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CINEMALAYA 2010 now accepting entries

Entries to the full length feature category of the 2010 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition are now being accepted.  The deadline for submission is on September 1, 2009.

Only entries by Filipino filmmakers who have not yet directed more than three full length commercial feature films will be accepted to the full length feature category.

For the full length feature film category, applicants must submit a duly completed application form, a one-page synopsis and a sequence treatment in Filipino or English, a brief resume with two 2 x 2 photos, and samples of previous film/video work in CD/DVD or VHS.

A committee will select ten finalists by December 1, 2009. These ten finalists will each receive a P500,000 seed grant from the Cinemalaya Foundation, Inc. as investment for the production.

For the short film feature category, the deadline for submission of entries will be on  February 16, 2010.

Interested applicants to the short film feature category must submit the final work in DVD format, a duly completed application form, synopsis in Filipino or English, a brief resume and two 2 x 2 photos.  The ten best short films will be selected on April 30, 2010.

For both categories, all works must be narrative features in digital format.  All films must be strictly independent work and not produced by commercial production companies.  All works must not have been exhibited commercially in any theater.  Works in production phase prior to July 31, 2009 are disqualified.  Interested parties may submit a maximum of three entries.

The 2010 Cinemalaya will be held on July 9 to 18, 2010 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).  The twenty films selected as finalists in both categories will be screened during the Festival.  Awards for all categories will be given on July 18, 2010. at the CCP. The Best Full Length Feature film will receive an additional grant of P200,000 and the Balanghai Trophy. The Best Short Feature film will receive a grant of P100,000 and a Balanghai Trophy.

Cinemalaya was established in 2005 for the purpose of giving recognition to the best short film and full length feature film in digital video format.  The competition seeks to discover, encourage and honor the cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity.

Cinemalaya is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation Inc., in partnership with the CCP, Econolink Investments Inc, and Film Development Council of the Philippines.

Entries to 2010 Cinemalaya are being accepted at the CCP Media Arts Division, 4th Floor, Tanghalang Pambansa Building (CCP Main Building), CCP Complex, Pasay City.  For more information, call the CCP Media Arts Division at tel. no. 832-1125 local 1704/05 or visit

source: CCP

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