My name is April John G. Niebres, a young Filipino independent filmmaker based in the Philippines. The short film entitled 'Elena', which I have written and directed, got selected in international film festivals. I am deeply honored to have an opportunity to be recognized internationally, which further enthuses me and my team to make more films that inspire society. Recently, the film has been chosen as an 'official selection' for the Cefalù International Film Festival 2018 in Sicily, Italy. In view of this, I would like to express my team's interest to attend the said festival's awards night on September 1, 2018 in the city of Cefalù in northern Sicily, Italy. The Cefalù Film Festival is an avenue for film and video presentations of every nationality from all corners of the world, that addresses the themes of friendship, the city, peace, and the future. Any assistance extended that may cover our expenses on flight ticket, visa application requirements, accommodation, and daily living, is sincerely appreciated. Thank you very much! We are one in preserving and promoting the Philippines and its cultural heritage through film and the arts.