CARD MRI launches first community film fest

Posted on May 31, 2022

CARD MRI launches SINEMAYA”, a short film competition for its clients and staff, with an announcement on their Facebook Page on April 22, 2022.

With the theme “Magkaugnay ang Lahat”, the film competition aims to highlight its clients’ story and journey with CARD MRI as they make their dreams come true and move out of poverty. With the success of its clients, CARD MRI establishes its strong foundation as an organization that works together with the people towards a better future, mirroring the contest’s theme of correlation.

The contest’s name comes from the words “SINE” and “MAYA”. “SINE” translates to cinema, where people watch films. “MAYA” pertains to the Maya, a type of bird found in the country that symbolizes simplicity, creativity, and strengthening of one’s community, characteristics that CARD MRI exemplifies.

Mechanics of the contest

The contest is open to groups of CARD clients, staff, and their family members. To qualify, clients should be with CARD MRI for at least five years or belonging to centers established for more than five years. Qualified centers may ask their family members for help in producing their entry. The unit’s Account Officers and Unit Managers may also assist their centers during the production process. The staff will also serve as the representative and point person if the production team of the center.

Interested centers may get their proposal templates at CARD MRI’s Official Facebook page. Proposals will undergo a two-stage screening. The first stage will screen the top 20 proposals out of all the entries. The centers of the chosen 20 will receive a cash prize of PhP2,000 and products from CARD Astro worth PhP1,000.

The top 20 centers will then undergo a training on scriptwriting to enhance their skills. They will then move on to the second stage wherein the best ten scripts will be chosen as finalists, giving the centers another set of prizes which includes PHP 5,000 cash and PhP2,000 worth of BotiCARD products.

From then on, CARD MRI will provide a video production training and acting workshop to further help the centers develop their entries. The films of participating centers will be available for screening by the end of the year and will be followed by the awarding ceremony. Different awards, such as best actor, best actress, best film, and many more will be given.

CARD MRI Managing Director Mr. Aristeo A. Dequito expresses his excitement for the centers’ entries. “With all the years CARD MRI has been with its clients, countless stories of hope, inspiration, and dedication are waiting to be told. With film as our chosen medium, this will truly be a celebration of our members’ stories as they achieve their dreams,” he said.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is on May 30, 2022. For more information on the contest and its mechanics, visit CARD MRI’s Official Facebook page @CARDMRIOfficial.