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July 16, 2013

Scriptwriting Contest for Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival

The Film Development Council of the Philippines calls for entries to its nationwide scriptwriting contest in connection with Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival for June 2014. The festival focuses on ‘genre’ filmmaking with 12 entries exploring the possibilities of an entire spectrum of cinematic types with vast domestic and global appeal. The genres included are confined to: action, comedy, fantasy, horror, thriller, futuristic and a hybrid of any two or three.

Winners of the contest will be announced on December 2013.
The FDCP also invites prospective independent producers, film studios and film divisions of TV networks to do a co-production of the winning scripts. The resulting films will then become part of the official selection for the Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival of 2014, and will be named, “The Masters ‘Genre’ Film Festival”.

A ‘competition’ committee jury shall appropriately convene to select winners from all the submitted screenplays accordingly through meritorious process.
The winning scripts will be awarded cash prizes: the first six best with Php200,000 and the next six with Php100,000.

Entry forms and guidelines are available at The forms must be duly accomplished and submitted with the completed screenplay entry. The scriptwriters may also choose to submit the forms, without the completed entry, in order to accordingly signify an interest of participation.
No more than one entry will be accepted from each scriptwriter. No entry shall be accepted beyond the deadline. Deadline for submissions is on 30 September 2013
Failure to follow the guidelines means automatic disqualification from the contest.
For clarification matters, and to avoid any further confusion, Paragraphs 17, 18 and 19 are hereby amended as follows:

Par 17. The entries in the competition must be written in Filipino or any local dialect in the Philippines.

Par 18. The entries must be accompanied by a storyline in English.

Par 19. If the full script is in a language other than Tagalog (Ilokano, Bikolano, Cebuano, Pampango, etc.)the corresponding dialog translation or subtitles should be provided in English.

*Please follow all guidelines as indicated. Failure to do will result in the disqualification of the submitted scripts*

*For any question or concern, kindly address your questions to,

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