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ASEAN 50th anniversary event for Children:


ANAK TV and Council for the Welfare of Children launch “SINEBATA 2017: On The Road to the First Southeast Asia Prix Jeunesse”



The nationwide search is on for the best video produced for and by children with the launching of SINEBATA 2017, the winners of which will represent the country in the first ever South East Asia Prix Jeunesse Children’s Video Festival in November in Manila.

The launching of “Sinebata: On The Road to the First Southeast Asia Prix Jeunesse” is set on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

Anak TV and the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), as the government lead advocate and monitor of child rights in the Philippines, are the main organizers for this event -- the SEA Prix Jeunesse is set on November 27-29, 2017 at the PICC.

The team agreed to request the Department of Foreign Affairs for the SEA-Prix Jeunesse project to be included in the calendar of commemorative activities and side events for the Philippine chairmanship to the ASEAN’s 50th anniversary celebration.

With the theme, “Pride in Self, Family and Traditions, the aim of this children’s video festival is “to promote a quality and value-oriented media space for children and their families.”


The project will be the culminating activity for the nationwide observance of the Children’s Month, which is celebrated every November pursuant to Republic Act No. 10661, a statement from CWC and Anak TV.

CWC and Anak TV shares the same advocacy with CWC which is to ensure active engagement not only with government bodies but also with civil society groups and families.

During the launch of Sinebata 2017, Anak TV, President Elvira Yap Go will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Council for the Welfare of Children, headed by Executive Director V, Ms. Mary Mitzi L. Cajayon-Uy and Deputy Executive Director IV, Atty. Marijoy D. Segui.

These are the 10 categories for Sinebata 2017.

For professionals, the following categories are listed for works of those affiliated with any listed terrestrial or cable stations, whose work have been aired between January 2016- June 2017:

Fiction  -   programs designed for children under 7

Fiction  -   programs designed for children 8-12 years old

Fiction -   programs designed for children 13-17 years old

Non-fiction -   programs  designed for children under 7

Non- fiction -  programs designed for children 8-12 years old

Non-fiction -   programs designed for children 13- 17 years old

The next category is for amateurs, including works which have not been aired, and who have not won any award in local or international video festivals.

The three other categories are for children, namely video that depicts “pride in self”, video that depicts “pride in family”, and video that depicts “pride in traditions”.

Entries may be sent to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Entry forms can be downloaded from the Anak TV website, www.anaktv.com.

The deadline for submission of entries is at the close of office hours on September 15, 2017.


Also   on Tuesday, the   website   of the  Southeast Asia  Prix  Jeunesse      will be launched, together with STI which helped to create the website.


For more info visit  their website http://anaktv.com/Projects_Sinebata2016.htm