Call for application to the Mindanao Screen Lab 2015


SalaMindanaw International Film Festival is now accepting application to the first Mindanao Screen Lab to be held in General Santos City and its environs in November 2015.

The Screen Lab is designed as an intensive learning program that provides emerging Mindanao filmmakers hands on training as well as project development sessions that will transform ideas into films. Only 12 participants will be selected for the workshop.


To qualify, applicants must (1) be 21 to 35 years old, (2) should be born or raised and established residency of a minimum of 3 years in any parts of Mindanao, and (3) must have written, produced, directed, edited, shot, art or sound designed a short film in the past.


Applicants must submit (1) duly accomplished application form which can be found on the Facebook page or click here, (2) an application essay, and (3) link to an online screener of short film(s).

Only applicants who go through the complete application process will be considered for the workshop. The chosen participants must be present for the full duration of the week-long workshop.

All participants are entitled to free accommodation and meals, workshop kits and transportation from the Festival Office in General Santos to the workshop venues and back. Land or air transportation from cities of origin to General Santos shall be at the expense of the participants.

The deadline for submission is 30 August 2015.

To facilitate an open, creative and interactive learning atmosphere, the faculty of the Workshop includes director John Torres (Todo Todo Teros, Lukas Nino), Mindanao’s own Teng Mangansakan (Limbunan, Qiyamah), Singapore’s Kan Lumé (Liberta, Naked DJ) and other Asian filmmakers.

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