What is the CineMarya Production Fund?

The ten (10) chosen project proposals will be given a seed money of One Hundred Thousand Pesos (P 100,000.00) to produce their 10-20 minute short films tackling women empowerment, different roles of women in the society, awareness about diverse social issues on women and equality, and others.


What are the awards to be given?

Aside from the CineMarya Production Fund, incentive awards will be given to the finalist who best deserve the following:

Php. 20,000.00 with trophy & certificate
Php. 15,000 with trophy & certificate
Php. 10,000 with trophy & certificate
Php. 15,000 with trophy & certificate
Php. 10,000 with trophy & certificate


How will the projects be selected, and how many will be chosen?

There will be a nationwide open call for project proposals, and ten (10) project proposals from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will be selected by the selection committee through a blind selection process.

  • 4 project proposals from Luzon
  • 3 project proposals from Visayas
  • 3 project proposals from Mindanao


What are the possible themes and topics?

The projects can be of any topic as long as it is for women empowerment. Here are themes that proponents may want to consider:

  • Violence against women
  • Women of Marawi and their Rehab
  • Magna Carta for Women


Are you eligible to apply?
  • Applicants must be Filipino citizens or is a Philippine passport holder.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Filmmakers who have not yet made a feature film or a documentary film are very much welcome to apply.


What are the requirements for submission?

In order to qualify for the CineMarya Film Festival, applicants must comply with the following requirements. Failure to comply with these rules will render submission ineligible.

All submitted entries must be strictly original, and all references to written or published works must be properly cited with permissions.


  • Completed PDF Document of the Entry Form: Synopsis, Treatment, Director's Intention, and rough outline of the production budget
  • Scanned copy of passport / any government-issued ID (1)


How many projects can you submit?
  • Applicants may submit up to two (2) projects for consideration.
  • Submission of entries is open from April 12, 2018 to June 30, 2018, 7:00 PM.
  • Submissions beyond the deadline will be disregarded.


What are the educational components of Cinemarya?

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) under the Office of the President is mandated to establish and undertake programs and activities that promote the growth and development of the local film industry, as well as to encourage the production of quality films and to conduct film-related events that enhance the skills of the Filipino talents.

As part of the educational component of CineMarya, the selected ten (10) finalists are reserved two (2) slots (preferably the director and another representative) and will undergo the following programs:

  • FDCP Filmmaking Workshop Series – Planting Seeds
  • Film Industry Conference during Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018
  • Cinemarya Film Camp


What is the CineMarya Film Camp?

The CineMarya film camp is a 3-day intensive filmmaking workshop in a secluded area in the Philippines featuring multiple guest speakers including award-winning filmmakers, PCW representatives, and more. Each production team’s director is required to serve as a fellow for this intensive program that would help develop their skills in story development, editing, and other elements of filmmaking to better advocate women empowerment.


What are the responsibilities of each selected production team?
  • Recognition of the FDCP, DILG and PCW support by placing the logo of the agencies on the credits of the produced short film, and all publicity materials. Specific details will be described in a separate agreement.
  • Worldwide non-exclusive, non-commercial rights in all media platforms to the film, However, FDCP/DILG/PCW will take into consideration all prior arrangements made by the applicant with various broadcasters and film festivals.
  • Philippine premiere of the produced short film in an FDCP-led event.
  • The right to screen the produced short film in any FDCP, DILG, and/or PCW-related (non-commercial) screenings.
  • FDCP Filmmaking Workshop Series – Planting Seeds.
  • Film Industry Conference during Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018.
  • Cinemarya Film Camp.


Is there an entry fee?

There is no entry fee for projects submitted to CineMarya.