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The Climate Change Commission (CCC), in collaboration with the OML Center, is launching the Klima Film Festival, a competition which aims to mainstream the effects of climate change through compelling storytelling and cinematic techniques. 

In a country that is consistently at the top tier of the most vulnerable to climate change, Filipinos have borne the brunt of extreme weather events over the years. Both the CCC and OML Center deem it imperative to communicate the importance of climate change adaptation and mitigation to the public. 

Interested participants may form a team composed of members who are 16 to 22 years old. Team members who are below 18 years old must submit a parental consent form.

Entries, which should run between five (5) to seven (7) minutes, must be original and in narrative fiction, adhering to the theme “Adapting for a Sustainable Future.” 

Participants must fill out the Online Registration Form, providing their team information from June 30 to July 31, 2020. Participants will also be asked to join climate change seminar-workshops and film labs to help them develop a deeper understanding of climate change and techniques in filmmaking.

Representatives from the CCC and OML Center will select the top 10 finalists and the winners will be announced on November 25, during the Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness week. Winning teams will be awarded cash prizes, trophies, plaques and certificates during the awarding ceremony. 

Read more on the qualifications and mechanics here

Interested to join? Sign up here.

The Klima Film Festival is part of the OML Center’s Balangay Project which aims to chronicle the stories of the changing climate in the context of the Filipino experience and how it has shaped the Filipino identity and culture.

Stream “Mga Kwento ng Klima” on the ABS-CBN News YouTube channel: Part 1: Intro and “Hinagupit ng Bagyo”Part 2: “Nilamon ng Tubig”Part 3: “Sinukol ng Gutom”Part 4: “Enerhiya at Kalikasan”, and Part 5: “Binuhay ng Pagasa”. Produced in partnership with ABS-CBN DocuCentral, the award-winning documentary chronicles the story of the changing climate in the context of the Filipino experience and the ongoing story of Filipino resilience amidst ever increasing vulnerabilities.