3rd Ortigas Vertical Cinema Contest among highlights of Ortigas Art Festival 2023

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Individuals who want to showcase their mobile video creations can join the 3rd Vertical Cinema Contest which is part of the 6th Ortigas Art Festival this year.

The contest is looking for 2-minute films shot using any smartphone or mobile device in portrait layout that carries the theme “Pursuit of Happiness.” Entries must be submitted by before midnight of August 6, 2023.

According to Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Chairman and CEO Tirso Cruz III, the vertical cinema contest is “an exciting avenue to push the creative boundaries of audio visual expression, especially in today’s modern age of smartphones and the internet.”

“This contest serves as a platform for our young and young-at-heart artists to explore new horizons and redefine the limits of artistic creation through digital technologies. We eagerly anticipate the groundbreaking works that will emerge from this competition,” he added.

Also, the FDCP curated the films “Sonata,” “Pauwi Na,” and “Paglipay” to be shown in the cinemas of Estancia Mall.

The Ortigas Art Festival 2023 continues its tradition to serve as a venue where art is democratize and is free for artists of various disciplines to showcase their creations. Their creations, under this year’s theme “Art for All: An Exhibition of Borderless Passion & Craft,” are currently displayed and is open to the public at the East Wing of Estancia Mall at Capital Commons until August 13, 2023.

Paintings and sculptures on display at the Estancia Mall are from talented artists from Agos Studio, Linangan Art Residency, Davao Artists, and Pasig Art Club. It is a first for the Ortigas Art Festival to invite artists coming from the provinces of Rizal, Pangasinan, Bulacan, and Davao.

The Redlab Gallery is showcasing visual artworks by artists using photography as their medium of expression. Similarly, the Ortigas Foundation has put on display from its library a selection of photos from the 1900-1920 taken from Southern Philippines and Cordillera.

Fashion takes part in the Ortigas Art Festival where Empire Philippines showcase some of the national costumes of Miss Universe Philippines candidates with the theme “ani” or “harvest.” Joining the display is the Couture and Bridal Dress Exhibit by Kaayo Modern Mindanao.

Dance is also part of the festival and is showcasing the talents from Sept by Step Performing Arts Studio, Philippine Ballet Theatre, Bugnaw Folkloric Dance Group, and Sindaw Philippines Performing Arts Guild.

The public is welcome to join activities and lessons to be held by some of the artists participating in this year’s Ortigas Art Festival. For more information, follow Ortigas Art Festival on Facebook (@ortigasartfestival), and Estancia on Facebook (@estanciaofficial) and Instagram (@estanciaph).

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