The 4th Quisumbing-Escandor Film Festival For Health: Bilang Nilalang launches Kwentong COVID

The Quisumbing-Escandor Film Festival For Health: Bilang Nilalang presents Kwentong COVID – a photoblog series featuring the everyday struggles Filipinos have faced amidst the most impactful health crisis of the current century.

Kwentong COVID features the stories of struggles and successes of the Filipino people, especially the unheard and marginalized, in the time of the pandemic. Through these stories, the Quisumbing – Escandor Film Festival for Health (QEFF) advocates for a more inclusive and informed pandemic preparedness and response policy. Kwentong COVID will run from November 5 to 30 and will be released during these dates: November 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, and 30. To hear these stories and for more Kwentong COVID updates, you may subscribe to the QEFF Facebook page at

The Quisumbing – Escandor Film Festival for Health (QEFF) is a nationwide film-making competition and film caravan. Since 2008, its films have been used by senators, policy makers, teachers, and advocates to initiate discussions about important health issues. Now on its fourth installment, QEFF tackles the most damaging and widespread health issue – the COVID-19 pandemic. With the theme, β€œBilang Nilalang,” it aims to gather scripts and short films that highlight the stories of the Filipino people during these extremely difficult times. Adhering to current guidelines and restrictions, QEFF aims to hold one of the first online film festivals showcasing Filipino talents and stories. We are accepting film proposals and films that were completed before October 1, 2020. The deadline of submissions will be on December 19, 2020. The top film proposals and selected films will be guaranteed a slot in the film festival screening and exclusive filmmaking workshop! Over PHP 250,000 worth of prizes will be awarded.

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