Right timing sa panahon na hitik sa negativity at limitado ang galawan sa entertainment industry, sisimulan ng talent manager at producer na si Chris Cahilig ang “Reel Life: Nagsasama-samang Sarap Short Film Competition”. Sa ating exclusive chat with Chris, ipinaliwanag niya ang naging inspirasyon at hinahanap sa mga bagong filmmakers sa project na ito.
“We would like to see films that creatively depict the enduring optimism and positivity of Filipinos from all ages in times of difficulty,” sagot ni Chris.
Ayon pa kay Chris, pagbibigay ito ng break sa promising filmmakers na naghihintay lang ng tamang pagkakataon para mapasok ang showbiz industry
“Reel Life will challenge the filmmakers to think outside the box. Kahit na maraming limitations because of the pandemic, I am confident that they will come up with compelling and beautifully made shorts. We’ll be selecting 30 finalists who will compete for all the prizes. It is open to both amateur and professional filmmakers kaya kahit established filmmakers pwedeng sumali. We would like to see film hobbyists or students join the competition too,” dagdag pa ni Chris.
Libre lang mapapanood ang short film finalists at makaktanggap pa ng cash reward ang mga ito.
“The finalists and winners will be posted on various social media accounts of Insight 360. The competition is offering a total of P225,000 in cash prizes kaya exciting! The grand winner will win P100,000 and may mga special awards pa for best actor, best actress, best director, best cinematography, best editing, and best screenplay. We also have the People’s Choice Award for the most popular entry,” sabi pa ni Chris.
Isa na rin daw itong advocacy para kay Cahilig na magbigay suporta sa mga baguhan na nakita na rin sa nakaraan nyang mga projects.
“Giving emerging filmmakers an opportunity to hone their skills and be recognized for their talent is a personal advocacy. As a filmmaker myself, I understand that it’s quite difficult to get the big break in the film industry. Short film competitions like these help filmmakers find their voice, tell their stories, and build their confidence,” pagtatapos ni Chris.