April 18, 2016

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines is inviting Filipino filmmakers to join the Ika-28 Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video, Gawad Alternatibo, for short (CCP Independent Film and Video Competition) on August 6-8, 2016 at the CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde (CCP Dream Theater).

Entries to the competition may be in DVD or digital data file format for Video.  Competition categories are: Short Feature/Narrative, Experimental, Documentary and Animation.  All works submitted to the competition must be strictly independent works and not produced for commercial screening.  These works must not have been completed earlier than July 4, 2015.  Each participant may submit a maximum of three entries in each category.

All entries to the competition will be screened from August 6-8 at the CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde during the Cinemalaya Film Festival. 

Cash prizes and certificates will be given to winners of the different categories.  Special Awards will be given for Best Regional Entry and Best Entry For/On/By Children.  Honorable mention may be awarded by the jury.  Winners of the competition will be announced in the awards ceremony on August 8 at the CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde

The Gawad Alternatibo will again be part of the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival and Competition now on its 12th year to be held on August 5-14 at various CCP venues and Ayala Theaters.

Submission of entries is on or before June 3, 2016 not later than 6 PM, at the CCP Film, Broadcast and New Media Division (formerly Media Arts Div.) at the 4/F, CCP Main Building, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.  Entry forms, guidelines and mechanics can be downloaded from the CCP website at and Cinemalaya website at

Established in 1987, the Gawad Alternatibo is considered the longest-running independent film and video competition of its kind in the ASEAN/Asian region.  Many of today’s outstanding filmmakers and media practitioners are alumni of Gawad Alternatibo.

For inquiries, call the CCP Media Arts at 832-1125 locals 1705 and 1712.  ###

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