Minic Media LLC today announced the launching of The Pinoy.TV, an online video festival based on themes that hopes to introduce the Phliippines globally through online videos.
Every month a new theme is open for submission, with entries up for ratings from site visitors. Entries should not be longer than 10 minutes and should interpret the theme.
“We are after the interpretation of themes because it is what should tell the story about Filipinos,” Minic Rivera, founder of The Pinoy.TV said.
“I am a Filipino” kicks off the festival as theme for March. At the end of every month, the winner gets $100 as prize.
“It is my hope to introduce my roots to the global community the way it should be seen. At the same time, it is wish to see Filipinos getting into online videos,” Rivera added.
I had written a more detailed explanation of the project at Blog Addicts. Over the past few weeks I had come to know Minic as one of the nicest people on the Internet. He is also one of the examples of how intertwined my life is with the work I do as he also writes the new Inside Online Video blog of b5media (PRESS RELEASE here) and was also involved in some capacity with Inquirer.net (formerly INQ7.net) before he went abroad.
My getting to know Minic is a classic example of how small the blogosphere really is. Prior to this, I had only heard his name in search engine whispers and blogrolls and now we share online snack moments with our favorite junk food.
The Pinoy.TV is also a sponsor for the Philippine Blog Awards happening this March 31 2007.