Call for Entry

19th Mindanao Film Festival – Call for Entry 2021

The Mindanao Film Festival (Philippines) is accepting short & feature films until October 8th, 2021.

About the festival:
The Mindanao Film Festival is organized by the Mindanao Film & Television Development Foundation Inc. This festival is one of the oldest regional festivals in the Philippines. The festival takes place in December and accepts films made by Mindanao filmmakers, films shot or related to 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. It is also supported by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Davao Autism Intervention Center, Inc.

Genera Rules:
– The festival accepts short and feature films, from any genre (fiction, documentary, experimental, etc)
– Entries must have been completed anytime within October 2020 to October 2021.
– Entries must contain English subtitles “burned in” the film.
– Final copies of entries are required to be encoded in H.264 codec with the .mp4 file extension.
– The use of unlicensed copyrighted materials in entries is strictly prohibited.
– Entries previously submitted to the Mindanao Film Festival are NOT eligible.
– Entries must be finished and final. Works in progress are NOT eligible.
– 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.).
– Accurately fill and sign the submission form and release waiver digitally (using Adobe Acrobat Reader or the like). Physical submissions of the form and other requirements will no longer be accepted in adherence to health and safety protocols.
– Only completed entries (including signed certification of entry, submission form, release waiver, and final copy of film) will be processed.
– Multiple entries may be submitted.
Submission Fee: FREE
Deadline: October 8th, 2021 (6:00 pm PH Time)

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

We remind readers that the 19th Mindanao Film Festival will take place online during December 2021 (dates TBA).

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

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