Join TOFARM Film Festival

TOFARM Film Festival is the brainchild of Dr. Milagros O. How, Executive Vice President of Universal Harvester, Inc. This festival aims to uplift the farmers as well as his professional development. It is most worthy and significant since this is the only film festival that showcases the lives, journeys, aspirations, trials and tribulations – failures and successes of the farmers and other stewards of agriculture.
The festival will give them the acknowledgement, honor and the respect due them as caretakers of our resources from the Great Creator.

 

The theme for the 2nd TOFARM Film Festival 2017 is“Planting the seeds of change.” Because of the advent of change and the fast development of modern technology as well as the changes in attitudes, cultures, mores and lifestyles, the farmer needs to open himself up to new visions and perspectives. He is encouraged to look for innovative approaches to farming and agriculture, fishing and animal husbandry. These objectives should be incorporated in the film entries. A total of six (6) film scripts will be selected by the TOFARM Film Festival Screening Committee and will each be given grants for production.

 

 

 

INFOMERCIAL CONTEST

 

PRIZES:

                              1st Prize: P120,000

                              2nd Prize: P100,000

                              3rd Prize: P80,000

GUIDELINES:

  • Download the entry form DOWNLOAD page
  • Remember to include the following:
    • Brand and model of camera, phone or tablet used
    • Location where the video was taken
    • Title of the video
    • Name and address of the subject farmer, fisher folk, livestock raiser or other related individuals
    • Indicate if amateur or professional videographer
  • The participant must choose a topic and submit a one to three (1-3) minute screenplay following this year’s theme: “TOFARM: Farmers at Work.”
  • Below are suggested infomercial features in connection with the theme:
    • Using fertilizer products of UHI
    • Farming, fishery and/or livestock best practices
    • Inorganic and organic applications
    • Curing a specific disease or infestation
    • How to improve farmer financial capability
    • Other topics are subject to the organizer’s approval
  • All interested videographers are requested to bring the following requirements to the TOFARM Secretariat Office, 10th floor, Harvester Corporate Center, 158 P. Tuazon, cor. 7th & 8th Ave, Cubao, Quezon City:
    • Duly accomplished TOFARM entry form
    • Synopsis in Filipino or English (1 page, 12 pts font size, Arial, Double Space)
    • Resume of the proponent
  • Upon the organizing committee’s topic and screenplay approval, the committee will signal the proponent to proceed with the development of the video. Please expect the approval on _________.
  • Submit your entry in DVD format on or before January 30, 2016.

 

PHOTO CONTEST

PRIZES

           DSLR Photos                              Non-DSLR 

            1st Prize: P100, 000                   1st Prize: P50, 000 

           2nd Prize: P80, 000                 2nd Prize: P40, 000

            3rd Prize: P60, 000                  3rd Prize: P30, 000

 

GUIDELINES

  1. There will be two (2) categories for the photo contest; DSLR and NON-DSLR.
    DSLR category where only DSLR shot photos are accepted and a specific brand sponsor may award their own best photo; non-DSLR category where photos taken using point-and-shoot cameras, mobile phones, tablet, etc., are accepted and a specific brand sponsor may award their own best photo.
  2. Download the entry form the DOWNLOAD page 
  3. Remember to include the following:
    • Brand and model of camera, phone or tablet used
    • Location where the photo was take.
    • Title of the photo
    • Name and address of the subject farmer, fisher folk, livestock raiser or other related individuals
    • Indicate if amateur or professional videographer
  4. The proponent must submit three (3) photos preferably one (1) serious photo, one (1) funny photo and one (1) selfie as a proof that the proponent took the photos.
  5. The proponent must follow this year’s theme: “TOFARM: Farmers at Work.”
  6. The proponent is requested to give a high resolution in jpeg (300dpi) together with its corresponding RAW file.
  7.  Only minimal editing and modifications such as cropping, brightness and contrast adjustments are allowed.
  8. All interested photographers are requested to pass the following to tofarm.farmeratwork@gmail.com on or before October 16, 2016:
    • Duly accomplished 2016 entry form
    • Resume of the proponent

 

The woman represents Philippine agriculture. She is responsible for the whole nation’s nourishment. She cultivates the land, takes care and harvests the crops and delivers produce to feed Filipino families.

She raises the TOFARM plate to acknowledge and give recognition to the noble champions of agriculture – our farmers.

 

She also leans forward to encourage advancement in agriculture. She uses the film strip as an “alampay.” The beauty and power of cinema is a tool to put a spotlight onto the farmers’ lives – their triumph and tribulations, challenges and success.

