Over the last 100 years the Catholic media has been on the fore-front with its struggle for justice and democracy in Guyana.
The news media under the Catholic Church in Guyana started initially with the newspaper, Catholic Standard, which remains active and has advanced to the E-Standard. In addition to the Standard, we now have Diocese & Jesuit websites, Youth Blogging, Media, Standard and Television Pages on Facebook.
Loyola Film Festival Judge, Mr Kojo McPherson delivers his remarks at the Loyola Film Festival 2014.
-Submitted by Mr Rustom Seegopaul
Loyola Film Festival 2014 Winning Entry
This Documentary examines the copyright law and legislation in Guyana through the eyes of a handful of local artists, creatives and producers. It looks at some of the problems they face and how they survive without this, the simplest form of their protection of their intellectual assets.
The Loyola Documentary Film Festival (organized by CatholicTV Guyana) aims to promote and create awareness among people on socio-economic and cultural issues that affect us as a nation. It allows film-makers and corporate bodies to actively engage in promotion and development of skills and expertise of Guyanese.
a) To document livelihood issues of the rural and urban poor across Guyana.
b) To identify and bring to light situations that affect the survival and human rights of the people..
c) To advocate with policy makers for changes in policies, and with social leaders for change in practices.
The subject of the film must be on socio-economic and cultural issues of Guyana only.
· Film completed within the year 2014 to 2015 · Entries without the duly filled-in entry forms will not be considered. · Two DVD copies (NTSC format) of the film should be submitted IN A SEALED AND PROPERLY LABELLED ENVELOPE WITH BIBLIOGRAPHY AND OVERVIEW. · Each entry item should be labeled with title, running time, name of director and date of production. · Only films received up to JUNE 15, 2015 will be considered. · Films once entered cannot be withdrawn. · Entering films indicates acceptance that the entered copies will be part of the CatholicTV, GUYANA Library and for Screenings. · The films kept in our archive will not be screened commercially or sold.
· Age: Applicants must be 16 years and older.
· Origin: Must be Guyanese
· Application: A completed application form must be submitted with the registration fee, and a copy of a form of national ID or passport.
· Participation: A producer or cast member should not be in more than one submission
3. EVALUATION PROCESS
The directors/producers of short listed entries will be notified by the last week of June 30, 2015.
Judges: The three-member Jury will meet to evaluate the shortlisted entries and select the top winners.
For a blind and fair review, the identities of the Screening Committee and Jury members will not be disclosed until the viewings for judging.