The Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video, Gawad Alternatibo for short, is the longest-running independent film competition of its kind in Asia.

Since 1987, Gawad Alternatibo annually cites the best works of Pinoy filmmakers in four categories – Animation, Experimental, Documentary, and Short Feature. Winners each receive a cash prize, as well as certificate. Aside from the main awards, special citations may be given out to the best work from the regions, as well as works on/for/by children.

Many of today’s outstanding filmmakers and media practitioners are alumni of Gawad Alternatibo.


The term ‘LIGALIG’  or restlessness, as applied to creativity, psychology, and states of social reality, is an essential condition for something to evolve, grow, and develop. It is in the ‘restlessness’ of things that we are compelled to imagine, create, and discover better alternatives. This idea is what inspired Gawad Alt 2.0 as it temporarily migrates to the online live streaming platform.

LIGALIG: Gawad Alt 2.0 is an online film festival and competition of the 32nd CCP Gawad Alternatibo Para sa Pelikula at Video. In light of the CoVID-19 lockdown, the festival was shifted from the 3-day on-site screening event to an online streaming platform to continue serving our community of avid film enthusiasts. Our films will be watched on Vimeo while our talkbacks and livestream events will be at Facebook Live and Kumu.

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