Philstar Global — 26.6.2022
Filmmaking is a rigorous work to complete. Imagine how doubly hard it would be when it is done amidst a pandemic.
For the directors from around the country of the six short film entries in the first-ever Healthy Pilipinas Short Film Festival (HPSFF), their desire to present narratives promoting healthy living put all the hitches out of the way.
According to the press release, HPSFF is a communication campaign, spearheaded by the Department of Health (DOH), which aims to encourage positive health habits among Filipinos, especially toward the prevention and mitigation of the spread of disease. The health department partnered with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) beginning in 2021 to launch the filmfest in recognition of the power of cinema to advocate a healthy lifestyle.
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