Call for Entry

18th Mindanao Film Festival – Call for Entry 2020

mindanaocall2020The Mindanao Film Festival (Philippines) is accepting films until October 9th, 2019. Here you can find more information about their call. (For Filipino fimmakers – Films from Mindanao will be eligible for competition)

About the festival:
Tracing its roots to 2003, the Mindanao Film Festival is the longest-running regional film festival in the Philippines, and the longest-running independent film festival in the country. Starting out as the Guerrilla Filmmaking Festival, it was eventually referred to as the Mindanao Film Festival in 2005. The annual film festival is held every first or second week of December, and accepts films made by Mindanaon filmmakers, films shot in Mindanao, and films about, related to, or set in Mindanao.

The main objectives of the Mindanao Film Festival is to support the filmmakers of Mindanao by promoting and showcasing the wonderful and fascinating stories their films have to tell, and introducing their films to new and greater audiences.

General Rules:
– As a festival that strives to develop, promote, and showcase filmmaking in Mindanao, only films made by a Mindanaoan filmmaker, shot in Mindanao, or has topics or themes relating to Mindanao will be eligible for competition. Entries outside the aforementioned criteria may still be selected for exhibition in the festival.
– The festival accepts full length, short films, documentaries, student films and animated films.
– Entries must have been completed anytime within October 2019 to October 2020.
– Entries must contain English subtitles “burned in” the film.
– The use of unlicensed copyrighted materials in entries is strictly prohibited.
– Entries previously submitted to the Mindanao Film Festival are NOT eligible. The festival doesn’t accept Work In Progress.
– For student films, one must include proof of student status at the time of production (i.e. copy of student ID, transcript, workshop certificate, etc.).
– Multiple entries may be submitted.
Submission Fee: FREE
Deadline: October 9th, 2020. (6:00 pm Philippine Time)
Notification Date: Late October 2020

To read the full Rules & Regulations and apply please go to this link:

To see other Call for Entries please follow the next link: “Call for Entries”.

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