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Entries to Cinemalaya 2019 extended until Nov. 24

Calling all Filipino filmmakers, you can still submit your entries to the main competition of the 2019 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival. 
Entries are being accepted until November 24, 2017, 6:00p.m., at the CCP Media Arts Division, Cultural Center of the Philippines, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City.  
Take note of the required materials for submission:
  • Accomplished 2018 Entry Form. The form may be downloaded from or
  • Synopsis in Filipino or English (1 page, 12 pts. font size, not more than 300 words).
  • Detailed sequence treatment (between 50-60 sequences, double space, 12 pts. Courier, letter-sized bond paper, 1 inch margin all around).
  • Resume of proponent
  • Two (2) recent photos of proponent (2 in. x 2 in.)
  • Sample of a short film (5-20 min., in DVD format, directed by the propnonent).
All entries must be submitted in six (6) copies in a long brown envelope, properly labeled with the proponent’s name, title of film entry, and contact details. 
The sheets containing the synopsis and detailed sequence treatment must not bear the name of the proponent. 
Full scripts will not be accepted. 
The entry form, mechanics, and guidelines may also be downloaded from Cinemalaya’s website,
Establihsed in 2005, Cinemalaya—a project of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the Cinemalaya Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the Ayala Malls Cinemas—is an all-digital film festival and competition that aims to discover, encourage, and honor cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers. Cinemalaya has showcased over 1,000 works by independent filmmakers, including full feature films, short films, documentaries, and art films. 
For more information, visit,
Cinemala Facebook – Cinemalaya@CinemalayaOffivial
CCP Film Office – 832-1125 locals 1705 & 1712
CCP Box Office – 832-3704

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