  • -All interested amateur and professional writers, students, hobbyists, farmers, and media practitioners, producers, directors etc. must submit the following requirements on or before December 16, 2015, Friday to the TOFARM Secretariat Office, 10th floor, Harvester Corporate Center, 158 P. Tuazon, cor. 7th & 8th Ave, Cubao, Quezon City:
    • -Duly accomplished 2017 TOFARM Film Festival form available at www.tofarm.org
    • -Synopsis written in Filipino or English (1 page, 12 pts font size, Arial, Double Space) on a letter sized bond paper. The synopsis and screenplay must -not contain the name of the writer. Writers name will have to be declared on a separate sheet with the title of the screenplay.
    • -Full length screenplays in Filipino (in 12 pts font size, Arial, Double Space on a letter sized bond paper.)
    • -Resume of the proponent/writer/director/producer
    • -Samples of previous work (if any) in DVD format
  • -Four (4) copies of each entry must be submitted properly labeled with the following information:
    • -Title of the film entry
    • -Participants’ name (Director/Writer)
    • -Contact details
  • -Each of the six (6) finalists will receive a seed production grant in the amount of PhP 1,500,000.00 to be released in three (3) tranches at PhP 500,000 each.
  • -The director/producer is encouraged to solicit additional funds to augment his production costs in which TOFARM shall not be liable for reimbursement. 
  • -Director/producer of the films must submit the following materials to the Festival committee for promotional and exhibition purposes:
    • -Behind the scenes materials. (BTS)
    • -Teaser and trailer of the film. (in HD format)
    • -Major credit titles (soft and hard copies) of the film.
    • -Vertical posters in CD jpeg format
  • -The deadline for submission of the completed full-length film is on June 20, 2017. 
  • -The film festival awarding ceremony will be held at 7PM, July 18, 2017, at a venue to be announced later. 
  • -The film shall not be less than 75 minutes. This year’s theme is: Planting the Seeds of Change.  Story can be original or fiction but must be inspired by true accounts of a farmer, livestock raiser, fisher folk or other related individuals to agriculture.

 

  • -The members of the organizing committee are disqualified from joining the competition.

 

  • -Interested participants may submit a maximum of two (2) entries. However, only one entry per proponent shall be considered as a finalist.

 

  • -All finalists must have their premiere screening during the TOFARM Film Festival.

 

  • -All works must be strictly independent films and not produced by commercial producers. 

 

  • -Encouraged are different genres: comedy, drama, romance, action, suspense, horror and fantasy or combinations

 

  • -All entries must be submitted in a data file HD format.

 

  • -The total production budget for the film may exceed PhP 1,500,000. The proponent shall submit the copy of detailed financial statement/expenses of the grant. Additional expenses solicited from sponsors, donors, etc. by the director/producer shall be the sole responsibility of the director and TOFARM will not be responsible for any reimbursement. 

 

  • -Due to copyright laws, the music used in any entry must be original, licensed or public domain.

 

  • -Dialogue should be in Filipino or any Philippine dialect as deemed appropriate. All entries must be subtitled in English upon submission.

 

  • -Ownership of the film rights shall be on a 50% / 50% basis between TOFARM and the director/producer. The same system of sharing will be applied in all ancillary rights and pertinent negotiations, whether the film is sold, rented or leased in the Philippines or abroad.

 

  • -Proponents should assign a single representative to act on behalf of his team. All official communications shall be addressed to the said representative. The TOFARM Festival committee shall not be liable for any controversy regarding the sharing of awards among the members of the team.

 

  • -TOFARM shall ensure the safety of the films throughout the period in which the materials are in its custody.

 

  • -The organizer and its agencies reserve the right to use the entry’s name and/or materials for the purpose of publicity, advertising, and/or promotion without prior compensation or notice.

 

  • -The organizer reserves the right to cancel, change or amend this contest and its Rules and Regulations

 

  • -The decision of the Board of Judges is final.

Best Picture TOFARM 2017

Php 500,000.00 and a TOFARM FILM FESTIVAL Trophy

2nd Best Picture TOFARM 2017

Php 400,000.00 and a TOFARM FILM FESTIVAL Trophy

3rd Best Picture TOFARM 2017

Php 300,000.00 and a TOFARM FILM FESTIVAL Trophy

Special Jury Award

TOFARM FILM FESTIVAL Trophy

Best Director

TOFARM FILM FESTIVAL Trophy

Best Actor

TOFARM FILM FESTIVAL Trophy

Best Actress

TOFARM FILM FESTIVAL Trophy

Best Supporting Actor

TOFARM FILM FESTIVAL Trophy

Best Supporting Actress

TOFARM FILM FESTIVAL Trophy

Best Screenplay

TOFARM FILM FESTIVAL Trophy

Best Story

TOFARM FILM FESTIVAL Trophy

Best Music

TOFARM FILM FESTIVAL Trophy

Best Sound

TOFARM FILM FESTIVAL Trophy

Best Editing

TOFARM FILM FESTIVAL Trophy

Best Cinematography

TOFARM FILM FESTIVAL Trophy

Best Production Design

TOFARM FILM FESTIVAL Trophy

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ROY IGLESIAS
Writer, Director

 

JAKE TORDESILLAS
GMA Creative Consultant, Scriptwriter

 

ERIK MATTI
Director, Screenwriter, Producer

DR. GRACE JAVIER ALFONSO
Writer, Director, Visual Artist

 

PEQUE GALLAGA
Director, Screenwriter, Production Designer

 

JACLYN JOSE
TV & Film Actress

 

RICKY LEE
Screenwriter, Journalist, Playwright

 

ODYSSEY M. FLORES
Director of Photography

BAKLAD
Topel Lee
Genre: Drama, Dark Comedy

 

HIGH TIDE
Tara Illenberger
Genre: Drama, Adventure

 

INSTALADO
Jason Paul Laxamana
Genre: Social Science Fiction

 

KAMUNGGAY (“Malunggay”)
Victor Acedillo, Jr.
Genre: Comedy, Light Drama

 

SINANDOMENG
Byron Bryant
Genre: Comedy

 

WHAT HOME FEELS LIKE
Joseph Abello
Genre: Domestic, Family drama

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