August 31, 2018

August 31, 2018

AFTER its successful run last August, the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival calls for submissions to its 2020 edition. Interested filmmakers must submit their application on or before October 26, 2018, 6pm, at the Media Arts Division of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City.
All Filipino filmmakers are welcome to submit their entries for the Cinemalaya main full-length competition. Filipino filmmakers residing abroad may be accepted only on exceptional cases such as the submission of a superior material and if both director and producer can personally meet with the Competition Committee to discuss their material.
All entries must be submitted in a long brown envelope properly labeled with the name/s of proponent/s, title of film entry, and contact details, containing the duly accomplished 2020 Entry Form (available at or, with resume of proponent, two 2x2 recent photos of proponent, and sample of a short film directed by the proponent (between 5 to 20-minute long) in data file on DVD or USB.
The application must also include a one-page synopsis in Filipino or English (12 pts font size, not more than 300 words), a detailed sequence treatment (between 50 to 60 sequences), duplicated in six copies. The sheets containing the synopsis and detailed sequence treatment must not bear the name of the proponent. Full scripts will not be accepted.
Interested participants may submit a maximum of three entries. However, only one entry per proponent may be considered as a finalist.
All works must be strictly independent films and not produced by commercial producers to guarantee the participants’ full creative control over the film. However, a producer or line producer can only have a maximum of two films-in-competition. All works must have their premiere screening at the Cinemalaya Festival. Works already in production phase prior to August 2020 are disqualified.

For full mechanics and more information, visit or You may also call the CCP Film, Broadcast and New Media Division Office at 832-1125 local 1704 and 1705 or visit their office during office hours (9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), from Tuesday to Friday, 4/F CCP Main Building, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.