Join Gawad Alternatibo 2019


The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Film, Broadcast and New Media Division now accepts entries for the Ika-31 Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video. Deadline for submission is on or before 15 March 2019 (Friday), not later than 6 p.m. at the CCP FBNMD Office, located at the fourth floor of CCP Main Building.

Entries must include a duly accomplished entry form, which can be downloaded at or; one digital data file of the entry in full resolution (saved on USB or burned on a DVD as data with file properly labelled or identified); and one DVD or USB containing the synopsis, genre, running time, rating, production credits, two black-and-white photos from the film entry in jpeg format and film entry poster (if available) in jpeg format.

Interested participants can submit a maximum of three entries in each category, but an entry can only be submitted in one category. Categories include Short Feature/Narrative, Experimental, Documentary and Animation.

The selected entries will be screened during the Ika-31 Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video Festival on 3 to 5 August as part of the 15th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, which is slated from 2 to 11 August at the CCP theaters and various venues.

The best films will be awarded during the Awards Night on 5 August at the CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde (Dream Theater). Winning entries in each category will receive P25,000 (first prize), P15,000 (second prize) and P10,000 (third prize). An honorable mention awardee will also get P5,000. This year, special awards include Best Regional Entry and Best Entry On/For/By Children.

Now on its 31st year of annually citing the country’s most outstanding film and video artists, the Gawad Alternatibo (for short) is considered the longest-running independent film and video competition in Asia.

For entry forms and complete guidelines, visit, or call the CCP FBNMD Office at 832-1125, local 1705 and 1712.

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