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Cinemalaya now accepting entries for Short Film category for 2023 edition

Interested filmmakers must submit their application on or before March 3, 2023 (Friday), 6:00 p.m.

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CINEMALAYA is now accepting entries for the Short Film category for its 2023 edition.

Interested filmmakers must submit their application on or before March 3, 2023 (Friday), 6:00 p.m. They may submit their requirements either online by following the official link at or onsite at the Film, Broadcast, and New Media Division (FBNMD), Design Center of the Philippines (CCP Annex) at Vicente Sotto St. corner Magdalena Jalandoni St., Pasay City.

For online submission, requirements include online entry form, uploaded film, and filmmaker’s profile.

For offsite submission, entries must include: the duly completed application form; the final work in MP4 format with violator saved on USB, 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). Entries must be submitted in a long brown envelope properly labeled with the proponent’s name, title and contact details.

The 10 best short films will be informed on May 26, 2023, and will compete for the Best Short Film award during the 2023 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival on August 4 to 13, 2023.

Fresh from its successful 18th edition, 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 For more updates, follow the CCP and Cinemalaya official Facebook accounts.

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