IGersManila Turns 6, Celebrates Earth Day

This 18th of April 2017 or #418, is IGersManila’s 6th founding anniversary. And in partnership with @ManilaBulletin’s Earth Day celebration, we’re asking you our fellow IGers to keep the good vibes rolling by sharing visual stories of your best nature experiences in and around the Philippines for a special #9pmhabit. Get the chance to have your photos published in the Earth Day edition of the Manila Bulletin newspaper.

To join, follow these mechanics:

  1. From today until 20-April-2017, we’re commemorating 6 years of Instagram’ing fun and good vibes with a special #9pmhabit that culminates into the curation of the best nature snapshots in time for Earth Day.
  2. Upload photos of your unforgettable moments spent with nature on Instagram – these can be photographs snapped with a cameraphone or a DSLR of our popular beaches, adventures on our enchanting forests and trekking the lushest of hills and mountains – places or spots we go to when we want to escape the city to breathe fresh air and savor the natural beauty of the Philippines.
  3. Tag your photos to @ManilaBulletin and @IGersManila and be sure to include the hashtags #MBEarthDay #IGMNL_MB #IGersManila #9pmhabit in your caption. If you can, add the geolocation where you took the photo, otherwise add the location of your photo in the caption.
  4. Make sure to only upload and tag photos you own.
  5. Your photos should be 3″ (W) x 2″ (H) in size, and in high resolution.
  6. After uploading and tagging your work on Instagram, send a copy of the original version to ask@igersmanila.com, including the link to your Instagram post, the title and caption, and the geolocation or location of the photo.
  7. Last day for submission of entries is until 20-April-2017.
  8. #PhotoPick winners from this special #9pmhabit will each earn 5 qualifying points, but will not in any way guarantee inclusion in the printing.
  9. Selection of photos for printing will be the sole discretion of Manila Bulletin.

Cheers to more years of Instagram’ing to #CreateShareInspire!

#ArtAppreciationDrive with Ford EcoSport

Last Wednesday, 22 March 2017, we were invited by Ford Philippines to experience a fun-filled day full of art appreciation and discovery using their compact urban SUV, Ford EcoSport.

The Ford EcoSport has started a new trend in the Philippine vehicle segment. Its trendy design became popular among ageing millennials, according to EJ Francisco, AVP for Communications, Ford Philippines . Urban driving is an ease as you can squeeze it through the busy streets of Metro Manila.

Our early morning meetup was at Ford Bonifacio Global City. We were oriented about our #ArtAppreciationDrive schedule using a white Ford EcoSport.

I drove the car together with Kat Lanot from Ford Philippines. | Copyright Photo: Brian Kevin, IGersManila

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Creating Pawsibilities with Kindness at #WWIM15❤️PH #WWIM15❤️

Kevin Systrom, Co-Founder and CEO of Instagram, recently announced Worldwide Instameet 15 to be held on the weekend of March 25 to 26, 2017 this time centered on the theme of kindness. And at IGersManila, we’re happy to oblige as we join communities across the globe in spreading kindness for #WWIM15❤️PH #WWIM15❤️. This will be the 24th Philippine Instameet / Manila Instameet.

Open to all Instagram’ers, registration is required. Limited slots available, go to bit.ly/wwim15ph for more details.

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#PIPE5 Finalists Announcement

#IGMNL announces #PIPE5 Finalists

After the week of call of submission of entries for the different categories for the 5th Philippine Instagram Photo Exhibit #PIPE5, @IGersManila announces the finalists who qualified for the next phase of the competition – #TheBattles.

READ: IGMNL introduces new categories for #PIPE5 

READ: #PIPE5 Mechanics

Congratulations to the finalists for the categories below!

CATEGORY: #PIPE5_KalyePH

 

CATEGORY: #PIPE5_Food

 

CATEGORY: #PIPE5_Nature

 

CATEGORY: #PIPE5_BNW

 

This page shall be updated as @IGersManila announces the winners on its Instagram page.

Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

#PIPE5 Mechanics

Excited to join  @IGersManila’s 5th Philippine Instagram Photo Exhibit #PIPE5? Please read the mechanics below!

RATIONALE

Instagramers Manila Philippines (@IGersManila), the official Philippine representative of the http://instagramers.com network of cities and international Instagram communities, conducts an annual event dubbed as the Philippine Instagram Photo Exhibit (#PIPE) showcasing Pinoy’s visual artistry, creativity and ingenuity through mobile photography and visual storytelling.

Promoting photography using smartphones, this annual event has featured snapshots taken mostly from streets and public places that captures the unique Pinoy culture and lifestyle, thus the hashtag #KalyePH.

EXHIBIT THEME

Now on it’s fifth annual run, the 5th Philippine Instagram Exhibit (“#PIPE5”), @IGersManila is deviating from the previous themes of the competition. This year’s exhibit shall adopt the theme ”Break The Rules!”
From the #PIPE tradition of focusing only on street photography #KalyePH, we are breaking the rules and going beyond the norm to expand the scope of the exhibit by including additional categories as part of the competition.
@IGersManila is also veering away from the structure of the previous exhibits by making this year’s exhibit an online competition only . Furthermore, the number of awards has been expanded to reflect the diversity of a community that @IGersManila has formed.

