Thursday, August 10, 2023

Call for Entries: Las Vegas Filipino Short Film Festival

Calling all filmmakers! The Las Vegas Filipino Short Film Festival is thrilled to invite both Filipino and non-Filipino filmmakers to be part of our incredible celebration of storytelling and culture.

We welcome submissions from filmmakers of Filipino descent, as well as films with Filipino themes, showcasing the diverse perspectives and talents within the Filipino community. Additionally, we extend an open invitation to non-Filipino filmmakers who have stories to share that resonate with the Filipino experience or explore the rich tapestry of Filipino culture.

Whether you have a personal connection to the Filipino community or are simply inspired by its vibrant heritage, we believe that storytelling has the power to bridge cultures and foster understanding. The Las Vegas Filipino Short Film Festival provides a platform for filmmakers from all backgrounds to share their voices and connect with a diverse audience.

We encourage filmmakers to submit their short films to the festival regardless of their cultural background. With a maximum duration of 10 minutes, there is ample opportunity to captivate audiences and explore a wide range of genres, styles, and themes.

Selected films will have the chance to be screened during the festival, providing a platform for your work to be seen by fellow filmmakers, industry professionals, and a diverse audience. This is an incredible opportunity to showcase your talent, connect with like-minded individuals, and contribute to a vibrant celebration of storytelling and culture. Additionally, awards and recognition will be given to outstanding films in various categories, offering an opportunity to gain recognition for your talent and dedication.

By participating in the festival, you not only have the chance to showcase your work but also contribute to a greater cause. A portion of the festival's proceeds will be dedicated to supporting the Fil-Am Scholarship Foundation and Outreach Services programs, making a positive impact on the Filipino community in Nevada and in the Philippines.

Join us at the Las Vegas Filipino Short Film Festival and let your film be part of a unique and inclusive cinematic experience that bridges cultures, ignite conversations, and celebrates the power of storytelling. Submit your work today and be a part of the magic that unfolds when cultures collide and creativity knows no boundaries.

The Las Vegas Filipino Short Film Festival is a project of Fil-Am Scholarship Foundation and Outreach Services, Inc. (FASFOS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Code (IRS) operating under Chapter 82 of Nevada Revised Statue (NRS), as amended. For more information about FASFOS, please visit us at

Awards & Prizes:

The Las Vegas Filipino Short Film Festival (LVFSFF) offers trophies, recognition certificates, and gifts from sponsors to the following winning categories:

a. Best Screenwriting
d. Best Cinematography
c. Best Editing
d. Best Director
e. Best Short Film
f. Audience Choice Award

Rules & Terms

a. The Las Vegas Filipino Short Film Festival is open to filmmakers of Filipino descent or non-Filipinos worldwide of all ages.

b. Filipino filmmakers are invited to submit their short films of any genre, exploring a wide range of themes that reflect their individual creativity and storytelling abilities. Whether it's a thought-provoking drama, a heartwarming comedy, a gripping documentary, or any other genre that captures their imagination, Filipino filmmakers are encouraged to share their unique stories with the festival's diverse audience.

c. Non-Filipino filmmakers, on the other hand, are invited to submit films that specifically explore Filipino themes. This includes narratives that delve into the rich tapestry of Filipino culture, traditions, and experiences. The festival welcomes non-Filipino filmmakers who have a deep appreciation for Filipino heritage and wish to contribute their artistic vision to the Filipino storytelling landscape.

d.. All films must be in the short film format, with a maximum duration of 10 minutes, including credits.

e. Films submitted to previous editions of the Las Vegas Filipino Short Film Festival are not eligible for re-submission.

a. All films must be submitted through the official festival submission platform by the specified deadline.

b. Non-English films must have English subtitles.

c. Filmmakers must provide all required information, including title, director's name, production year, synopsis, and runtime.

a. Submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee appointed by the Las Vegas Filipino Short Film Festival.

b. The selection committee's decisions regarding film acceptance and programming are final.

c. Selected filmmakers will be notified via email by the specified notification date.

d. The festival may request additional materials, such as promotional stills and trailers, from the selected filmmakers for publicity purposes.

a. Accepted films must be provided in a high-quality digital format either in .MP4 or .MOV at 1080p or 4K.

b. Filmmakers must ensure that their films are free from technical issues, including audio and visual glitches.

c. The festival will not be responsible for any screening issues arising from films not meeting technical requirements.

a. By submitting a film to the Las Vegas Filipino Short Film Festival, filmmakers confirm that they hold all necessary rights to the film.

b. Filmmakers grant the festival the right to screen their films during the festival dates and use excerpts of their films for promotional purposes.

c. Filmmakers retain full ownership of their films and all associated rights.

a. The festival jury will determine award categories and winners.

b. Awards may include Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and other special recognition awards.

c. The festival may also feature audience choice awards, determined by audience voting.

d. Winners will be announced and awarded during the festival's Awards and Gala Night.

a. A portion of the proceeds from the festival will be dedicated to supporting the Fil-Am Scholarship Foundation and Outreach Services programs.

b. The festival organizers will coordinate with the beneficiaries to ensure the proper allocation and utilization of the funds.

a. The festival reserves the right to use film stills, promotional materials, and excerpts from submitted films for promotional purposes.

b. Filmmakers may be requested to provide additional promotional materials, including posters and trailers, for the festival's marketing efforts.

a. Filmmakers with selected films are encouraged to attend the festival.

b. The festival may offer a limited number of tickets to the filmmakers for the Awards and Gala Night at no cost to them.

a. The festival organizers reserve the right to make changes to the rules and terms if necessary.

b. By submitting a film to the festival, filmmakers agree to abide by the rules and terms outlined herein.

c. A nudity scene should have a clear artistic or narrative purpose that contributes to the overall story or theme of the film. The use of nudity should not be gratuitous or exploitative. Actors involved in nudity scenes must be of legal age (18 years or older) as per the applicable jurisdiction. Proper documentation and verification of age may be required.

We kindly request all participants to carefully read and understand the rules and terms before submitting their films to the Las Vegas Filipino Short Film Festival. For any inquiries or clarifications, please contact the festival organizers at

Dates & Deadlines

June 8, 2023 | Opening Date

July 25, 2023E | Earlybird Deadline

August 25, 2023 | Regular Deadline

September 15, 2023 | Late Deadline

October 2, 2023 | Notification Date

October 28, 2023 | Event Date

Tel #: (702) 498-1826

Fil-Am Scholarship Foundation & Outreach Services, Inc.
1819 E. Charleston Boulevard, Suite 101
Las Vegas, NV 89104
United States

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