ICYMI: Cinemalaya is Now Accepting Submissions for its Short Film Category

MANILA, Philippines—In a recent announcement made via their social media accounts, Cinemalaya Foundation invites interested filmmakers to submit their film entries in Short film category for Cinemalaya 19.

Cinemalaya, which just completed its 18th edition, is an all-digital film competition that seeks to discover, encourage, and support Filipino filmmakers who boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity.


Interested filmmakers must submit their application on or before March 3, 2023 (Friday), 6:00 p.m. They may submit their requirements either online by clicking this link or visit  the Film, Broadcast, and New Media Division (FBNMD), Design Center of the Philippines (CCP Annex) at Vicente Sotto St. corner Magdalena Jalandoni St., Pasay City.

Fimmakers can also submit online, requirements include online entry form, uploaded film, and filmmaker’s profile.

For offsite submission, entries must include, the duly completed application form; the final work in MP4 format with violator saved on USB, properly labeled with the title, production company address and contact numbers, production date, director’s name and running time; synopsis in English; and a brief résumé and two (2) recent 2×2 photos of the filmmaker(s).

Entries must be submitted in a long brown envelope properly labeled with the proponent’s name, title and contact details.

The 10 best short films will be announced on May 26, 2023, and will compete for the Best Short Film award during the 2023 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival on August 4 to 13, 2023.

For entry forms and complete guidelines, visit www.cinemalaya.orgwww.culturalcenter.gov.ph. For more updates, follow the CCP and Cinemalaya official Facebook accounts.