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Monday, July 19, 2010

FDCP holds Emir Essay Writing Contest for students

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has launched an essay writing contest in line with its movie, EMIR. Produced by the FDCP, in association with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and with the generous support of the President's Social Fund, EMIR is the biggest original Filipino musical ever to be made. The FDCP envisions the film to improve the general perception of OFWs, and in this light, considers Education as an important avenue. This contest is done in cooperation with the DepEd and CHEd and is open to students from grades 4 to 7, High School and College.


FOR GRADE SCHOOL STUDENTS (Gr. 4-7)

1st Prize: P15,000.00, 2nd Prize: P10,000.00, 3rd Prize: P5,000.00
Write a 200-word essay answering the following question: What did you learn about OFWs in the movie, EMIR?
The winning student’s principal/headmaster or their duly appointed representative(s) will also get 10,000.00 for the 1st prize, 5,000.00 for the 2nd prize and 2,500.00 for the 3rd prize.

FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

1st Prize: P20,000.00, 2nd Prize: P15,000.00, 3rd Prize: P10,000.00
Write a 700-word essay on how the movie, EMIR, helps promote the heroism and dignity of our OFWs, thereby giving them a better, more positive image.
The winning student’s principal/headmaster or their duly appointed representative(s) will also get 10,000.00 for the 1st prize, 5,000.00 for the 2nd prize and 2,500.00 for the 3rd prize.

GS & HS Rules and Regulations:

1.  The competition is open to all public and private school students.

2. Essays can either be in Filipino or English. FORMAT: 12pt Times New Roman, 1.5 Spacing, Justified.

3. Each school joining the contest, through the principal/headmaster or his duly appointed representative/s, must narrow down their students’ entries to the TOP FIVE (5). Only these five (5), or less, can be submitted to the FDCP electronically. One (1) email per student.

4.  A contestant must submit, along with his/her entry, scanned copies of his student’s ID, and his signed endorsement letter from the principal/headmaster. Only the 1st five (5) entries from each school, with accompanying endorsement letters, will be recognized.

5.  Entries are to be submitted via email to fdcpemirgshs@yahoo.com. Please put in the subject line the ff: “ENTRY [school] [last name] [first name] [middle name]”. An automatic reply will be sent once your entry has been received.

6.  Employees of the FDCP and CCP as well as their relatives by blood or law up until the 2nd degree of consanguinity are disqualified from joining the contest.

7.  Winners will need a valid school ID to claim their prizes at the FDCP office. 20/F The Centerpoint Building, Julia Vargas Ave. cor. Garnet Road, Pasig City, MM. Proxy’s will need a Letter of Authority from the winning student, the student’s valid school ID, and his own valid ID with picture to claim a student’s prize. 

EMIR Trailer

Cast: Frencheska Farr, Dulce, Sid Lucero, Jhong Hilario, Kalila Aguilos, Beverly Salviejo, Julia Clarete, Leisl Batucan, Melanie Dujunco, Gigi Escalante, Bayang Barrios, Bodjie Pascua, Emil Sandoval

Director: Chito S. Roño
Executive Producers: Rolando S. Atienza, Nestor O. Jardin
Producer: Digna H. Santiago
Line Producer: Lea Calmerin
Story: Chito S. Roño, Jerry Gracio
Screenplay: Jerry Gracio
Cinematographer: Neil Daza
Production Designer: Digo Ricio
Musical Director: Josefino "Chino" Toledo
Composers: Gary Granada, Vin Dancel, Ebe Dancel, Diwa De Leon, Josefino Toledo
Librettists: Gary Granada, Jerry Gracio, Rody Vera
Choreographer: Douglas Nierras
Editor: Jerrold Tarog
Sound Engineer: Mike Idioma
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FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

1st Prize: P30,000.00, 2nd Prize: P20,000.00, 3rd Prize: P15,000.00
               
Write a 1000-word critique focusing on how the movie, EMIR, relates to the adage, the hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world. What implications about Filipino society does the movie present?

Collegiate Rules & Regulations:

1.  The competition is open to all public and private school students.

2.  Essays can either be in Filipino or English. FORMAT: 12pt Times New Roman, 1.5 Spacing, Justified.

3.  Each school joining the contest, through the dean/s or his duly appointed representative/s must narrow down their students’ entries to the TOP FIVE (5). Only these five (5), or less, can be submitted to the FDCP electronically. One (1) email per student.

4.  A contestant must submit, along with his/her entry, scanned copies of his student’s ID, and his signed endorsement letter from the dean. Only the 1st five (5) entries from each school, with accompanying endorsement letters, will be recognized.

5.  Entries are to be submitted via email to fdcpemircollege@yahoo.com. Please put in the subject line the ff: “ENTRY [school] [last name] [first name] [middle name]”. An automatic reply will be sent once your entry has been received.

6.  Employees of the FDCP and CCP as well as their relatives by blood or law up until the 2nd degree of consanguinity are disqualified from joining the contest.

7.  Winners will need a valid school ID to claim their prizes at the FDCP office. 20/F Centerpoint Building, Julia Vargas Ave. cor. Garnet Road, Pasig City, MM. Proxy’s will need a Letter of Authority from the winning student, the student’s valid school ID, and his own valid ID with picture to claim a student’s prize.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES has been extended to JULY 23, 2010. Friday at 6pm. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED via the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) website, e-mail and the Press.

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