Cinema One is not pushing through with the Cinema One (C1) Originals film festival this 2020 because of COVID-19.
Festival director Ronald Arguelles released a statement about the cancellation of the film festival.
The March 16 deadline for script submission has been extended until June 1, 2020.
Here is the full statement of Cinema One (published as is) released today, March 31:
"CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS puts off the film festival slated this year and extends deadline for the submission of script entries for the 2021 C1 Originals Film Festival until JUNE 1 (MONDAY).
"'We've decided to postpone this year's C1 Originals given the detrimental COVID-19 pandemic we are facing,' said festival director Ronald Arguelles. 'The health and safety of our filmmakers, artists, and productions teams is our priority.'
"The requirement of C1 Originals – complete scripts with sequence treatment – may be original or adapted and must be a directorial debut or a filmmaker's second producted full-length feature film. Selected finalists will then be granted a P3 million production budget each."