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Here are the participating teams for this year’s The Guerilla Filmathon


The hearts of many filmmakers jumped as the Mindanao Film and Television Development Foundation Inc. (MFTDFI)’s Guerrilla Filmathon team announced its call for entries this year!

The Guerrilla Filmathon is a filmmaking competition where teams of filmmakers produce their short films in only 24 hours and at the same time face adventure race-style challenges. This year, in partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), they proved that filmmaking knows no limitations and announced The Guerrilla Filmathon: Screen life Edition which will be held online and streamed LIVE for everyone to see. In this edition, 3 to 10-minute short films in the “screen-life” sub-genre will be made with 50K+ worth of prizes at stake.

Filmmakers from around the Philippines dared to take part in this edition which will be held on October 31-November 1, 2020:

Team Babagum from Davao City, Duwende Films from Davao City, Team Dugmok from Davao City, Buklat Creations from Digos City, Ilustrados from Ozamis City, RDV Entertainment from Las Piñas City, Tambay Series from Koronadal City and Blank Productions with members hailing from Davao City, Cotabato City and Panabo City. Screening of their films online will follow on November 2, 2020, 7pm.

With passion and their adventurous spirit in their blood, MFTDFI wishes them the best of luck as they brave through this year’s Guerrilla Filmathon: Screen Life Edition.

This is the eighth iconic edition of the Guerrilla Filmathon. The event was spearheaded by MFTDFI in 2014 with the Windows Phone edition wherein the contestants (or the “Filmathoners”) were challenged to film using solely a Nokia Lumia Smartphone. With its success, it was followed by the Canon Edition, sponsored by Canon itself. As they started gathering followers, they were recognized by the Provincial Government, and held the Davao del Norte Edition in 2016 in Tagum City. Not long after, they were commissioned by the City of Davao to hold the Araw ng Davao 2017 Edition wherein the filmathoners were challenged to make a short film with the theme, “Davao City: Life is Here”.

The sixth edition was the Cinema Rehiyon 9, part of the 9th year of NCCA’s Cinema Rehiyon held in Nabunturan. In 2018, the FDCP, in partnership with the Intramuros Administration, wanted to bring this one-of-a-kind filmmaking competition to the City of Manila and held the #WeAreIntramurosEdition, wherein the student filmathoners were challenged to make the short film within the walls of Intramuros. The seventh edition was the AgainsT Single-Use Plastics (ATSUP) Davao Edition, commissioned by the city for its campaign against single-use plastics.

This event is definitely not one to miss, and most importantly, brings hope and excitement to the nation’s film industry in its most struggling time.