • If the entry wins, and will therefore be screened at the international competition at the Southeast Asia Prix Jeunesse, the entrant must do an edit down version of 15 minutes.

II.   Amateurs or Non-Professional Category
    These are entries from:
Non-professional video creators, 18 years and above, not affiliated with any broadcasting facility and have never won any major award or recognition in national or international video contests.

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR AMATEUR OR NON-PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

  • They must have been created by Filipino citizens.
  • Work must come with a written certification that it is an original work of the team/individual
  • Entries must be accompanied by pertinent information:  Name of Entrant/ Age/ Email Address/ complete mailing address/ Contact Numbers/  Equipment used/  title of Entry/  Entry Category and classification/  Synopsis /  Length of material/   Production Team and advisers/  School or Organizations
  • Entry forms can be downloaded from the Anak TV website www.anaktv.com
  • They may enter their fiction or non-fiction work that targets any age group of children.

Fiction:   Scripted fictional narratives using drama, sitcoms, animation and other creative forms. Non-fiction: Factual infotainment such as documentaries featuring natural sciences, arts and culture, life and leisure, environment; segments for magazine programs using puppetry, claymation, simple animation, MTV, and other non-fiction narratives and approaches.
PLEASE VISIT THE ANAKTV WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

  • English subtitles are required.
  • Length of material :MAXIMUM OF 5 MINUTES

III       CHILDREN CATEGORY
         WHAT ARE ENTRY CLASSIFICATIONS UNDER THE CHILDREN CATEGORY?

  • CATEGORY 1 – VIDEOS ABOUT PRIDE IN SELF
  • CATEGORY 2 – VIDEOS ABOUT PRIDE IN FAMILY
  • CATEGORY 3 – VIDEOS ABOUT PRIDE IN TRADITIONS

 

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN CATEGORY

  • Any group consisting of 5 children with ages ranging from 8-17 years old can join. (Be prepared to be interviewed should your entries be chosen, and provide proof of your age)
  • Each group should include children 8-10 years old
  • They must be Filipino citizens.
  • The children participants must provide written consent from parents or guardians.
  • Any genre with or without dialogue will be accepted (documentary, animation, comedy, drama, biographies, shorts, MTVs, etc.).
  • They are allowed to seek professional assistance in editing and post-production matters.  However, entrant must be responsible for at least 75% of the total production, from conceptualization, script and storyboarding, videography and direction. They must be able to explain the process to the 5 judges if and when the entry wins the national competition. 
  • Work must come with a written certification that it is an original work of the team. Photo or video documentation of the making of the video is encouraged.
  • Entries must be accompanied by pertinent information :   Name of Entrant/ Age/ Email Address/ complete mailing address/  Contact Numbers/  Equipment used/  title of Entry/  Entry Category and classification/  Synopsis /  Length of material/   Production Team and advisers/  School or Organizations
  • SYNOPSIS MUST CONTAIN NOT MORE THAN 250 WORDS.
  • Entry forms can be downloaded from the Anak TV website www.anaktv.com
  • Any entry can either be Fiction or Non- fiction. Entrant may use non-professional equipment such as cell phones, digital cameras, mobile phones, tablets, video cameras, sports cameras and the like. 

Fiction:   Scripted fictional narratives using drama, sitcoms, animation and other creative forms. Non-fiction: Factual infotainment such as documentaries featuring natural sciences, arts and culture, life and leisure, environment; segments for magazine programs using puppetry, claymation, simple animation, MTV, and other non-fiction narratives and approaches.

  • English subtitles are required.
  • Any violation of the abovementioned requirements, and any fraudulent actions will automatically result in disqualification
  • Length of entered material:  MAXIMUM OF 5 MINUTES

HOW TO JOIN (AMATEUR & CHILDREN):

* Create a Youtube account, upload video, then email the link (URL address) of video entry, attaching the filled in registration form from the Anak TV website, and send to < sinebata2017@gmail.com >
* Send material through:

   (sendspace.com),    (dropbox.com), or   Google drive. Click “Browse”, upload video entry, click “Add more files” to attach the filled-in registration form from the Anak TV website. Input email address of entrant, indicate recipient as < sinebata2017@gmail.com > then click “Upload”.

 

 

CRITERIA IN JUDGING:

Criteria to be loosely followed will be the Prix Jeunesse criteria.  (Pls take note that winners to this national competition, which will represent the country in the Southeast Asia Prix Jeunesse, will also be judged according to these criteria.)

