GMA News TV calls for entries for Cine Totoo

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Monday, December 16, 2013

CINE TOTOO, the 1st Philippine International Documentary Film Festival, is now accepting documentary proposals for its local competition section.

A special project of GMA News TV Channel 11, Cine Totoowill be awarding grants worth P150,000 each to 11 Filipino documentarists in order to produce their dream documentaries. These will be screened in competition in local theaters next year.

Three winners will be chosen from those in competition: Best Documentary Film, Special Jury Prize and Audience Choice Award. The winners will not only receive trophies and cash prizes – their films will also be aired in primetime slots on the country’s no. 1 news channel.

"We hope to meet the next generation of documentary directors and producers through Cine Totoo. We look forward to powerful stories as well as personal stories, documentaries with a unique point of view beyond what we have been accustomed to seeing locally," said GMA News TV Channel head Nessa Valdellon.

Cine Totoo's jury will be composed of some of the country's award-winning documentary producers, led by Festival Director Joseph Laban. The festival will also have an Asean competition section, open to feature length documentaries from all over the region.

To download entry forms and get the full mechanics on the competition, visit: or
Deadline for submissions is January 10, 2014.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on December 16, 2013.


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