Heritage and Film Together With "We Are Intramuros 24 Hour Filmmaking Challenge"

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) together with the Intramuros Administration  partners for the one-of-a-kind project that aims to promote the walled city and its structured and living cultures with #WeAreintramuros 24 Hour Film Challenge. Aimed for students from high school to college students studying in Metro Manila, it will be something like a guerilla style of filmmaking that will involve a lot of activities, challenges and fun along the way.


With a press conference held last August 30, headed by FDCP Chairperson Liza Dino with Intramuros Administration represented by  Atty. Guiller Asido, they expressed the excitement with the collaboration of the two agencies which sees a win-win solution for the both of them as they develop potential filmmakers and also create film stories from its famous walls to the secret spots whose stories has never been heard or seen.

"This challenge will surely need our resource and minute that they have. We look forward filmmakers to be on their toes and make use of every to seeing the types of films that they will be coming up with," she said.

The goal is also to make Intramuros as a viable location for FILM or A/V production. The historical backdrop and interesting venues within the perimeters of INTRAMUROS will hopefully be highlighted by the creativity of the young participants The film projects can be of any topic as long as it is promoting the outstanding values of the Filipino people like hospitality, valuing family, hard work, and resourcefulness. Through the Wall Production Fund, ten (10) chosen participants will get an allowance to produce three to five-minute films. The competition is open to all young aspiring filmmakers in High School and College around Manila. 

Qualifications include the following:

  • Participants should be a Filipino citizen or a Philippine Passport holder
  • Applicant must be a student of an educational institution in the Metro Manila area. 


The production crew TEAM (max of 4 members total) with the proponent will have to come from the same educational institution they're connected with. 

Mechanics for submission:

  1. Completed PDF Document of the Entry Form: Synopsis, Treatment, Director's Intention, and rough outline of the production budget, list of filmmaking tools they'll be bringing during the 24-hour challenge.
  2. Proponent's Scanned copy of passport/ any government-issued ID (1) and/or scanned copy of school ID 
  3. Proponent may submit a maximum of two (2) entries but only one (1) will be selected All submissions must be done online 
  4. All entries must be original. 
  5. Preferences must be cited properly and with permission 
  6. Project must include Intramuros as a viable location 


Finalists can win the following awards:

  • Best Film Award with Php 20,000.00 cash prize, trophy & certificate
  • Jury's Choice Award with Php 15,000.00 cash prize, trophy and certificate 
  • People's Choice Award with Php 10,000 cash prize, trophy & certificate (most viral video) 
  • Consolation Prize of Php 5,000 for the eight (8) production teams with certificates 
  • Special Award that the Jury might feel rewarding, Php 5,000 for one or two (1 or 2) production teams with certificates 


The partnership hopes to raise the values of national pride, encourage common good and foster cultural awareness and creativity Deadline of submission of entries is on September 20, 2018. 

For more details, like and follow the FDCP social media accounts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook page.  You can also check out the facebook page for #WeAreIntramuros.

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