Background

The 3rd Southeast Asia Video Festival for Children (SEAVFC) is set on November 28-30, 2018, in the beautiful province of Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The video festival is now gaining ground in the southeast region with the advocacy of excellence in children’s television. Since its inception in 2017, it has been promoting, celebrating and honoring the highest quality in youth and children’s television in the region.

It was a proud moment for Anak TV when it was given the great thrust of mounting the first and second run of the festival here in the Philippines.

All the ASEAN-member countries - Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Viet Nam took part in both series of the Festival held at the Manila Peninsula and Manila Prince Hotel, respectively.

Although inspired by the Munich Prix Jeunesse, SEAVFC has modified 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 SEAVFC, on the other hand, welcomed children, amateurs and students to inspire and prepare the future TV producers in crafting excellent video works for children.

This has provided 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 sent to the competition their best videos in the 10 categories of the competition.

Each country was tasked to conduct its own national competition to choose the country’s best videos that shall be submitted to SEAVFC for the international competition.

In the Philippines, the National competition is called SINEBATA. In the past two years, several Sinebata winners which were fielded at the first and second SEAVFC won major awards.

It is hoped that this year, our entries to the 3rd SEAVFC will shine once again at the Festival in November.

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.

Sinebata National Competition Mechanics

This is a festival and competition of creators of videos FOR and BY CHILDREN, from the Philippines. The winners in this national competition, will be the Philippines’ official entries to the 3rd Southeast Asia Video Festival for Children which will be held in Siem Reap, Cambodia on November 28 to 30, 2019.

Entrants may be classified as:
1. Professional
2. Amateur or Non-professional; and
3. Children

There are six (6) categories open for Professionals; one (1) for Amateurs and three (3) for children.

Entries may loosely conform to the year’s theme:
"UNITED IN LOVE"

Category Entry Classification and Entry Requirements

I. Professional

Entries by professionals are CATEGORIZED according to target audiences.
1. FICTION for Age Group UNDER SEVEN YEARS OLD
2. FICTION for Age Group PRE-TEENS (8-12 YRS OLD)
3. FICTION for Age Group TEENS (13-17 YEARS OLD)
4. NON-FICTION for Age Group UNDER SEVEN
5. NON-FICTION for Age Group PRE-TEENS (8-12 YRS OLD)
6. NON-FICTION for Age Group TEENS (13-17 YEARS OLD)

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.

General Entry Requirements for Professional Categories

1. The six categories for Professionals are open to those coming from the stations that are affiliated with listed local terrestrial or cable TV networks and channels and/or whose outstanding works have been aired on television.
2. Works must be absolutely copyright-protected with a written certification that it is an original work of the producer/author/director/ team.
3. They must have been created by Filipino citizens.
4. Entries must be submitted to Anak TV at Unit 607 FSS Bldg. II, 18 Sct. Castor cor. Sct. Tuason, Brgy. Laging Handa, Q.C.
5. Any genre will be accepted (documentary, animation, comedy, drama, biographies, shorts, MTVs, etc.).
6. 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. SYNOPSIS must contain not more than 250 words.
7. Entry forms can be downloaded from the Anak TV website
8. Length of entered material: MAXIMUM OF ONE HOUR
9. English subtitles are required.

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

1. They must have been created by Filipino citizens.
2. Work must come with a written certification that it is an original work of the team/individual
3. Entries must be accompanied by pertinent information: Name of Entrant/Birthday/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.
4. Entry forms can be downloaded from the Anak TV website
5. 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.

6. English subtitles are required.
7. Length of material: MAXIMUM OF 30 Minutes

III. Children Category

ENTRY CLASSIFICATION IS BASED ON THE ENTRANT’S AGE:

1. CATEGORY 1 – CHILDREN VIDEO MAKERS, 12 years old and under
2. CATEGORY 2- CHILDREN VIDEO MAKERS, 13-15 YEARS OLD
3. CATEGORY 3 - CHILDREN AND YOUTH VIDEO MAKERS, 16-17yrs.Old

General Entry Requirements for Children Category

1. They must be Filipino citizens.
2. The children participants must provide written consent from parents or guardians.
3. Any genre with or without dialogue will be accepted (documentary, animation, comedy, drama, biographies, shorts, MTVs, etc.).
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Entries must be accompanied by pertinent information: Name of Entrant/Birthday/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 than250 words.
7. Entry forms can be downloaded from the Anak TV website
8. 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.

9. English subtitles are required.
10. Any violation of the abovementioned requirements, and any fraudulent actions will automatically result in disqualification
11. 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, (click for the registration form) and send to sinebatavideofestival@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 sinebatavideofestival@gmail.com then click “Upload”.

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 September 2018 and August 2019
• Must loosely conform to the theme “UNITED IN LOVE”
• Entrants may submit as many entries as they wish.

Criteria in Judging:

Criteria to be loosely followed will be the SEAVFC criteria. (Pls. take note that winners to this national competition, which will represent the country in the Southeast Asia Video Festival for Children 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 13-17 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 - Video makers, 12 years old and under
9. Student/ Children category - Video makers 13-15 years old
10. Student/ Children category - Video makers 16-17 years old

First Level of Judging (Shortlisting of Entries)

• The Competition and Judging Committee of Anak TV composed of IBC, Knowledge Channel & Light Network will accept and shortlist entries with the help of 3 other members (INCTV, PTV, ANAK TV Secretariat.

Second 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, National Council for Children’s Television, and FREELANCE TV DIRECTOR.
• The top 5 in EACH of the 3 entry classifications of the Children categories will be forwarded to a select panel of judges headed by Department of Education, MTRCB, National Youth Commission and Anak TV
• Judging will be guided by the criteria that will also be used by Southeast Asia Video Festival for Children. Each judge will not give a rating lower than 75. Ratings must be from 75 to 100.
• 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 Southeast Asia Video Festival for Children.
• Only the first placers in the ten (10) categories of Sinebata will be fielded as the Philippines’ entries to the Southeast Asia Video Festival for Children on November 28-30, 2019.

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* The 10 Philippine entries to the 3rd SEAVFC, as well as those coming from the other nine ASEAN member countries, will undergo screening/voting by three jurors from each country to select two Finalists in each of the ten (10) categories

* Tabulation of scores will be done by the SEAVFC Secretariat and it will announce the 20 Finalists at least two weeks before the 3rd SEAVFC which will be held in Cambodia.

* As in the first two SEAVFC held in Manila, the 2019 SEAVFC Finalists will be encouraged to attend the Festival to answer questions after the screening of their entries.
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Timetable

• AUGUST 10 - 30: Receiving of entries for the competition. Deadline for the submission of Entries: Aug. 30, 2018, 6:00 PM
• September 2 – 6: First Level of Judging (Shortlisting of Entries)
• September 9 – 20: Second level of Judging
• September 23: Tallying of scores
• September 30: Announcement of winners
• October 1: Submission to the SEAVFC Secretariat the winning videos to compete in the 3rd Southeast Asia Video Festival for Children.