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To Farm Film Festival now on its 2nd year

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A thanksgiving party was held at the EDSA Shangrila-La Hotel recently in celebration of the success of the first ToFarm Film Festival, which will be screened at SM City Cebu, then at SM Davao Ecoland next month.

Maryo J. delos Reyes and Dr. Milagros How (mb.com.ph)

Maryo J. delos Reyes and Dr. Milagros How

The event coincided with the announcement of the 2nd ToFarm Film Festival with the theme “Planting the Seeds of Change.” While the first ToFarm Film Festival, focused on giving the public a glimpse of the farmers’ plight, the second installment of the festival looks to the future. “With attention channeled to leveling up the agricultural sector by merging the traditional with the modern,” the organizers said.

Like in the first ToFarm Film Festival, six film scripts will be selected by the screening committee and each would be given a P1.5 million grant. Entries should be submitted no later than Nov. 18 to the ToFarm Secretariat Office at Harvester Corporate Center on P. Tuazon St. in Cubao.

The stories should be original. It could be fictional or inspired by true accounts but it should ultimately be about a farmer, livestock raiser, fisher folk or other individuals whose livelihood is related to agriculture.

The Best Film will receive P500,000; the 2nd Best Film, P400,000; and the 3rd Best Film, P300,000. The Special Jury Award comes with P100,000 cash prize. The awarding ceremonies will be held on July 18, 2017.

The ToFarm Film Festival is pioneered by Universal Harvester Inc. Executive Vice President Dr. Milagros How, with Maryo J. delos Reyes as festival director.

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Robin and Rommel Padilla

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