ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Full-Length Film category of the 2021 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival and Competition.

All Filipino filmmakers are welcome to submit their entries for the Cinemalaya main full-length competition. Interested filmmakers must submit their application on or before October 25, 2019 (Friday), 6:00 p.m. to the Film, Broadcast and New Media Division of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

Application must include: duly accomplished 2021 Entry Form, which can be downloaded from the CCP and Cinemalaya websites; synopsis in Filipino or English; detailed sequence treatment; two (2) recent photos of proponent/s; and sample of a short film (between 5 to 20 min in DVD format), directed by the proponent/s. All applications must be submitted in six (6) copies in a long brown envelope properly labeled with the proponent’s name, title of the film entry and contact details.

For entry forms and complete guidelines, visit, or call the CCP Film, Broadcast and New Media Division at 832-1125, local 1705 and 1702. You can visit CCP FBNMD during office hours (9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), from Tuesday to Friday, at 4/F CCP Main Building, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.

The ten (10) finalists for the Cinemalaya full-length film competition will be announced on August 16, 2020 during the Awards Night of the 16th edition of the film festival.

Established in 2005, Cinemalaya is an all-digital film festival and competition that aims to discover, encourage and honor cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers. Considered the country’s biggest indie film festival, it has supported and promoted the production of 156 full feature independent films and 138 short films; many of these films have won awards in local and international competitions and festivals. Through the annual festival, Cinemalaya has showcased over 1,000 works by independent filmmakers including full feature films, shorts, documentaries, Filipino film classics and art films.

2021 ENTRY FORM Full-length Feature Category

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