In March 2021, Manila Broadcasting Company launched a short film competition to celebrate the extraordinary creative energy of Filipino filmmakers nationwide.
Dubbed as the MBC Short Film Festival (MSFF), the competition serves as the centerpiece of the anniversary celebrations of the broadcast network’s flagship station DZRH. Having been the frontrunner in radio dramas and documenting history as it unfolds via its news and public affairs division, MBC-DZRH hopes to contribute a digital platform for amateur and professional Filipino filmmakers to share their works with the world at large, by showcasing human interest stories based on real-life characters/situations in which the Filipino triumphs over adversity. In its initial foray, the MSFF sought entries in the short feature, documentary, and animation categories.
The festival itself will officially run from August 16-30, 2021 during which the public may view the finalists on the MSFF Official Website.
When applicable, the filming of all entries should follow safety protocols as mandated by the IATF.
For previous works, it must be explicitly stated that the film was produced prior to the restrictions.