Phase 1

1. The contest is open to all students.
2. Acquire entry forms from and participating schools.
3. Entries should be endorsed by participating school.
4. Synopsis (max. 200 words)/storyboard/sequence treatment of an original short film that the participant intends to produce and enter into the contest.
5. The theme/story should be about the transformative power of technology to inspire.
6. Must be in English or Filipino

Phase 2

1. Finalists will be notified via email and/or SMS by Sinag Maynila.
2. The SM organizer will select ten (10) participants. Each will be provided (on loan) Samsung phones to be used for filming.
3. Using the Samsung device, each chosen participant must produce the final film based on his submitted synopsis/storyboard/sequence, three (3) to five (5) minutes in length

Eligibility Clause

1. The filmmaker has not directed any full-length feature films released commercially.
2. The entry should not have been produced by a foundation or non-profit organization.
3. The entry has not been a selected as a finalist of, competed in, or been exhibited as part of, a film festival or any other competition.

Entries must be submitted in a long brown envelope properly labeled with the filmmaker’s name, title of film, contact details and indicating the category.


Entries with online links must be sent to with the subject line SINAG MAYNILA SAMSUNG SHORT VIDEO ENTRY (NAME).

For questions or concerns please e-mail:

*All applicants must have Philippine citizenship.

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