5th Dokyubata Video Documentary Contest
The National Council for Children’s Television (NCCT), an attached agency of the Department of Education (DepEd), recognizes the role of children in nation building, as well as the importance and impact of television programs that can influence their values and shape their well-being. The primary mandate of NCCT-to produce quality television programs that reflect the needs, concerns, and interests of Filipino children-is the ultimate reason why DokyuBata was created.
DokyuBata: Isang Pagdiriwang ng Dokumentaryong Pantelebisyon Para sa Batang Filipino is an annual video documentary contest that started in 2017. It aims to
a. provide an avenue where aspiring young television documentarists can showcase and share their talents;
b. raise awareness on the value and necessity of child-friendly television content and highlight the feasibility of producing quality programs;
c. encourage the children, you the and professionals to promulgate meaningful television content by exposing them to quality documentaries;
d. promote child participation on pressing issues that directly affect their
total development; and
e. encourage the participation of the citizenry in creating child-friendly
For its fifth year, NCCT is launching five major activities:
- DokyuBata Masterclass – July 2021 (date to be announced)
- DokyuBata Rewind – September 2021 (date to be announced)
- DokyuBata Classroom – October 2021 (date to be announced)
- DokyuBata Virtual Screening DokyuBata National Awarding Ceremonies – November 9 to 11, 2021
- DokyuBata National Awarding Ceremonies – November 12, 2021
DokyuBata Masterclass is a 3-day workshop in July to train aspiring documentary filmmakers and help them in creating excellent documentaries. Students and teachers are encouraged to attend the Masterclass on how to make a child-friendly documentary.
The competition has three competing divisions, and is open to junior or senior high school students, educators, government officials, representatives from the youth sector, film documentarists, and content creators all over the country.
a. Children Division
i. Open to children aged 12-17 years old
ii. Video documentaries must have a maximum running time of 5
b. Young Adult Division
i. Open to youth aged 18 to 23 years old
ii. Video documentaries must have a maximum running time of 10 minutes.
c. Adult Division
i. Open to individuals aged 24 years old and above
11. Video documentaries must have a maximum running time of 15 minutes.
Each schools division of DepEd is encouraged to send at least one DokyuBata entry. The documentary should adhere to the theme, which will be announced on August 2021.
The 5th DokyuBata Contest Mechanics and highlights of the contest are provided in the enclosure.
The schedule and details of the five major activities will be posted on the NCCT Facebook page and at www.ncct.gov.ph, its official website.
For more information, please contact Ms. Flor Capadusa, Project Development Officer I, National Council for Children’s Television, 4 /F , AL Building, # 1 Campanilla Street, Barangay Mariana, New Manila, Quezon City through email at [email protected] and florkatrina. capadu [email protected] ph.
Read DepEd MEMORANDUM No. 033 , s. 2021 for more details.