Call for Entries – QCinema Circle Competition 2018

1.5M Production Grants for Filmmakers with Full Ownership of Film



Application Guidelines & Requirements

  1. Completed QCinema 2018 application form, download here;
  2. Profile of filmmaker proponent (Director, Writer, Producer);
  3. Director must be a Filipino citizen;
  4. Softcopy (PDF format) and 3-hard copies (short bond paper) of the following: – Synopsis (1 page) – Director’s statement (1 page) – Sequence outline – Complete screenplay (standard screenplay format here)
  5. Complete screenplay must have a minimum of 60 sequences;
  6. Director’s reel and sample works in DVD format or in (labelled) USB;
  7. Proposed budget outline (divided into: pre-production, actual production, post production);
  8. Final film output must be maximum of 120mins, in PRORES format with ENGLISH SUBTITLES;
  9. DCP of the submitted final film output belongs to QCFDC and the filmmaker/ proponent can make his/ her own copy;
  10. Use of original literary sources, music materials, and film footage must have proper clearance from its respective copyright owners before it can be used in the final film output;
  11. Rights to the final film output belong to the filmmaker proponent, but QCFDC reserves the right to screen it for the duration of QCinema 2018 and selected events after the festival screening (with prior notice to the proponent);
  12. Final film output must have its Philippine premiere in QCinema 2018;
  13. Any drastic changes in the final film output from the approved concept/ screenplay will be subject to review and approval by the QCFDC; in case drastic changes are disapproved, QCFDC reserves the right to disqualify the filmmaker/ proponent, and forfeit the remainder of the grant;
  14. Filmmaker proponent and his/ her co-financiers must abide with the QCinema festival rules, guidelines, deadlines, and contract; in case of violations in the aforementioned terms, QCFDC reserves the right to disqualify the filmmaker/ proponent and forfeit the remainder of the grant.


* For commercial, non-commercial, and/ or festival screenings (outside of QCinema 2018), permission must be obtained first from QCFDC. Co-financiers may be involved in the project, as long as the overall budget does not exceed 3million pesos.


Submit entries to QCINEMA SECRETARIAT: PM Apartments Unit 303, 24 Matalino St., Brgy. Central, QC 1100 |