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Out & UP - Pinoy Queer Film Festival

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'Out & UP - Pinoy Queer Film Festival' organized by the UP Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts, the UP Diliman Information Office, the UP College of Mass Communications and the UP Film Institute, is calling for entries for local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)-themed full-length digital motion pictures. Deadline for submission of entries is on October 16, 2009.

Qualified entries for the main competition, dubbed as 'the Fab Five', will be screened for the duration of the festival with opening and closing festivities to be graced by distinguished personalities from November 23, 2009 to December 1, 2009. Forums, exhibits and more distinct events alternate as festival highlights. The festival shall unveil the result of a survey for the all-time best Filipino gay films and the first recipient of Fab Icon Award, a lifetime achievement honor for a celebrity figure much adored in the LGBT circles.

Official venues for the various festival events include the UP Film Institute's Cine Adarna, Ishmael Bernal Gallery and Videotheque.

For more information, call 9250286 or 9263640. Competition mechanics, festival rules and regulations and entry forms may be downloaded from www.upfilminstitute.net.

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