BINISAYA 2019 call for films
All submissions will go through a screening process by an independent selection team that is separate from the festival host. Submission of a film does not mean it will automatically be selected for the 2019 program. Official selection will be announced through

You can check out the previous best short film awardees here:

Non-Bisaya films from other provinces can submit in the National / International Section of the festival

Official Competitive Sections:
BINISAYA Shorts Competition - Open to all Bisaya short films
BINISAYA National / International Competition - Open to all short films Bisaya or not

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1. Open to student and non-student works.

2. Films must be made within October 2018 to June 2019.

3. English subtitles are required.

4. Please do not use copyrighted music. You must have rights or permission to use the music featured in your film.

5. Maximum of 30 minutes in total running time.

6. Open to narrative films, experimental films, documentaries, animations and other forms of cinema that you invented.

7. Send the highest possible format (preferably .mp4) and resolution (preferably HD or higher) of your film.

8. We no longer accept DVD submissions. Send your films through Google Drive, Dropbox, or Vimeo, because it is fucking 2019. This is good for you and the environment. You will save on shipping.

9. Fill out this form with all required information including the link to your film. One entry form per film.

10. Php 1,000 entry fee per film. Submissions without the entry fee will be disqualified for selection.

11. DEADLINE is June 12, 2019. Deadline extension is for the weak.

As long as you are Bisaya, residing in any part of the world, you are qualified.
Your film can be set anywhere given that you have Bisaya characters.
Other languages or dialects are allowed but Bisaya should also be used.

A film about characters living in Manila/New York/Dubai can be qualified if the speaking lines are partly Bisaya and the filmmaker was born and/or raised in a Bisaya province.

So if you are a Cebuano living in Hong Kong and you want to make a film about Cebuanos in Hong Kong, go for gold!

Palihug dili unta mag-pataka ug answer sa form (kung kasabot ka ani kay qualified Bisaya ka).

Entry Fee
1,000 Pesos entry fee per film.
Submissions without the entry fee will be disqualified for selection.

Please deposit to our bank account:
Account name: Binisaya Movement Inc.
Account number: 200010762412
Swift Address: EWBCPHMM

Once you have your deposit slip ready
Please scan or take a photo of your deposit slip and upload it here.

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Film Title *
Short Synopsis *
Running Time (mins) *
Year of Production (kanus-a nabuhat ang salida ba) *
Shooting Location[s] (diin mo nagshoothing) *
Dialect(s) *
Download link of your film *
Password if applicable
Personal information
Director's Full Name: *
Facebook account *
Birthdate *
Birth Place *
Current Address *
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