The 11th Cinemanila International Film Festival 2009.. call for entries!!

Now on its 11th year, Cinemanila once again celebrates the best of Philippine and World Cinema in an 11-day event, running from October 15-25, 2009 at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines.

Cinemanila welcomes filmmakers from around the world to submit their films to this year’s festival. The festival accepts local and foreign full-length features, shorts and documentaries. There is no entry fee for applications.

The Entry Selection Committee will choose six to ten films from among the qualified entries to participate in the following competition sections:

• Main Competition (International Features)
• Southeast (SEA) Competition – Features & Shorts
• Digital Lokal (Philippine full-length digital films only)
• Young Cinema (Philippine short films only)
• Documentary (International)

All other films not selected for Competition are eligible for exhibition programs of the festival.

All Entry Deadlines, except for Digital Lokal: FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009
Digital Lokal Deadline: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2009
*The deadline is the date we need to have RECEIVED your entry.

General Information About Submissions

Films being considered for the Young Cinema and Digital Lokal Competition must be Philippine premieres.

Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English.

The Festival reserves the right to decide all questions not specifically provided for in the regulations.

For detailed information and FAQs on Festival Submissions, please see attachment. Also attached are the entry forms for the Festival and Digital Lokal.

If you have further questions, please email cinemanila.entries@ and cinemanila@gmail. com.

The 11th Cinemanila International Film Festival is jointly organized by the Independent Cinema Association of the Philippines (ICAP), the City of Taguig and a specially commissioned inter-agency committee. It will be held from October 15 to 25, 2009 in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Aside from parallel competitions for full-length, short and documentary films, there will also be distinct exhibitions, tributes, marathon showings, and other sidebar events. Master classes, seminars and workshops will also be held during the festival and will cover subjects and issues on independent filmmaking. Directors, producers, critics and actors throughout Asia, Europe and North America will be invited to attend the film event.


41 Begonia St. Tahanan Village
Parañaque City, Metro Manila
Philippines 1700
Fax: + 63 2 8429672
Website: http://www.cinemani
E-mail: cinemanila.entries@, cinemanila@gmail. com

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