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Call for Entries: Mga Kwento ng Klima Short Films 2023 launching this April

Submission of climate stories for Mga Kwento ng Klima (MKK) 2023 will open this month!

The Oscar M. Lopez Center invites all independent and professional Filipino filmmakers to join the MKK 2023 set to be launched in time for Earth Day.

The MKK is a mobile climate filmmaking competition that aims to generate climate stories told from the local context, highlighting unique climate realities and notions of resilience, in local languages.

Eligibility and Entry Requirements 

  • Interested filmmakers must submit a film pitch deck that will result in a 3-5 minute film that has the following specifications:
    • Live-action film in narrative format following any of the following genres: drama, comedy, musical, action, suspense, historical, or science fiction. Documentary and animated films will not be accepted.
    • Film narrative must have a strong climate lens. Narratives on the environment, biodiversity, and other similar topics with no climate lens will not be accepted.
  • Filmmakers can submit a maximum of two (2) film pitch decks using the template provided by the OML Center. 
  • Filmmakers are expected to use a smartphone to shoot the entire film.
  • There is no submission fee to join the competition.

Submission Process and Screening

  • Pitch decks must be submitted by the first week of May via email to <[email protected]> with the following format:
    • Page size: A4
    • Font style and size: Courier New 12
    • Line spacing: 1.5
    • Space before paragraph: None
    • File format: PDF
    • File name format: PitchDeck_Production Name_Title of the Film
  • Pitch decks will be screened and evaluated based on climate lens, story concept, director’s vision, and proposed creative approach.
  • Qualifying participants will then proceed to attend the General Assembly and Climate Film Lab sessions to complete their short films.

Up to ten film entries will have a chance to win Best Film award and take home a tax-free cash prize of Php 50,000.

Complete competition details, mechanics, and film submission requirements will be released during the official launch of the MKK 2023. Stay tuned by following the social media channels of the OML Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I watch the Mga Kwento ng Klima 2022 films?

Mga Kwento ng Klima 2022 films will soon be available on iWant TFC for free streaming. In the meantime, trailers of the film are available on OML Center’s YouTube channel: 

Where can I watch the Mga Kwento ng Klima documentary?

Mga Kwento ng Klima may be viewed for free in parts on the ABS-CBN YouTube channel. Visit the OML Center YouTube channel: See also the Mga Kwento ng Klima project page on the OML Center’s website for more information: 

Are there any resources I can use to know more about climate change and its impacts to the Philippines?

The OML Center developed a series of Climate Fact Sheets to provide concise and practical information on climate change topics relevant to the Philippines. Access the Climate Fact Sheets here: