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19 Jun 2017

Sine Kabataan Short Film Competition!

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Para sa application forms, i-click ang link na ito:


1. Open to all filmmakers of ages 18 to 30 years old. Note: Only the film director should be between the age of 18-30 years old.
2. The short film must depict the youth's perception on the following issues:
• Health
- Teenage pregnancy
- Mental health
• Education
- Bullying
- Lack of access
• Security and Peace Building
- Youths in conflict with law
- Youth in conflicted areas
- Youth in Peace Building
• Family Values
- Domestic Violence
- Abandonment
- Effects of Migration
3. The short film must have a total maximum running time of five (5) minutes.
4. Selected entries as finalists must not withdraw from the competition.
5. Only entries which have not been featured in other local and international festivals and competitions, and have not won in other film competitions are qualified to join.
*Films previously featured in school and inter-collegiate competitions may still join.
6. Films must have been produced in the preceding year (2015 -2017).
7. Any kind of modifications except addition of necessary subtitles will not be allowed for final entries.
8. In accordance to the copyright laws, music used in any entry must be original, licensed or in the public domain.
9. The production of the film must also adhere to any and all existing applicable laws.
10. The NYC guarantees the safety of the submitted entries throughout the period in its custody. Its obligation is limited only to the replacement cost of the damaged DVDs and reproduction of new copies of entries when unavoidable circumstances like loss or damage happens to the entries.
11. The decision of the Board of Jurors is final and irrevocable. The Board reserves the right not to give an award in any category should no entry merit it and the organizers and the judging committee are not obliged to give explanation for the results.
12. NYC reserves the right to create, revoke, and modify at any time, in any way its entry requirements, rules and regulations at its absolute discretion without prior notice. Finalists and submitted entries shall be bound by any amendments or addition to the entry requirements, rules and regulations herewith.


The following requirements can be submitted online, by hand delivery or by courier:

1. Duly accomplished application form with complete details (Film Title, Total Running, Production Company, Contact Number, Proponent/Directors complete name and contact numbers). Download the application form here:;
2. Entry film’s complete and final cut in mp4 file format with english subtitles. Chosen finalists may submit a film copy with higher resolution two days after receipt of notice from NYC.
Online submissions must provide a direct link (Vimeo or Google Drive) and a corresponding password/pin if needed.
3. Poster Design in JPEG Format (at least 16x9, 300dpi).
4. Thirty-second movie trailer in playable mp4 format.

FOR ONLINE SUBMISSION: Email your entries to (with subject heading: Application for Sine Kabataan 2017)
FOR HAND DELIVERY OR SUBMISSION THROUGH COURIER: Send your entries to Ms Jigs Pasamba, Special Programs and External Affairs Unit, National Youth Commission, 3/F West Insula Building, 135 West Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City.

Deadline for submission is on Friday, June 30, 2017.


Ten (10) to twelve (12) entries will be chosen as Finalists and will be announced on July 5, 2017. The Finalists’ entries will be shown in all theaters nationwide on August 16-22, 2017. The Finalists will be chosen based on their content and choice of subject, story and screenplay including the high technical standards for cinematography, production design, sound, editing and other specialized aspects in filmmaking. Chosen finalists must comply with the following additional requirements in preparation for judges’ and public screening:

1. Film entry’s 30-second movie trailer in mp4 format.
2. Film entry with English subtitles (if the language used is other than Filipino language) and in .mp4 high definition format minimum of 720p;
3. Two (2) Playbill Poster Designs, 20 inches by 30 inches (20” x 30”) and in JPEG format in burned CDs (Soft Copies) or send the soft copies at
4. Additional requirements as may be determined by the NYC.


Please send all queries to with subject heading “Query: Sine Kabataan 2017”.

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