Indie-siyensya Kicks Off 3rd Run With Science Communication, Cinematography Workshops


BY WHATSHAPPENING  
Published · Monday, July 16, 2018 01:34 PM


More than one hundred students, teachers, filmmakers, and science professionals flocked to the Cinematheque Centre Manila last July 6, 2018 for the program launch and workshop of the 3rd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition.


Indie-Siyensya judge Patrick Campos answers a question from the audience


Indie-Siyensya, the country's first and only science filmmaking competition, is now open for submission of film concepts for short documentaries that capture science as it works to answer the needs of communities and the country.

"We are encouraging students to create more science films," says Dr. Josette Biyo, Director of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), the competition's main organizer. "DOST-SEI aims to promote a culture of science in the country and film is no doubt a powerful medium to achieve this," Biyo adds.


Indie-Siyensya Cinematography Workshop with Joshua Reyles


This year, Indie-Siyensya strengthens the competition and its workshop offering by partnering with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP). The free workshop is part of the competition's series of activities and meant to arm interested participants with the skills needed to create credible and visually appealing science films.

UP Los Baños Development Communication Professor Garry Montemayor, a member of Indie-Siyensya's board of judges, delivered a workshop on science communication, while 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge grand prize winner, Hillary Diane Andales, facilitated the segment on scientific content. Cinematographer Joshua Reyles engaged the participants with training on camera and lighting. Montemayor also joined fellow judges, UP Film Institute Director Patrick F. Campos and FEU communication and DLS-CSB film lecturer Seymour Sanchez, in a Q&A session on the contest mechanics.


Indie-Siyensya judges, organizers and partners


Indie-Siyensya is inviting all interested students, out-of-school youth, teachers, filmmakers, and science professionals to submit their film concepts until August 3, 2018. For approved concepts, deadline of submission of film entries is on October 15, 2018.


Indie-Siyensya organizers, judges and speakers


For details and inquiries, visit www.facebook.com/indiesiyensya/ 

Contact person: Lovely B. Aquino, SEI

Mobile No.: 09179201122, Tel. No.: 837-1925, 8372071 loc 2384






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