SUBMIT your film or media work to the Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival, Southern California’s leading showcase for Philippine International Cinema.





The Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival accepts films and media works that are made by or about Filipinos of any nationality (i.e. those who are of Filipino ancestry whose citizenship is that of another country). If film is spoken in a Filipino Dialect, Tagalog, or other Foreign Language, subtitles in English must be shown on screen. All films from diverse ethnicities, nationalities, lengths and genres will be considered.

Feature Film duration: 80 to 150 minutes maximum
Short Film duration: 30 minutes maximum



Your film screener submitted online and digital press kit must be RECEIVED by one of the following dates:

Early Film Submission Deadline – Received by, Wednesday, May 1st, 2017

Final Film Submission Deadline – Received by, Friday, June 30th, 2017.

*Due to the overwhelming amount of film submissions this year we have moved up the submission deadline, to enable the selection committee to have enough time to view the over abundant love of already submitted films. SUBMIT YOUR FILM TODAY! Thank you for your support and understanding. Mabuhay! Cheers!



Eligible formats for exhibition at the Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival are D-Cinema; Blu-ray, a Digital Cinema Package (or DCP) will be required.

The Film Festival can provide a list of recommended vendors for producers to create an appropriate DCP.

Filmmakers of invited short videos and digital submissions MUST submit an MOV file, conforming to the following Codec or equivalent: Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) 1920X1080 24p 48khz

For the ease and accuracy of online submissions, follow the link below to submit your film to the Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival via The International Film Festival Submission System at Withoutabox.com


The Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival encourages an exclusively paperless submission policy. Starting this season, the Film Festival will not accept physical DVD screeners and will strongly encourage password-protected Vimeo links (720p optimal).



Early Bird Entry fee is $5.00 by Monday, May 1st, 2017.
Final Entry Fee $10.00 by Friday June 30th, 2017.


Acceptable format for preview is a Secure Online Screener, or a password-protected Vimeo Link (720p optimal). Though strongly discouraged, a preview screener on DVD (NTSC, Region 0 or 1 only) is acceptable only in rare cases. Please include a press kit with your entry, including (electronic version):

  • Still images (hard photos and/or high-resolution electronic images of at least 300dpi). Please provide captions and photo credits for all images.
  • Synopsis
  • Director’s, Producer’s, and Writer’s biography
  • Director’s statement
  • Cast and crew listing

(If your feature-length is selected for exhibition, the festival will also request the following items to maximize visibility for your film: posters, director’s photo, video clips.)



Read about the Film Festival’s jury competition and audience awards here to be announced (TBA).



Submit Online by clicking on the link below:

1) SUBMIT YOUR FILM THROUGH Withoutabox.com by clicking on logo below or this link at: https://www.withoutabox.com/login/14853



Please Note:

The Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival consistently strives to maintain its commitment to becoming environmentally responsible, and strongly encourages the use of the online film submission form. We invite our participants to apply online through the exclusively paperless process via withoutabox.com.

To have your preview screen returned after the Festival, please include a self-addressed and stamped envelope with the appropriate postage. Preview copies of entries selected for the Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival will be deposited into the Festival’s internal film library with the filmmaker’s permission.



If selected, exhibition prints or media must be sent to the Film Festival prepaid to arrive by September 1st, 2017. Short video and/or digital films should be submitted via Flash drive or portable hard drive; or via online FTP, the Festival will provide complete upload information at the time of invitation. The Festival will cover return or forward shipping.



The festival does not pay rental fees. We choose instead to invest our resources in producing the best possible showcase and visibility for your work and promoting your work as widely as possible.



You will be notified of Festival selections by no later than mid-August 2017.