TARGET AUDIENCE
Considering the territory, culture and age range for which the program is intended,
Is it appropriate and attractive for the target child audience?
Is it culturally relevant to the child targeted?
Is it successfully entertaining for the child?
Does it inform children?
Does it respect children/take them seriously?

IDEA
Is it interesting to children addressed by the material?
Is it original or at least appears to be a refreshing, updated and innovative version of a previous idea, style or story?
Does it have a new approach?  Is it fresh?
Does it make the child viewer think?
Does it motivate the child viewer?
Does it achieve its objective/ purpose for the child audience?

SCRIPT
Is the structure/ balance good and pleasing to the child viewer?
Is the subject well researched and developed that it is worth viewing by a child audience?
Is the dialogue of high quality, one that is easily understood by the target child audience?
Are the characters well developed?  Are their actions motivated? Can the child viewer easily identify with them?

REALIZATION
Does the idea adapt well to television?
(visual style, camerawork, style, editing, music, performance, etc.)
Is the pace/rhythm of the material appropriate?
Is television really the ideal medium for this idea?

 

CHOOSING THE WINNERS IN THE CONTEST

The Philippines’ National Committee will choose the first prize winners in:

  1. Professional category – Fiction: targeting Under 7 years old
  2. Professional category -Fiction: targeting 8-12 years old
  3. Professional category – Fiction: targeting 13-18 years old
  4. Professional category - Non-Fiction: targeting under 7 years old
  5. Professional category- Non-Fiction: targeting 8-12 years old
  6. Professional category - Non-Fiction: targeting 13-17years old
  7. Amateurs category - Fiction or Non-fiction, targeting any of the 3 age groups
  8. Student/ Children category - Videos about Pride in Self
  9. Student/ Children category - Video about Pride in family
  10. Student/ Children category - Video about Pride in Traditions

FIRST LEVEL OF JUDGING
* The Competition and Judging Committee of AnakTV composed of IBC, Knowledge Channel & Light Network will accept and shortlist entries with the help of 3 other members (INCTV, PTV & SEA PJ SECRETARIAT) .
2nd LEVEL OF JUDGING
* The top 5 in each category will be elevated to the 2nd level of judging. The shortlisted entries in the professional and amateur category will be forwarded to a select panel composed of 2 JUDGES FROM EACH NETWORK, ACADEME, NCCT, and FREELANCE TV DIRECTOR.
* The top 5 in EACH of the 3 entry classifications of the Children category will be forwarded to a select panel of judges headed by CWC; NCCA, MTRCB, NYC, CHILD, ANAKTV
* JUDGING WILL BE GUIDED BY THE CRITERIA BASED ON THE GUIDELINES
* JUDGE’S RATINGS MUST BE FROM 75 TO 100 ONLY
* Decisions of judges are final
In the event that there are ties, it is up to the discretion of the National Committee to decide which entry will be sent as the country’s bet to the competition.

ONLY THE FIRST PLACE WINNERS IN EACH OF HE TEN CATEGORIES WILL BE FIELDED AS THE COUNTRY’S REPRESENTATIVE TO THE SOUTHEAST ASIA PRIX JEUNESSE VIDEO FESTIVAL IN NOVEMBER 27-29.

The Philippines however will also show the 2nd and 3rd placers at the Sidebar of the Festival for participants to watch them during their free time at the screenings.

 

 

TIMETABLE

  1.  LAUNCHING OF SINEBATA FESTIVAL National Video Competition: AUGUST 1

 

  1. SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES: August 2- September 15.
  1. DISTRIBUTION OF ENTRIES TO THE JUDGES OF 2ND LEVEL: SEPTEMBER 18 & 19

 

  1. JUDGING PERIOD: September 20 – 25
  1. ANNOUNCEMENT of SINEBATA WINNERS: SEPTEMBER 30

 

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF PHILIPPINE ENTRY TO THE SEAPJ: October 1
  1. FILIPINO ENTRIES TO THE SOUTHEAST ASIA PRIX JEUNESSE ARE SUBMITTED TO THE SEA PJ SECRETARIAT.

 

  1. THE FILIPINO WINNERS AS WELL AS THE WINNERS FROM THE OTHER 9 COUNTRIES WILL BE SCREENED ONLINE TO CHOOSE THE TOP 3 IN THE 10 CATEGORIES.