Film: Cinemalaya 2022 calls for short feature films submissions

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2022 is now open for submission of entries for its Short Film Category. Deadline for submission is on or before Apr. 8, 2022 (Friday), 6pm.

The Short Film Category is open to Filipino filmmakers only. Entries must have been produced within the period of Mar. 5, 2021-Apr. 8, 2022.

Interested participants can submit their entries via online or offline channels. For submission through online portal, follow the link (, fill out the entry form and upload your film and filmmaker’s profile.


For offline submissions, film entry must be submitted in a USB. Entries must be submitted in a long brown envelope properly labeled with the proponent’s name, title of film, and contact details.

The USB must be:

The final work in MP4 format, with violator/watermark, properly labeled with title, production company, address and contact numbers, production date, director’s name, and running time (which should not exceed 20 minutes inclusive of credit titles). It must be accompanied with the duly completed entry form, synopsis in English, a brief resume and two (2) recent 2×2 photos of the filmmaker/s.

Entries, with complete requirements, must be submitted to the Film, Broadcast, and New Media Division (FBNMD), 4F Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Roxas Blvd., Pasay City.

The ten (10) short feature finalists will be screened during the 2022 Cinemalaya Film Festival from Aug. 5-14, 2022.

For the complete mechanics, visit the CCP and Cinemalaya websites ( and For more updates, follow the CCP and Cinemalaya official Facebook social media accounts.

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