See the best of the local filmmaking scene and vote for your favorites.

How to Find Love
by Quark Henares

An Open Door
by Paul Soriano

Beshie
by Bb. Joyce Bernal

Stop. Steady. Sayaw.
by Dan Villegas

Ang Painting ni Tatay
by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo

ANIMATED

DOCUMENTARY

EXPERIMENTAL

MUSIC VIDEO

NARRATIVE

WEBISODES

ANIMATED

DOCUMENTARY

EXPERIMENTAL

MUSIC VIDEO

NARRATIVE

WEBISODES

PRIZES

The prizes for Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Music Video and Webisode category are the following:

1st Prize - P 100,000.00

2nd Prize - P 25,000.00

3rd Prize - P 10,000.00


The prizes for Narrative categtory are the following:

1st Prize - P 200,000.00

2nd Prize - P 50,000.00

3rd Prize - P 25,000.00

MECHANICS

  1. Create a video in any of the following categories:
    • Animated Video: 2-5 minutes
    • Documentary: 5-10 minutes
    • Experimental, Music Video or Webisode: 2 to 8 minutes
    • Narrative: 5 to 15 minutes
  2. Upload your video to any of these hosting sites: YouTube, Vimeo or Dropbox. Your video must be unlisted if on YouTube or password-protected if on Vimeo or Dropbox.
  3. Submit your video and fill out the form.
  4. Wait for the email or a call from the GIFF team.

Screening

  1. Shortlisted entrants will be notified through SMS and email.
  2. All shortlisted videos per category will be uploaded to Globe Studios’ YouTube channel and website for public viewing and voting.
  3. Shortlisted videos will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Judges’ Deliberation – 80%
    • User Ratings/Public Voting – 20%

GENERAL

When are the deadlines?

Should Globe Studios Independent Film Fest be the first to see my film? / Do you require a premiere status?

What does "Year of Production" mean?

SUBMISSIONS

Is there a submission fee?

How do we submit an entry?

May I submit more than one film?

May I send videos to more than one category?

May I send a CD to your office?

Do you accept trailers?

Do you accept rough cuts or works-in-progress?

Will I get a confirmation on the receipt of my film submission?

Do you need a subtitled version for the selection screening?

ELIGIBILITY

Is it open to non-Filipino citizens and films that are not made in the Philippines?

Is there an age limitation?

When should the production be made?

If my film has aired on TV, may I still submit it?

If my film has been shown on the Internet, may I still submit it?

If my film has been released on DVD or Blu-ray, may I still submit it?

SELECTION

When will I be notified of the decision regarding my film?

If my film is not selected, can I get an explanation on the decision?

Do we need to put subtitles?

SCREENING

I understand that this is an online festival, but where will the final videos be shown?

How long will the films be up on that site/account?

Will there be an on-ground screening of the finalists?

BIANCA GONZALES

Actress | Model | Host

Bianca Gonzalez is a Filipina TV host, writer, advocate, former magazine editor, and now wife and mother. She grew up dreaming and studying to become a filmmaker but ended up working on cam instead for ABS-CBN.


Sid Maderazo

Triathlete | Model

Sid Maderazo is arguably the biggest working commercial director in the Philippines, having helmed more than a thousand television commercials for clients such as Globe Telecom, San Miguel Beer, Colgate, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle and Toyota. He is also one of the founding partners of production outfit 88-Storey and post-production house Central Digital Lab.


Philbert dy

Film Critic | Writer

Philbert Ortiz Dy has been reviewing movies since 2007. In 2009, he took part in the International Film Festival Rotterdam's Young Critics Program. His work has been published in a wide range of both local and international publications, and he is currently a writer-at- large at Esquire Philippines. He is the co-curator of the New Filipino Cinema program at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. He is a Gemini, not that he thinks it matters. He sees almost every movie that opens in local cinemas, because no one else will.


Antoinette Jadaone

Film Director | Writer

Antoinette Jadaone is a multi-award winning writer and director known for her genre bending romantic comedies like “The Achy Breaky Hearts”, “You’re My Boss” and “Relaks It’s Just Pag-Ibig”. She broke box office and critical records with her masterpiece “That Thing Called Tadhana”, an intimate piece about two heartbroken people finding love, in 2015. She has also written acclaimed films by other director like Jeffrey Jetturian’s “Ekstra” and Dan Villegas’ “English Only Please”.


REMINDERS

  1. Create a video in any of the following categories:
    1. Animated Video: 2-5 minutes
    2. Documentary: 5-10 minutes
    3. Experimental, Music Video, or Webisode: 2-8 minutes
  2. Upload your video to any of these hosting sites: YouTube, Vimeo, or Dropbox. Your video must be unlisted if on YouTube or password-protected if on Vimeo or Dropbox.
  3. Submit your video and fill out the form.
  4. Wait for the email or a call from the GIFF team.
  5. Short-listed videos will be posted on the website for public voting.
  6. Each user who wants to vote for videos must sign up for an account.
  7. Upon clicking each video, users will be eligible to rate the video from 1-5 stars.
  8. Results of the voting will be released on (date).
  9. Winners for each genre will be emailed and contacted by Globe Studios.

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