Call for entries for Chavacano film fest now open PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 20 May 2016 13:43

The City Government has opened the doors for entries for the 2016 CineChavacano Festival de Pelicula y Animacion in line with the upcoming Dia de Fundacion de Chavacano in June.

Open to all Zamboangueño professional or student filmmakers and animators, the CineChavacano Festival will select 10 live action and 10 animated films to be featured in the 5th Dia de Fundacion de Chavacano celebration on June 23. Grand winners for each category are slated to receive a cash prize of Php 10,000.00.

All film entries must highlight and feature Chavacano dialogue in keeping with the festival’s aim of promoting and preserving the language. Films must likewise be original creations, and have been completed no earlier than January 1, 2014.

Deadline for application is on June 10, 2016. Application forms and festival guidelines are available for download at the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival Facebook page and the Zamboanga City website (

A selection committee appointed by the festival organizers, largely constituted by the people involved in the fields of film and animation, and generally from the arts, will select the 10 finalists per category who will be eligible for competition.

All entries will be judged based on the following criteria: Content (30%), Technical Quality (30%), and Overall Impact (40%).

All submissions must have a fully accomplished typewritten entry form, and accompanied by a PDF copy of the entry form, three photos/screen shots of the film (5” x 7”), one recent photo of the director (5” x 7”), digital copy of the movie poster (12” x 18”, portrait), and hard copy of the director’s resume or CV, film synopsis, and a brief biography/profile (100-150 words).  — Jasmine Mohammadsali