Join the Sinag Maynila Film Festival Short Film Category

Sinag Maynila is looking for more talented filmmakers! Share with us the stories you want to tell and what visual magic you want to show to the world. Join the Sinag Maynila Film Festival Short Film Category by downloading the form on the official Facebook page at

Short Film Category Mechanics and Requirements:

  1. Fill out entry form
    2. Synopsis (not more than 200 words)
    3. The running time shall range from five (5) to fifteen (15) minutes.
    4. Must be in English, Filipino or any Philippine dialect (must have English subtitles)
    5. Curriculum vitae of Filmmaker (single spaced, not more than 2 pages)
    6. Two (2) recent 2×2 photographs of filmmaker
    7. The complete and final entry in HD or SD data format, in portable hard drive, secured online link or DVD.
    8. The filmmaker has not directed any full-length feature films released commercially.
    9. The entry should not have been produced by a foundation or non-profit organization.
    10. The entry has not been a selected as a finalist of, competed in, or been exhibited as part of, a film festival or any other competition.


Entries must be submitted in a long brown envelope properly labeled with the filmmaker’s name, title of film, contact details and indicating the Category. Included in the envelope must be a fully-accomplished entry form with signature.

Entries with online links must be sent to with the subject line SINAG MAYNILA SHORT FILM ENTRY (NAME).

For questions or concerns please e-mail:

*All applicants must have Philippine citizenship.


For 2016, the festival has been opened to any Filipino independent filmmaker who wish to apply for a film grant. Five chosen filmmakers closely collaborated with Tieng and Mendoza and this collaboration resulted in stories that reflect the Filipino culture while illustrating messages that will resonate globally featuring MRS. by Adolf Alix Jr., EXPRESSWAY by Ato Bautista, DYAMPER by Mes De Guzman, T.P.O. by Jay Altarejos, and LILA by Gino M. Santos

The 2nd Sinag Maynila Film Festival will run from April 21 to 26, 2016. For more updates, check out Sinag Maynila on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@sinagmaynila). Subscribe also to the official Sinag Maynila Youtube Account:

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