Call for filmmakers: NCCA Filipino Values Short Film 2020

Arts Awake

THE National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), led by its chairman National Artist Virgilio Almario, executive director Al Ryan Alejandre, and deputy executive director Marichu Tellano, is encouraging filmmakers to create original content, touching on the NCCA study on Philippine Values for the Filipino audiences.

The NCCA Filipino Values Short Film Program 2020 gives a platform to all filmmakers to tell beautiful stories rooted in their localities that depict Filipino values. This provides opportunity to discuss values through the stories of our people, shooting in particular regions and featuring leading local actors and cinematic team.

The NCCA aims to promote awareness of nineteen (19) defined list of core and shared Filipino values that shall serve as the cultural bedrock to achieve the four dimensions of the long-term vision of AmBisyon Natin 2040.

This is open to all Filipino filmmakers; of good standing in their filmmaking communities and with no criminal record; has the capability to finish film projects in a designated time; and who has done three or more short films in the past that were either screened in national and/or international film festivals/film institutions or have been awarded by independent award-giving bodies.

A total running time target of each completed film must not be less than 10 minutes and must not exceed 20 minutes, including opening & closing credits. The short film must be in any Filipino language English subtitles. The story and script must be original and free from third party claims.

The deadline for proposal is on or before December 18, 2019.

For more details, kindly contact Mr. Rosswil Hilario, Project Coordinator through or visit


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