Call for Entries


Asian Next Wave Competition 2020

Asian Next Wave Competition 2020

₱1.5M x 3 Feature Films
for Asian Next Wave Competition 2020

Deadline of submission: January 6, 2020, 5PM


  1. Proponent can either be Producer or Director;
  2. Proponent must be a Filipino citizen;
  3. Director must not have more than three feature films (co-direction included);
  4. Final film output must have its Philippine premiere in QCinema 2020;
  5. Final film output must be maximum of 120mins, in PRORES format with ENGLISH SUBTITLES;
  6. DCP of the submitted final film output belongs to QCFDC and the filmmaker/ proponent can make his/ her own copy;
  7. 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;
  8. Rights to the final film output belong to the filmmaker proponent, but QCFDC reserves the right to screen it for the duration of QCinema 2020 and selected events after the festival screening (with prior notice to the proponent);
  9. 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.


Grant applicants should submit both hard copy and soft copy of the following:

  1. Completed QCinema 2020 application form, download here;
  2. Director must be a Filipino citizen and must have no more than 3 feature films as solo directorial credit;
  3. Softcopy (PDF format) and 3-hard copies (short bond paper) of the following:
    • synopsis (1 page)
    • director’s statement (1 page)
    • profile of the proponent (Producer or Director)
    • sequence outline
    • complete screenplay, minimum of 60 sequences (standard screenplay format here)
    • link and USB of director’s reel and sample works
    • proposed budget outline (divided into: pre-production, actual production, post production).

For commercial, non-commercial, and/ or festival screenings (outside of QCinema 2020), 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, Quezon City 1100 |