Who can participate the this Film Festival?

Manila Student Film Festival is open to students who are currently enrolled in primary/junior, middle school, high schools, senior schools or colleges throughout The Philippines. Films can be submitted in any one of the age divisions:

8 - 11 AGE GROUP (Junior/Elementary) - Maximum length - 3 minute film

12- 14 AGE GROUP (Middle/High school) - Maximum length - 5 minute film

15 - 18 AGE GROUP (Senior/High School) - Maximum length - 5 minute film

18 - 22 AGE GROUP (Further/Higher education)- Maximum length - 7 minute film

Film Categories

Based on the films we receive there will be prizes awarded in the following categories or in age group categories:

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Animation
  • Documentary
  • Experimental
  • Music Video (Music must be an original composition, licensed or have the full permission of the recording artist)

*Please be mindful this is a family festival and keep subject matter appropriate for elementary audiences.

Please refer to the Rules page for further clarification about content.