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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Like Documentaries? Then You'll Love the 3rd BUDOFEST!

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   3rd BUDOFest (Bicol University Documentary Festival)
The Bicol Organization of Neo-Journalists (BONJour) will be spearheading the 3rd Bicol University Documentary Festival (BUDOFEST) at Pacific Mall Cinemas 1 and 2 on January 18-19, 2012.

 BUDOFEST is an annual event organized by the Bicol University AB Journalism students to honor amateur Bicolano documentarists. With the theme "Y4MDG: Youth for Millennium Development Goals", this year’s BUDOFEST aims to prop up social development and responsibility by rousing the youth to get involved in attaining the Eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the United Nations.

After receiving entries from all over the Bicol Region, six documentaries will premiere at the BUDOFEST screening dates: 

             Semi-Pro presents "2K15: Kilos Kabataan Para Sa 2015"
             Salungguhit presents "ABAKADA + 12"
             Rush Hour presents "Dugo"
             One Heart presents "Sa Amin"
             Journforce presents "Tinapay"
             Malebug presents "Yawa"

 Entry screenings will be held at the Pacific Mall Cinemas 1 and 2 this coming January 18 and 19. Screening time is 7AM to 9AM with reruns from 9AM to 11AM.

Tickets are only Php 50.00 and are good for two screenings! If I was in charge, I would charge little more than this seeing as all of them are really amazing and well-crafted. I’ve gotten the privilege to watch the entries in advance and I must say that 50 Pesos is already a killer deal. The documentaries are all high-quality and it would be a shame if you missed this cinematic experience. 

BUDOFEST tickets are available at the Budyong Office located at the 4th Floor, Multi-Purpose Building, Bicol University and at the ticket booths outside Cinemas 1 and 2 at the screening dates. For tickets and inquiries, you may contact the following numbers: 09206528827, 09226384246 or 09169923162. You can also e-mail BONJour through their e-mail:

 Also, the BUDOFEST Awards Night will be held at the Bicol University College of Arts and Letters (CAL) Amphitheatre on January 19, 2012, 7PM.

 The following awards and prizes will be given at the said ceremony:

               First Place (P15,000.00)
               Second Place (P10,000.00)
               Third Place (P5,000.00)
               Fourth and Fifth Place (P2,000.00)
               Best in Cinematography
               Best in Narration
               Best in Art Direction
               Best in Film Editing
               Gawad Plaridel

Looking forward to seeing you all there! Please do drop by the cinemas if you have the time. Let’s support Bicolano filmmakers!

1 comment:

  1. Hi folks, this is so cool! I found your site accidentally as I run a program here in Melbourne Australia called CULTURE SHACK through two universities - currently Monash University where I work - and love the fact that now you have the same name. We should get together and Culture Shack across the water! --- write me back if you are interested, at
    Cheers for now :)


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