The National Council for Children’s Television, an attached agency of the Department of Education, is now accepting submissions for the 7TH CINEPAMBATA VIDEO FESTIVAL’S SHORT FILM COMPETITION. Short films for and about children may be submitted until September 18, 2015.

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The competition is open to all Filipino citizens. Established, up-and-coming, and college student filmmakers are encouraged to join. Entries must have a running time of 10 to 20 minutes (including credits) and must have been completed January 2012 onwards. There is no entry fee required.

Finalists will be given certificates of recognition. Winners will receive plaques, certificates, and the following monetary prizes:

Best Video: P 20,000.00
Special Jury Prize: P 8,000.00
Best Direction: P 3,000.00
Best Screenplay: P 3,000.00
Best Cinematography: P 3,000.00
Best Production Design: P 3,000.00
Best Editing: P 3,000.00
Audience Choice: P 5,000.00

Complete mechanics and official entry form may also be downloaded from

Since 2009, the National Council for Children’s Television has annually held the CinePambata Video Festival in celebration of the children’s month every October. The Festival aims to raise awareness on issues concerning children and promote positive Filipinos values among the youth by showcasing child-friendly and child-focused short films by local independent filmmakers.

For inquiries, contact the NCCT Projects Team at (+632) 634-156, (+632) 637-2306, +639178294811, or email For updates, visit and like the official Facebook page of the CinePambata Video Festival (