Call for entries to 2019 Cinemalaya Short Film Category

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Short Film category of the 2019 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival and Competition.

Interested filmmakers must submit their application on or before March 1, 2019 (Friday), 6:00 p.m. to the Media Arts Division of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Roxas Blvd., Pasay City.

Entries must include: the duly completed application form; the final work in MP4 format saved on DVD (6 copies) or USB, with violator, 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).

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

The 10 best short features will be announced on May 14, 2019 and will compete for the Best Short Film award during the 2019 Cinemalaya Festival on August 2-11 at the CCP and other festival venues.  The winning short film will receive a prize of Php150,000.00 and the Balanghai trophy during the Cinemalaya Awards Night on August 11, 2019 at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater).

Now on its 15th year, Cinemalaya is an all-digital film competition that aims to discover, encourage and support the cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity.

For entry forms and complete guidelines, visit, or call the CCP Media Arts Division (832-1125, local 1705 & 1712).

2019 Short Feature Entry Form
2019 Cinemalaya Short Feature Mechanics