The Film Academy of the Philippines’ 2nd SINE PANITIK SCRIPTWRITING CONTEST is extended to September 30

1. The Sine Panitik Scriptwriting Contest is open to all scriptwriters, students or professionals.

2. The screenplays must be adapted from 22 Filipino short stories 

(13 written in English and nine in Tagalog), listed here under:

The short stories in English are as follows:

Children of the Ash-Covered Loam by NVM Gonzales
Dead Stars by Paz Marquez Benitez
How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife by Manuel E. Arguilla
Midsummer by Miguel Arguilla
My Brother’s Peculiar Chicken by Alejandro R. Roces
My Father Goes to Court by Carlos Bulosan
The Bread of Salt by NVM Gonzales
The Mats by Francisco Arcellana;

For the years 2000 and up:

In Transit by Rebecca E. Khan
Shut Up and Live by Lakambini Sitoy
The Death of Fray Salvador Montero by Rosario Ma. Lucero
The Woman in the Box by Jose Dalisay Jr.
and We Won’t Cry About This by Socorro Villanueva.

The short stories in Tagalog are as follows:

Banyaga ni Liwayway A. Arceo
Lugmok na ang Nayon ni Edgardo M. Reyes
May Buhay sa Looban ni Pedro S. Dandan
Suyuan sa Tubigan ni Macario Pineda

For the years 2000 and up:

Ang Apo ni Lola Soledad ni Edgardo Maranan
Apokalipsis ni Alvin B. Yapan
Apong Simon ni Reynaldo Duque
Sandosenang Sapatos ni Luis Gatmaitan
Si Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Marino ni Eros S. Atalia.

A three-man board of judges will choose the six best screenplays adapted from seven different short stories. Each winning screenplay will receive P20,000.00 (subject to withholding taxes). The scriptwriters, however, will still receive talent fees as scriptwriters during the production of the Sine Panitik film trilogies.

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