We are a country of many festivals. It’s is a way of life for many. To date we have a good number of competitive film festivals. This platform gives the best of opportunities to both young and seasoned Filipino filmmakers to showcase their latest films.
The Philippines is one of the many countries where their local film festival gives grants to their filmmakers. These local film festivals have also become an avenue for budding filmmakers to showcase their talents, eventually exposing them to more film projects. In addition, the abundance of amateur and potential filmmakers, through the democracy of filmmaking, creates a significant market for films to tap in the new platforms. That makes cinema very much alive, broadening audience viewership for alternative cinema through various institutions. Someday we can succeed more.
Here’s a list of notable film festivals in the Philippines
METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL
CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS
PISTA NG PELIKULANG PILIPINO
TOFARM FILM FESTIVAL