CATEGORIES
The new categories for #PIPE5 are the following:

  1. Street/#KalyePH
  2. Food/Drinks
  3. Portrait/People
  4. Nature/Landscape
  5. Black and White
  6. Typography
  7. Creative

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IGMNL introduces new categories for #PIPE5

With the theme “Break the Rules!”, this year’s Philippine Instagram Photo Exhibit is now on its fifth run.

From the usual #KalyePH gallery of entries, this year, the exhibit has expanded to include six new categories.

READ: #PIPE5 Mechanics

Check out the 7 categories for #PIPE5.

#KalyePH

 

Food and Drinks

 

Nature and Landscape

 

Portraits

 

Black and White

 

Typography

 

Creative

Check out @IGersManila’s #9pmhabit theme #IGM_PIPE5 and see the amazing sample photos submitted by our fellow IGers!

Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

Gala of German Film Festival – Who Am I (Kein System ist sicher)

Kein System ist sicher (No System is safe) as the producers dub it, Who Am I is a german film about a young computer wizard who established his name in the world of hacking. Last September 21, 2016, #IGersManila was invited to Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Gala of German Film Festival to watch how Benjamin, together with a neophyte hacker group became eminent to world’s professional hackers.

The event started with a brief introduction how the organizers came up with the idea of showcasing the German’s Film Industry to the Filipinos. Who Am I – Kein System ist sicher is the first movie shown in the said gala. The movie was produced in 2014 and was entirely shoot in Germany. The weight of the story is not too heavy as expected in German films. They are known to create stories of their rich culture with mostly depressing plots and for someone who don’t understand the language, I think, watching it will be a very good way to boost your interest in German movies, eine runde chillen (and chill for a bit.)

The film is filled with so much action that makes it visually appealing to the viewers. Baran bo Odar introduced us to an experimental cinematography because we felt as if we were inside a computer system and every action they make creates an awesome systematic approach. Who Am I created a strong impact to the status quo as it depicts how a particular government can be susceptible to a computer junkie.

The Film Week is comprised of 13 hand-picked features released in Germany in the last two years. Tickets are priced at P100 which also featured in the festival are the Emma Watson starrer “The Colony,” with other highly acclaimed films “24 Weeks,” “As We Were Dreaming,” “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “Head Full of Honey,” “Hördur: Between the Worlds,” “I’m Off Then,” “Labyrinth of Lies,” “Stations of the Cross,” “Meteor Street,” “Rough Road Ahead” and “Wild.”

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The German Film Week 2016 was made possible by the support of the Film Development Council of the Philippines and Ayala Malls Cinemas. For details, visit the Goethe Web site.

Photo courtesy of Brian Kevin @iambkf

We survived Blair Witch!

It was an invitation by Viewers’ Choice Philippines that’s short notice so we were initially hesitant, but tagging along fellow daring Instagram’ers, we braved the challenge of representing IGersManila at the advanced screening of Blair Witch (2016) last September 8 held at the Greenbelt 3 MyCinema in Makati City.

Blair Witch, perhaps a long overdue sequel to the original psychological horror movie, The Blair Witch Project, stars James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez and Valorie Curry. The 2016 follow up film, employing the same found footage technique used in the original, is directed by Adam Wingard, produced by Keith Calder, Roy Lee, Steven Schneider and Jessica Wu, and written by Simon Barrett. Continue reading

#WWIM13PH in review

On the Earth Day weekend, @IGersManila Philippines joined the instragram’ing communities around the world for @Instagram’s #LifeOnEarthWWIM13.

Coinciding with the 5th Founding Anniversary celebration of @IGersManila #JiveForFive, the community trooped to La Mesa Ecopark in Quezon City for an early ecowalk on Saturday, 23-April, 2016.

Using the concept of the “Four Elements of Nature,” IGers attending the ecowalk were given a GREEN card and bag containing instructions for 3 sets of tasks  related to an element assigned to their theme. The scorching summer heat didn’t stop IGers in creatively snapshooting visual stories at the Ecopark given the limited time.

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Check out the following visual stories from #WWIM13PH #JiveForFive hashtag in Instagram:

 Water

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A photo posted by Marwin Arañes (@mrwn_arns) on

Air

Fire

A photo posted by Reinmar Llamado (@breinmars) on

A photo posted by Petim Maminta (@ipetim) on

Earth

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The teams were also asked for their creative group shots. Check these out:

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After the two-hour ecowalk, the teams reconvened at a nearby pizza house for a celebratory lunch courtesy of @LiveSmart for @IGersManila’s #JiveForFive anniversary celebration.

As finale act for the event, #TheColl2016 were tasked to lead a team for a #JiveForFive cheer.

Thanks for our fellow IGers for joining us for #WWIM13PH!

Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR