Cinemalaya 2022 calls for submissions!

Starting the year with short feature films

The Cinemalaya logo put on view at the CCP

Yes, it’s that time of the year again. The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2022 is now open for submissions for its Short Film Category.

The Short Film Category is open to Filipino filmmakers only. Entries must have been produced within the period of March 5, 2021 to April 8, 2022. Deadline for submissions is on or before April 8, Friday, 6 p.m.

For offline submissions, the film entry must be saved on a portable USB drive, placed inside a long brown envelope properly labeled with the proponent’s name, title of film, and contact details.

Here’s the nitty gritty. The final work must be 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 recent 2x2 photos of the filmmaker/s.

Call for entires for the short feature category ends on April 8!

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 short feature finalists will be screened during the 2022 Cinemalaya Film Festival that starts from August 5 up until the 14th.

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 further questions and complete mechanics, visit the CCP and Cinemalaya websites and For more updates, follow the CCP and Cinemalaya official Facebook accounts.