Indie Un-film Festival (IUF) is an annual digital film competition hosted by the DLSU Green Media Group that aims to serve as an avenue for student filmmakers to showcase their films. The festival includes screenings of the competition’s finalists, with each screening featuring a short talk by contemporary filmmaker in the Philippines.

As it approaches its 16th year, IUF 2019 aims to inspire young filmmakers to challenge the typical, and look beyond what is portrayed on screen with its theme, Redefine Film.


Indie Un-film Festival wants you to see the art of filmmaking through different lenses.


Are you ready to redefine film with us?




Rules and Regulations

  1. The contest is open to legitimate undergraduate and senior high school students of school year 2018-2019 from all schools and colleges in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Graduates may still submit entries provided that the entry was made during their time as undergraduates or senior high school students.

  2. Applicants may submit a copy of their entry in any of the following categories:

    1. Feature
    2. Documentary
    3. Music Video
    4. Experimental Video
    5. Feature (SHS)

    The language of the film is open to any dialect. All entries must have English subtitles.
    All entries may be live action or animated regardless of category.

  3. A participant may submit more than one entry. However, an entry can only be submitted to one category.

  4. All entries must not exceed 20 minutes (including the opening and closing credits).

  5. Entries must be in MP4 format with a minimum quality of 720p. Other formats like Mini DVs, V8, NTSC AVI, and DVD format will not be accepted.

  6. Music videos must contain an original song from the filmmaker or must acquire the consent of the artist to use the song in the music video.

  7. Films that have been previously awarded in a major film competition in the national and international level will be disqualified. However, if an entry has been submitted to another competition but has not won an award at the time of submission in IUF 2019, the entry is still qualified.

  8. Entries that run over-time or contain pornographic elements such as nudity and the explicit depiction of sexual activity will also be disqualified.

  9. Participants must indicate if they have incurred help from professional production houses for the making of their film. Participants must specify the name of the production house and what specific work was done for the video.

  10. Deadline of submission of entries is on May 17, 2019. Entries submitted beyond the deadline will not be accepted.

ONLINE

SUBMISSION PROCESS

  1. Pay the non-refundable joining fee (250 php)
      Bank account:
            Floriza F. Infante
            6086 2768 26
            BPI Family Savings


  2. Create a Google Drive folder containing the following:
    1. Entry
      1. Copy of the entry in MP4 format, min quality is 720p
      2. 30-second trailer in MP4 format, min quality is 720p
      3. Word document containing the logline
      4. Word document containing the full list of Cast & Crew (Indicate professional help if incurred)
      5. Soft copy of poster (11x17in, portrait, JPG)

    2. Documents
      1. Photocopy of current semester’s registration form*
      2. Photocopy of ID*
      3. Deposit slip

      4. *Applies to director, screenwriter, director of photography, and editor

    Note: Make sure that uploaded files are in good condition and has organized file names. The drive must be shared directly to the email indieunfilmfestival@gmail.com ONLY.
  3. Learn how to operate Google Drive here.


  4. Accomplish the online application form here

  5. Email indieunfilmfestival@gmail.com to confirm that an entry has been submitted.

  6. Wait for the confirmation email regarding your submission.

OFFLINE

SUBMISSION PROCESS

  1. Pay the non-refundable joining fee (250 php)
      Bank account:
            Floriza F. Infante
            6086 2768 26
            BPI Family Savings

  2. Download, print, and accomplish the offline application form here.
  3. Submit the following in a short brown envelope:
    1. Documents
      1. Application form (under director’s name)
      2. Photocopy of current semester’s registration form*
      3. Photocopy of school ID*
      4. Deposit slip
      5. *Applies to director, screenwriter, director of photography, and editor
    2. DVD #1
      1. Title, category, running time, and applicant name on the cover
      2. Copy of the entry in MP4 format, min quality is 720p
      3. 30-second trailer in MP4 format, min quality is 720p
      4. Word document containing the Logline
      5. Word document containing the full list of Cast and Crew (Indicate professional help if incurred)
      6. Soft copy of poster (11x17in, portrait, .JPG)
    3. DVD #2
      1. Title, category, running time, and applicant name on the cover
      2. Copy of the entry in MP4 format, min quality is 720p
      3. 30-second trailer in MP4 format, min quality is 720p

  4. There are two options for manual entry submission:
    1. Courier
      1. Address to DLSU GREEN MEDIA GROUP (2401 Taft Ave., Malate, Manila 1004)
      2. Message Nicole Manansala, Participations Head, at 0915 638 0459 when you submit with the advisory of the package’s estimated date of arrival.
      3. Email indieunfilmfestival@gmail.com to confirm that an entry has been submitted.
    2. Meet-Up
      1. Message Nicole Manansala, Participations Head, at 0915 638 0459 two (2) days before the desired meet-up.
      2. Address is 2401 Taft Ave., Malate Manila. For DLSU students, you may proceed to the Culture and Arts Office at 5/F Br. Connon Hall (SPS).

  5. Wait for the confirmation email regarding your submission.

Judging Process

  1. All entries will be filtered by the organizers along with selected judges to determine the entries which will qualify for the awards and be shown on the screening. The IUF Selection Committee reserves the right to award the finalist status to any entry.
  2. Decisions of the judges are final with respect to all matters relating to the IUF 2019 film competition. The judges reserve the right to not give any awards in a category should no entry merit it.
  3. In the event that only one entry will qualify in a category, the entry will automatically be declared as the winner; however, the participant will only receive half of the cash prize.
  4. Finalists will be notified through text message and e-mail, as well as our Facebook page, and will be given 2 complimentary festival passes. The complimentary passes will be given on the day of the event if and only if the finalists have confirmed attendance.

Criteria


For Feature
(College and SHS Division)


Directing 20%
Cinematography 20%
Originality of Concept 15%
Screenplay 15%
Scoring 10%
Production Design 10%
Audience Engagement 10%
TOTAL 100%

For Music Video


Directing 20%
Cinematography 20%
Narrative 15%
Scoring 15%
Originality of Concept 15%
Audience Engagement 15%
TOTAL 100%


For Documentary


Directing 20%
Cinematography 20%
Originality of Concept 15%
Narrative 15%
Scoring 15%
Relevance 10%
Audience Engagement 10%
TOTAL 100%


For Experimental


Directing 20%
Cinematography 20%
Scoring 20%
Originality of Concept 20%
Audience Engagement 20%
TOTAL 100%

Awards


Major Awards

  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Documentary Film
  • Best Experimental Film
  • Best Music Video
  • Best Feature Film (SHS Category)


Special Citations

  • Best Director
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Editing
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Sound Design
  • People’s Choice Award

Abandon the typical and challenge the quintessential.


Redefine film

with Indie Un-Film Festival 2019.