THE Sine Abreño in partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines is now accepting entries for short films and documentaries for the Abrenian Heritage Film Festival 2021.

Sine Abreñofounder and film fest organizer award-winning director Dexter Macaraeg said the 3rd edition of the festival will not only give opportunity to young filmmakers to showcase their talents but it also aims to support the promotion of culture though arts amid the pandemic.

“When you focus on the goodness in life, you create more of it,” Macaraeg said.

Dubbed “Culture in Crisis: Arts Fighting to Survive Covid-19 Impact” the festival is open to filmmakers from Regions 1 and 2, Cordillera Region and including Metro Manila.

Acceptance of entries started on January31 and will end on April 30. Participants need to accomplished the festival entry forms to be submitted via email at and

The mechanics include a creation of three to five minutes documentary or short film that captures the theme, the content must be interesting and based on reliable information, and one that unites the Cordillerans, Ilocanos and Metro Manila communities.

Making films can be a way to cope up with woes and fears in these trying times. May these works bring inspiration too to the viewers.

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