CineFilipino Film Festival 2015, organized and led by Unitel Productions, Inc., aims to support and develop new cinematic, audience-friendly works of artistic merit by up-and-coming and established filmmakers to help define the human experience through a Filipino perspective.

The festival features a competition for feature-length movies, shorts section (mobile, online content, and short features), documentary, and TV series in digital format.

The projects should be narratives that delve into the Filipino identity and culture.

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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION

All entries/submissions must be submitted by 30 April 2015.
There are four (4) major competition categories:
  1. Feature-Length Narrative Category
  2. Shorts Section, with the following sub-categories:
    1. Mobile Category (for students)
    2. Online Content Category (open-to-all)
    3. Short Features Category (open-to-all)
  3. Documentary Category
  4. TV Series Category


  5. Finalist selection is as follows:
  6. Feature-Length Category: TEN (10) Finalists
  7. Shorts Section
    1. Mobile Category: TEN (10) Finalists
    2. Online Content Category: TEN (10) Finalists
    3. Short Features Category: TEN (10) Finalists
  8. Documentary Category: FIVE (5) Finalists
  9. TV Series Category: FIVE (5) Finalists


  10. Finalists per category, except for the Shorts Section, shall receive:
  11. Feature-Length Category: Two Million Pesos (Php2 Million) seed money per finalist
  12. Documentary Category: One Hundred Fifty Thousand Pesos (Php150,000.00) seed money per finalist
  13. TV Series Category: Five Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php500,000.00) seed money per finalist to produce a pilot episode


Feature-Length Category

1st Prize Winner
Php 500,000.00

2nd Prize Winner
Php 300,000.00

3rd Prize Winner
Php 200,000.00


documentary Category

1st Prize Winner
Php 100,000.00

2nd Prize Winner
Php 75,000.00

3rd Prize Winner
Php 25,000.00
Shorts Section

Mobile Category

One (1) Winner
Php50,000.00

Nine (9) Runners-Up
Php25,000.00 each

Online Content Category

One (1) Winner
Php100,000.00

Nine (9) Runners-Up
Php50,000.00 each

Short Features Category

One (1) Winner
Php200,000.00

Nine (9) Runners-Up
Php50,000.00 each


TV series Section

1st Prize Winner
Php 300,000.00

2nd Prize Winner
Php 200,000.00

3rd Prize Winner
Php 100,000.00
mechanics
Feature-Length Narrative Category



Shorts section



DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY



TV SERIES CATEGORY


guidelines
CAN I JOIN EVEN IF I AM RELATED TO ONE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CINEFILIPINO FILM FESTIVALTM 2015 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE?



HOW MANY ENTRIES CAN I SUBMIT PER CATEGORY?



CAN THE WORK/PROJECT/CONTENT BE SHOWN IN OTHER LOCAL FILM FESTIVALS BEFORE CINEFILIPINO?



CAN I SUBMIT AN ENTRY/A PROJECT THAT STARTED PRODUCTION ALREADY?



IN WHAT FORMAT SHOULD THE ENTRIES BE SUBMITTED ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN COMPLETED?



IS THERE A CEILING FOR THE FINAL PODUCTION COST IN OF THE FEATURE-LENGTH FILM?



AM I ALLOWED TO USE REGIONAL DIALECTS FOR MY FILM, IN TERMS OF DIALOGUE?



WHAT’S THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CINEFILIPINO FILM FESTIVAL™ IN THE SHARING OF AWARDS AND/OR PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNERS?



WILL WE BE REQUIRED TO DESIGNATE A REPRESENTATIVE FOR OUR FILM/ENTRY?



AM I ALLOWED TO USE OR OUTSOURCE EXISTING MUSIC FOR THE MUSICAL SCORE OF MY FILM?



WHAT ARE THE STIPULATIONS FOR CLEARANCES OF ANY COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL?



WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS?