Entries are now being accepted for the Short Film category of the 2016 Cinemalaya Independent Film Competition.
Deadline for submission is on February 26, 6 p.m. at the Media Arts Division of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City.
Interested participants must submit the following: The final work in DVD format (6 copies), labeled with the title, production company address and contact numbers, production date, director’s name and running time; the duly completed application form; synopsis in English; and a brief résumé/biodata and two recent 2×2 photos of the filmmaker(s).
The 10 best short features will be announced on May 6 and will be screened during the 2016 Cinemalaya Festival on August 5 to 14 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and other festival venues chosen by Cinemalaya.
The best short feature will receive a prize of P150,000 and the Balanghai trophy during the Cinemalaya Awards Night on August 14 at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater).
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. It is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, Inc., in partnership with CCP. The festival features film exhibitions, premieres, documentaries, seminars, the Cinemalaya Film Forum Series and other film-related events.
For entry forms, complete guidelines, rules and regulations and mechanics, please visit www.cinemalaya.org, www.culturalcenter.gov.ph or call CCP Media Arts Division at Tel. No. 832-1125 local 1704 and 1705.