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Sillimanians to compete for SFO5

By Francis Ryan Pabiania | News Writer

Vol. XCI No. 16

Jan. 24, 2020

Locally made films of Sillimanian filmmakers and enthusiasts are set to compete for the Silliman Film Open 5 (SFO5) to emphasize the importance of local stories on Feb 16 at the Multipurpose Hall. 

SFO5 organizer EJ Casio said, “We are really working hard with this years’ film open by reaching out to the Silliman University (SU) community to join and tell their stories through film.” 

The competition was themed, “Stories of Home” which aims to showcase the local stories of home and culture. “We have a lot of stories in our community that needs to be told,” said Casio. 

The Silliman Film Open is the annual short film competition for student filmmakers in SU. 

The film festival is available for open category and a one-minute film was added as a new category for this year, while the rules and regulations remained the same. 

According to Casio, the competition targets to cultivate the film culture in Silliman and to celebrate local Filipino films because for him, “the world deserves to know our story.” 

The organizers expect 10 and six originally made live-action fiction short film for the one-minute and open categories respectively. 

The organizers of the event are the Reel Hub, the official film organization in the University, Kapunungan ng mga Mass Communicators and SU Culture and Arts Council. Moreover,  the film competition is also in celebration of the Arts Month in Dumaguete City. 


Photo from Silliman Film Open’s Facebook Page.


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