Frequently Asked
Questions

Below you will find the answers to the questions we get asked the most about FiliFest.

General


FiliFest is a community which strives to promote the Filipino culture. FiliFest started as a culture festival to highlight the best of the Philippines. Organised by students, for students - but the event is open to all! We have now expanded to a youth-led cultural organisation to promote our love and interest for the Philippines.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve had to cancel the usual FiliFest event for 2020. Instead, we bring you a Digital FiliFest this year. This is an online event held on Instagram on two consecutive Saturdays (June 20th and June 27th). We prepared a full day of activities from makeup tutorials and a cooking segment, to panel talks, live performances and more! Last year you came to us, this year we’re coming to you.


Get in touch with us via social media or send us an email. FiliFest has always been about bringing together students so we would love to work with your society! You can also join our Community Facebook group which is open to all who want to connect with like-minded youths!


We are grateful of everyone’s support in making FiliFest happen. Send us an email or message either on Facebook or Instagram to let us know how you would like to help out in FiliFest!


To apply to join the FiliFest Committee, email the following to [email protected] with the subject FiliFest Committee Application:

1) Send us your CV

2) In less than 500 words explain to us:

  • Why you want to be a part of the FiliFest Committee
  • Which team are you interested in and what relevant experiences/skills do you have for this team/role
  • In a halo halo, what ingredient would you be?


Have a look at our About page to give you a better idea of each person in our current Committee. The teams you could be a part of are:

    • Admin (Liaising with the respective Student Union, managing FiliFest Community and handling internal communications)
    • Operations (Maintaining relationships with Sponsors/Community Partners and creating sponsorship agreements)
    • Finance (Fundraising, budgeting and financial planning)
    • Marketing (In-house graphics team and upholding FiliFest brand on our social media platforms in order to drive engagement and brand loyalty, with a focus on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn)
    • Media Team (FiliFest TV and other visual/auditory media platforms. In-house content creators with a focus on YouTube, any podcast platforms and TikTok)
    • Logistics (Planning digital events throughout the year, as well as the main event. Assisting with logistics of other FiliFest projects)
    • Culture Team (Educating and representing the underrepresented cultures in the Philippines)
    • Tech (Managing the website and other tech functions, innovatively finding ways to expand FiliFest’s digital reach outside of social media)


    Send us an email and we can discuss the next steps with you. We'll get a FiliFest representative to participate in your interview!


    We have a lot more we want to do as FiliFest and even more we are currently planning. Stay tuned on our social media accounts, check our website regularly and sign up to our mailing list to never miss out on the latest FiliFest news!


    Community


    FiliFest Community is a wider community for young people who share the same love and interest for the Philippines. It is a space to engage and form connections with each other, as well as businesses to suit their needs. We strive to foster a sense of family and support, fast tracking collaborative efforts between societies, businesses and youth, giving a voice to showcase the many talents of our community. Joining this community gives you access to this network and to the FiliFest platform - expanding your reach. It is a space for youths and businesses to connect (through FiliFest’s platforms), collaborate (between Community members, with FiliFest, and the businesses in partnership with FiliFest) and inspire.


    From inception, FiliFest’s mission has always been to bring together the youth bound together by their love for the Philippines. FiliFest continues to redefine this new wave of the Filipino movement in the UK, taking on a youth-centric approach. We aim for more representation for the Filipino youth and creatives, and to allow the diaspora to reconnect with their roots. 



    • You will receive regular updates from us through the FiliFest Community Newsletter (if you’ve agreed to let us add your email on to our mailing list). The newsletter will contain updates on Community activities, opportunities from businesses and Community members, stories of successful collaborations, etc.  
    • You will also be directed to a Facebook page exclusively for the FiliFest Community members where you can share your content and story, interact with other members, comment, send direct messages, and build networks.  


    Community members can contact FiliFest through any of our platforms or you can email us at [email protected] . Our Community Managers act as FiliFest’s representatives, so do speak to them if you have any queries, concerns, and collaboration ideas or projects you want to pitch where you want to utilise the FiliFest platform.





    • FiliFest encourages the Community to make the most of this wider network. Connecting with fellow members, interacting with all aspects of the FiliFest Community and communicating with FiliFest in how you can utilise our platform and network, are only some ways of how you can reap the benefits. You are not bound by any contract or obligation and you have full creative freedom. You have absolute control on how you choose to engage with the FiliFest Community - FiliFest is here to support you in this and to provide you with more opportunities.
    • For example, Filipino creatives such as photographers and filmmakers can collaborate with influencers in the Community or artists releasing covers together. We want to see what people in the Community are doing and how they are furthering the Filipino culture. 
    • Previously, we collaborated with university Filipino societies, influencers and brands by opening up FiliFest TV and our Instagram platform to them. These are only some ways you can make the most of FiliFest Community. 



    Sponsors


    The distinction hinges on whether your business participates in our annual cultural festival. 

    FiliFest’s Community Partnership Programme was created for all businesses that want to collaborate with FiliFest throughout the year. When you join the programme, you become a ‘Community Partner’ of FiliFest. 

    Whereas businesses who have specifically agreed to help fund and participate in the annual festival are known as ‘FiliFest Sponsors’. 

    For more details, please enquire at [email protected] 


    With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 period, we cannot guarantee FiliFest Sponsors for the festival right now, but if you are interested in working with us, send us an email or a message either via our contact page, Instagram, Facebook and any other means so we can discuss further how you can get involved! FiliFest Community Partners will however get first notice of if we are looking for FiliFest Sponsors.


    One of our goals at FiliFest is to bridge the gap between our audience and Filipino businesses.

    We realise that Filipino businesses in the UK are a niche so we established the Community Partnership Programme to help facilitate collaborations between Filipino businesses and FiliFest. 

    By joining us as a Community Partner, FiliFest will help raise awareness for your brand and showcase Filipino entrepreneurial spirit. 

    The programme is not exclusive to the UK and we invite all businesses who share a passion for the Philippines to send an enquiry to [email protected]





    Get in touch

    We are happy to answer any other queries you may have. You can send us an email at [email protected] or you can send us a message or DM via Facebook and Instagram respectively.

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