The Istorya ng Pag-asa Film Festival (INPFF) returns in 2020 to provide a venue for both established and aspiring Filipino filmmakers to bring stories of hope and inspiration to the nation.
A joint initiative of the Office of Vice President Leni Robredo and the Ayala Foundation, Inc., the INPFF will mark its third run in 2020, fully intending to surpass the success of its first two years.
The 2020 edition of the nationwide, all-digital film competition is being launched this Nov. 27. It aims to attract a broader number of participants and entries which bring to the screen everyday tales of ordinary Filipinos achieving extraordinary victories through perseverance, determination, and unquenchable hope.
Next year’s INPFF will feature bigger cash prizes. P100,000 will be awarded to the year’s Best Film. The first and second runners-up will receive P50,000 and P30,000, respectively.
The top three films will also be showcased at Ayala Mall Cinemas nationwide.
The INPFF is open to all Filipinos, both professional and non-professional filmmakers, local and overseas-based Filipinos, who must tell their chosen story of hope in a three- to five-minute short film.
“It is our hope that through Istorya ng Pag-asa—lalo na iyong Istorya ng Pag-asa Film Festival—Filipinos will be united around the common values of hope, of perseverance, deep faith, and the goodness of humanity. Kasi iyon iyong talagang underlying theme ng bawat kuwento,” says VP Leni.
Deadline for submission of entries is on March 27, 2020. For full contest mechanics, interested participants may go to www.istoryangpagasa.ovp.gov.ph.