BUTUAN CITY- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Caraga through the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) program officially launches its first-ever short feature/documentary film-making contest.

The competition, with the theme: “Highlighting the Impact of Community-Driven Development With Different Partner-Stakeholders in the Implementation of DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS Caraga”, is open to all filmmakers, videographers, students, and anyone interested in video production (group or individual).

According to DSWD OIC-Regional Director Mita Chuchi Gupana-Lim, the contest is organized mainly to promote and strengthen the program’s advocacy campaign for Community Driven-Development (CDD).

“With Kalahi-CIDSS (specifically KALAHI CIDSS – National Community Driven Development Project) coming to a close in 2019, the program implementers are trying to sustain the impact of the program with the different stakeholders, most specially, the partner – beneficiaries. The launching of the Kalahi-CIDSS short film/documentary competition will add a fresh perspective on the program implementation and impact, coming from an outsider’s view,” Lim said.

A maximum of 5 team members is allowed for each participant/team. Entrants of the competition will have the chance to win the following prizes:

1st Prize: Php40,000

2nd Prize: Php30,000

3rd Prize: Php20,000

3 consolation prizes Php5,000

Entries will be judged based on these criteria:

Composition- 30%

Relevance to the Theme-30%



At most two (2) members of each team are required to attend the orientation for the contest to be conducted this coming October 3, 2017 , 9:00 am at the DSWD Caraga Field Office, R. Palma Street in this city.

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