Cine Juana Digital Shorts Competition

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Cine Juana Digital Shorts Competition recognizes film as a powerful tool in raising awareness on violence and inspiring action to prevent it.


Who May Join

  • The competition is open to all senior high school (SHS) and college students nationwide. PCW will require team members of short-listed entries to present their valid school ID or registration card as proof. Employees of PCW, including their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from joining the contest. 
  • Employees of PCW, including their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from joining the contest.

Team Composition

  • Each team must be composed of at least three (3) to a maximum of five (5) members. All creative endeavors in the production (from scriptwriting, directing, shooting, editing, etc.) must be undertaken by the team, with no assistance from non-team members. 
  • Each team may only send one entry. Members of the team may come from different schools. There may be multiple entries coming from the same school, college or university as long as these come from different teams. 


  • #JuanParaKayJuana
    Entries under this category should highlight the role of men and boys in reducing violence against women (VAW), especially in their own circles. It can depict how men must not condone violence against women; how they can aid victims; how they can challenge the normalization of violence as an expression of masculinity; and how they can promote gender equality. 
  • #LabanJuana
    The 2017 National Demographic and Health Survey showed that only 34% of women who experience VAW sought help to stop the violence. Entries for this category should feature empowering stories that encourage women to seek help and break free from the cycle of violence.
  • #LigtasSiJuana
    With the approval of the Safe Space Act (RA 11313),gender-based harassment in public places, including online, like wolf whistling, catcalling, misogynistic and homophobic slurs, unwanted sexual advances, and other forms of sexual harassment are now punishable. Entries under this category shall spotlight on the important provisions of this new law, to help explain and popularize its contents.


  • Each video entry must be at least 3 minutes but not more than 5 minutes in duration (excluding closing credits).
  • Usage of royalty-free music is allowed. Teams are encouraged to come up with original musical scoring. Entries that contain copyrighted music and materials shall be disqualified. 
  • Entries must be in MPEG, MP4, MOV, or M2TS formats. Video size should be 1920 x 1080. Maximum file size is 2 GB.
  • Any local language may be used in the film, as long as English subtitles are included in the film. 
  • Videos which have been previously published, recorded or released in any part of the world and those which have been commissioned by any third party shall not be eligible as entries. Appearance of participants’ name, school logo, name of university or any product/brand name as a material or content in the video is disallowed.
  • Appearance of participants’ name, school logo, name of university or any product/brand name as a material or content in the video is disallowed.

Submission of Entries

  • Deadline of submission of entries is on or before November 12, 2019, 12mn., Philippine Standard Time. Any entry submitted beyond the deadline shall be automatically disqualified. 
  • Registration and submission of entries is through Google Forms. The form can be accesed here.
  • All entries will be deemed property of the PCW, to be used in promoting awareness on VAW.
  • The PCW reserves the right to disqualify any team who fails to comply with the competition rules and film guidelines. 
Prizes Per Category
  • 1st Place - ₱50,000 
  • 2nd Place - ₱35,000 
  • 3rd Place - ₱20,000
  • Consolation prize for two finalists- ₱5,000 each 
  • One People's Choice Award- ₱15,000
A panel of judges from PCW will pre-screen all the submitted entries to ensure that the contestants have complied with the prescribed guidelines and do not contain violent content, nudity or obscenity. Five finalists per category will be chosen and will advance to the final screening. 
Online Voting
Videos will be released on November 14, 2019 on PCW’s Facebook account (PCWgovph) and Youtube channel (CommissionOnWomenPH) and online voting will be opened through the Facebook account of PCW. Voters must like the PCW Facebook page, and share the video of their film of choice. The film with the highest number of shares will win the People's Choice Award. The basis for determining the number of shares will be PCW's FB insights. Voting period will run from November 14 to 21, 2019.
Winners Deliberation
Esteemed judges from the film industry and gender and development (GAD) experts/practitioners will select three winners (1st to 3rd place)  per category. The decision of the judges shall be final and not appealable.
Criteria for Judging
  • Relevance to the Theme and Objectives of the Contest - 50%
  • Creativity and Originality - 30%
  • Cinematography - 10%
  • Editing - 5%
  • Audio, Sound and Music - 5%
TOTAL - 100%
Finalists will be notified via e-mail. Winners will be announced and awarded at the kickoff ceremony of the 18-Day Campaign on Violence Against Women on November 25, 2019. Transportation and accommodation of a maximum of two team members per finalist shall be shouldered by PCW.
For more information, please contact please contact Nevi Calma  or Sharina Walde at (02)8352-5372 /0917-845-814/09273920375; email or log on to


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