The Department of Trade and Industry-Consumer Protection and Advocacy Bureau (DTI-CPAB) will hold a nationwide short film competition as part of the celebration of the Consumer Welfare Month this October 2019 with the theme “Sustainable Consumption: Understanding the Impact of Consumer’s Choice in a Shared Environment.”


I. About the Contest

This Short Film Competition targets Senior High School Students to create a film which encourages consumers and businesses to take action on consumer issues anchored on any of the following subjects:

  1. Sustainable Consumption: Understanding the Impact of Consumer’s Choices in a Shared Environment
  2. Digital Commerce
  3. Vulnerable Groups
II. Eligibility and Specifications
  1. The competition is open to Senior high school students nationwide, both from public and private schools;
  2. There should only be one (1) entry per School Division Office per category at the Regional Level;
  3. There should only be one (1) entry per Region per category at the National Level;
  4. The film may use any creative genre or style (i.e. narrative, documentary, comedy, drama, animation, music videos) but must depict the category in the film’s entirety.
  5. The film should generally be in English, Filipino or any Philippine dialect; However, subtitling must be provided.
  6. The use of offensive acts or language shall be a ground for disqualification;
  7. Music used for the film must be original, licensed or in the public domain;
  8. Entry should be in HD data format (MP4, MOV, or AVI) in portable hard drive or DVD;
  9. Entry has not been exhibited as part of any other film competition;
  10. Maximum running time of the film should not exceed 10 minutes, inclusive of an optional opening and closing credits.

III. Submission of Entries for Regional Competition

  1. Participating schools may send their entry either through hand carry or courier for initial screening of the following Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Offices:Consumer Protection and Advocacy Bureau (CPAB) – Entrants within NCR
    Consumer Protection and Advocacy Bureau at 2F Trade and Industry Building, 361 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, 1200, Makati City, Philippines
    DTI – Regional Offices (DTI-RO) – Entrants for provincial offices
  2. Entries should be submitted in a long brown envelope properly labeled with the name of school.

  The following information should be enclosed together with the CD presentation:

    1. Name, address and contact number of the school
    2. Contact person of the group, email address and telephone number
    3. Particular topic/subject of presentation
    4. Information on group members (name, age, high school level, and signature)
    5. Total duration of the film

IV.  National Level Elimination Round

  1. Pre-screening for the National level competition will be on 26 September 2019;
  2. Five (5) entries per category will be chosen as finalists;
  3. Announcement of results will be coordinated and issued through official email or letter on 7 October 2019.

V. Final Competition

  1. Video Entries of the five (5) finalists per category chosen during the National level elimination round will be posted in the DTI Philippines Facebook page;
  2. Entries of the 5 finalists per category are to be showcased during a public screening to be held on 19 October 2019 (Tentative) at Cinematheque Center Manila. Awarding will be held at PICC on 24 October 2019.
The following criteria shall be the basis for judging for all competition levels:

To qualify for the National level, cut-off score is 85%.



a)       Storytelling (Pacing, Direction, Plot)


b)       Creativity and Originality (Techniques on conveying the theme)


c)       Engagement and Relevance to the Theme (Emotional Response of viewers)


d)       Technical Quality (Cinematography, Editing, Audio, Music, Sound Effects)


e)       Number of Facebook likes (DTI Philippines Facebook page)