Congratulations, young Filipino filmmakers from The International Christian Academy for winning the Grand Prize at the 12th Asian International Children’s Film Festival!
Young Filipino filmmakers win at the 12th Asian International Children’s Film Festival 🎬
Since 2007, the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) of the Emba...ssy of Japan in the Philippines, in cooperation with the National Youth Commission (NYC), has been sending delegates to represent the country in the Asian International Children’s Film Festival, as a component of the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Programme. Under this event, young filmmakers from various parts of the Asia are invited to Japan for a competition and days of cultural exchange activities that culminate in an awarding ceremony for winning film entries.
On November 24, 2018, Grade 12 students from International Christian Academy Bea Maureen Cayone, Catherine Anne Roa, and Christine Anne Roa were named as the Grand Prize winners during the awarding ceremony held at the Grand Hall of Kitami City Hall, Hokkaido, Japan. This is the first time that Filipino students were awarded the Ryotaro Sugi Special Award – the highest award in the competition – for their film entry entitled, “I Did It”.
The Asian International Children’s Film Festival was launched to serve as a platform for creative interaction and cultural exchange among young filmmakers from Southeast Asian countries and various parts of Japan. Last year, the festival focused on the theme, “Self Responsibility”.
The JENESYS Programme aims to strengthen international relations among the youths of Southeast Asia and Japan by facilitating various cultural and academic exchanges. Participants to the JENESYS are selected by the NYC.
Stay tuned to the social media pages and website of the National Youth Commission for announcements and updates. #JENESYS