DokyuBata: Isang Pagdiriwang ng Dokyumentaryong Pantelebisyon Para sa Batang Pilipino


In 2015, NCCT spearheaded a project called “Cine Pambata,” a film festival for and by children. While the festival was successful in receiving quality entries and screening these to various audiences around the country, the medium of film was not the best fit for the mandate of the agency. This year, in an effort to carry on with the goals of the festival with a more suitable medium, NCCT will hold its video documentary contest called “DokyuBata: Isang Pagdiriwang ng Dokyumentaryong Pantelebisyon Para sa Batang Pilipino”.

The switch from film to documentary helps the agency fulfill its role of promoting and encouraging the production and broadcasting of child-friendly programs for Filipino children. For the festival entries, NCCT will be calling on high school, and college students to create and submit their documentaries. Each year, NCCT will release its theme for DokyuBata. The theme will serve as the anchor for entrants in creating and developing the content of their documentaries.

DokyuBata will have two divisions: the Children (12-17 years old) and the Young Adults (18-23 years old).  For the Children Division, the video documentary entry should have a duration of 3 to 5 minutes while 6 to 10 minutes for Young Adult Division respectively. All entries received will undergo uniform evaluation to be narrowed down into Top 10 per division. The Top 10 will then be screened during the festival proper. As for the winners, they will be chosen by a credible panel of judges prior to the festival. The panel will be composed of one (1) documentary filmmaker, one (1) media educator, one (1) academician, one (1) NCCT representative, and one (1) from the partner organization.


    1. Provide an avenue where aspiring young Television documentarists can showcase and share their talents.
    2. Raise awareness on the value and necessity of child-friendly television content and highlight the feasibility of producing quality programs.
    3. Encourage children and the youth to promulgate meaningful television content by exposing them to quality documentaries.
    4. Celebrate local talent and child-friendly television programs.
    5. Promote child participation in social issues.