All submissions should be complete full scripts for a narrative feature length film.
The film script should tackle a commercially viable Filipino story with universal themes. The filmmaker submitting these script entries should be ready to discuss the sellable and marketable points of the proposed film project.
From all submissions, ten finalists will be selected and will be given a production budget of P2 million each, the highest budget given by any institution or festival in the country.
This year’s Cinema One Originals Festival will mark the festival’s first decade, marking years of taking the work of independent filmmakers to higher heights.
Some films that have made a breakthrough in the world of Philippine Cinema by reaching screens all around the world were part of the past years’ Cinema One Originals lineups, such as “Mariposa” which was shown at the Far East Film Festival in Italy, and “Mater Dolorosa”, “Bukas Na Lang Sapagkat Gabi Na”, “Alamat ni China Doll” and “Big Boy” which made their international premieres at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Other films that took off from past Cinema One Originals festivals also received an array of awards, including “Sa North Diversion Road”, “Ang Huling Balyan Ng Buhi”, “Six Degrees of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay”, “Di Ingon ‘Nato (Not Like Us)”, “Rome & Juliet”, “Confessional”, “Imburnal”, “Altar”, ‘Wanted: Border”, “Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria”, “Baybayin”, “Mamay Umeng”, and “Ang Paglalakbay ng mga Bituin sa Gabing Madilim”.
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