A competition for filmmakers looking for guidance to bring their cutting-edge ideas and emerging talent to life. From inception to distribution, we have the tools and teachers that you need to bring your ideas from the depths of your minds to the rest of the world. Take advantage of this opportunity to receive a P250,000 grant and the chance to have your project be produced by Globe Studios in 2020.

Seven (7) finalists will receive the following mentorship on:

  • Directing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Producing
  • Cinematography
  • Production design
  • Film and Sound Editing
  • Distribution

Deadline of submission is EXTENDED until OCTOBER 31, 2019.


The Globe Studios Short Film Lab 2019 is open for Filipino citizens who have done at least one short film that participated in a regional, interschool, local or international festivals.

You can submit your short film if you meet the following criteria:

  • a Filipino filmmaker, 18 years old and above.
  • not yet credited as a director on more than two (2) mainstream or independent, digital or theatrical, full-length feature

The film project you plan to submit must not have started production yet at the time of grant application. It should also not exceed 20 minutes including the credits.

We will accept all genres including narrative, animation, creative documentary and experimental cinema.


Entries may be submitted through this e-application on or before October 31, 2019.

Pitch your idea by sending a presentation deck that includes the following:

  • Logline
  • Synopsis
  • Director’s statement
  • Bio and Filmography
  • Proposed budget and timetable
  • List of cast/staff/crew if available
  • Visual references.

The grantees will be announced on November 17 during the festival.

Rights to the film will be split 50-50 between the filmmaker and Globe Studios.