SalaMindanaw International Film Festival is Accepting Film Entries


The SOCSKSARGEN Center for Film Arts, Inc. and the Mindanao Center for the Moving Image will jointly present the first SalaMindanaw International Film Festival from November 26 - 30, 2013.  There will be competitive sections for Asian full length films and shorts, the Mindanao short film section, and the Gensan inter-school film competition.


The inaugural SalaMindanaw International Film Festival, organized by the SOCSKSARGEN Center for Film Arts, Inc. and the Mindanao Center for the Moving image will be held in General Santos City from November 26 to 30, 2013 coinciding with the Mindanao Week of Peace. 



Open Category 

1. This competition is open to all Filipino filmmakers of legal age who reside in the Philippines or other countries.

2. Films must not exceed twenty (20) minutes including credits.

3. All films must have their Mindanao premiere at the Festival.

4. Dialogue should be in any Philippine language, and must have English subtitles. 

5. Interested parties may submit up to three entries.

6. An entry once selected can no longer be withdrawn from the competition by the filmmaker.

7. Due to copyright laws, the music used in the digital entries must be original, licensed, or in the public domain.

8. Members of the Organizing Committee are disqualified from joining the competition. 

9. A DVD copy of the film and an entry form must be submitted no later than October 15, 2013 to:

The SalaMindanaw Film Festival Office
My Woof Petzone
De Paseo Building
Aparente Street, Dadiangas Heights
General Santos City

10. After the official selection of a film, the Festival shall be authorized to use excerpts of the film with a maximum of two minutes for promotions. The presenters of invited films in the official selection must send the following by, and no later than November 5, 2013:

Digital file of three (3) photo stills;
Digital file of poster;
Digital file (.mov or .avi) of the film entry.

11. To ensure the success of the Festival, the Organizing Committee reserves the right to change, amend, modify or repeal any of the foregoing rules and regulations if it is in the highest interest of the Festival. 

12. The decision of the Board of Judges is final. 

For inquiries, please email or call + 63 919 390 3629.



The inaugural SalaMindanaw International Film Festival organized by the SOCSKSARGEN Center for Film Arts, Inc. and the Mindanao Center for the Moving image will be held in General Santos City from November 26 to 30, 2013 coinciding with the Mindanao Week of Peace. 

We are calling on Mindanao-based visual artists to contribute to the success of the Festival by joining the official Festival artwork contest. The winning artwork shall be used in the Festival posters, catalogue, website and other promotional materials.

Artworks should depict SOCSKSARGEN/Mindanao pride and must exude a joyful and festive vibe. They should use pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, oil, collage or similar media on an 8 x 11 inch paper.

Deadline of artwork entries is on September 1. Entries should be submitted to 

The SalaMindanaw International Film Festival Office
My Woof Petzone
De Paseo Building
Aparente Street, Dadiangas Heights
General Santos City

The winning artist will take home a plaque, cash and prizes. During the Festival, the artist and the festival committee can agree to sell the artwork in an auction. Proceeds of the auction shall be divided equally between the artist and the Festival. 

For inquiries, please text or cal 0917 7620396 or email

source: SalaMindanaw Film Fest fb page

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