Cinemalaya now accepting short film entries | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2021 is now accepting entries for its Short Film Category. Interested filmmakers must submit their application on or before March 5, 6 p.m. to the Film, Broadcast, and New Media Division, fourth floor of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. Only entries by Filipino filmmakers are accepted to the Short Feature Category.

Those submitting their entries must provide the following: the final work in MP4 format, with violator/watermark, properly labeled with title, production company, address and contact numbers, production date, director’s name and running time (which should not exceed 20 minutes inclusive of credit titles). It must be accompanied with the duly completed entry form, synopsis in English, a brief resume and two (2) recent 2×2 photos of the filmmaker/s.

Entries must have been produced within the period of Feb. 29, 2020, to March 5, 2021.

Entries can be submitted through the online portal (, fill out the entry form and upload your film and filmmaker’s profile.

For offline submissions, film entry must be submitted in a USB. Entries must be submitted in a long brown envelope properly labeled with the proponent’s name, title of film and contact details.

The 10 short feature finalists will be screened online during the 2021 Cinemalaya Film Festival from Aug. 6 to Aug. 15.

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