Dr. Carl Balita supports Mowelfund via Video Home Festival in September


SEPTEMPER is "Video Home Festival” featuring millennial filmmakers and their lockdown stories One of the hardest-hit industries in the coronaviru­s pandemic crisis is the entertainm­ent industry. All over the world, film, television, and theater production­s were put to a halt. Premieres, public screenings, and festivals were either put on hold or were cancelled altogether.

Good thing the crisis has also brought in opportunit­ies and a new home for entertaime­nt which is online.

Since the mid March quarantine, programs, series, films, and even festivals are held online which has proven that the entertainm­ent industry holds a significan­t part in people’s lives especially in time of crisis.

Dr. Carl Balita Production­s’ “VHF: Video Home Festival” which aims to not just to challenge the creativity of the filmmakers to create films under limited resources due to the quarantine but also to help the industry workers through the Movie Workers Welfare Foundation or Mowelfund.

Different filmmakers from diverse background­s have sent their entries to the festival. 19 films have made it to the final list of films competing for the Top 3 Best Films among other awards such as Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Audience Choice Award.

VHF is screening on September 3-4, 2020 through Binge Wave, an internatio­nal screening platform based in the US, which screens different film festivals all over the globe through their virtual theaters. Tickets are now available via It will be followed by You Tube streaming at youtube. com/cbrcreview on September 5-11. Awards night is on September 20, 2020.

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