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Next Screening

Manila Philippines

2-4 July 2021

UPFI Film Center

About the Film Festival:

  • Asian Cinematography AWARDS (ACA)

    > Release Date: 1st March 2020

    > Notification Date: May 2021

    > AWARDS Ceremony: 2-4 July 2021

  • VENUE: UPFI Film Center

    Address: Magsaysay Ave. UP Campus
    1101 Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.

  • Film Festival

    Asian Cinematography Awards (ACA) is a film festival established and managed by the film industry professionals of Cinematography Awards Foundation (CA).

    We invite monthly submissions from around the world of films which demonstrate excellence in cinematography and other aspects of filmmaking.

    In addition, we give special emphasis to encouraging and promoting Asian cinematographers and filmmakers. Specific monthly categories for Best Asian Short Film/Cinematography are exclusive to this Asian edition of Cinematography Awards.
    ACA announces semi-finalists, finalists and winners each month.

    There is also a special category for short films which feature subjects and stories about the Filipino culture, society and diaspora. This category is a one-time submission with a deadline of 31st October 2019.

    The festival will feature live screenings, an exhibition and awarding ceremony in Manila, Philippines.

    Annual winners will receive the “Golden Eagle”, the official statuette of Cinematography AWARDS for the outstanding achievement in cinematography and filmmaking.
    Rules and terms of agreement are in line with other festivals of CA.

The Awards:


Every Winner of the category will receive a  personalized certificate with an online verification.

Festival Laurels

We award the best independent filmmakers after a comprehensive evaluation process. The course is divided into several stages:

> Semi-Finalsit

> Finalist

> Winner of the Category

> Best Film of the Month (Official Selection)

> Best Film of the Year


Cinematography AWARDS officially called the “Golden Eagle” is an award in the form of a statuette for outstanding achievements in the field of cinematography.

The trophy is handed during the award ceremony of the film festival within the year:
– Director – The Best Film Of The Year

– Director – The Best Asian Film

– Cinematographer – The Best Cinematographer

– Cinematographer – The Best Asian Cinematographer

How to submit the film?

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Submission Rules and Terms of Agreement:


The film festival works under the Cinematography Awards Foundation, an association of film festivals which highlight excellence in cinematography. It is legally established and is managed by film industry professionals.

A body supervising the foundation: The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage


  1. Monthly submissions for the 1st edition of Asian Cinematography Awards is open to short films, feature films and videos of any genre beginning of March 2019.
  2. Only the Best Filipino Short Film category is a one time submission with deadline on 31 October 2020.
  3. All films must be presented in their original language with English subtitle.
  4. Films must have been completed after 1 January 2019. Premiere status is not required.
  5. Films submitted in other Cinematography Awards editions are eligible for re-submission on ACA provided they did not win in any annual CA festival main awards.




How long is a short/feature film?

Films under 30 minutes are considered short films & over are features.


How are the films selected for the festival?

Films submitted to the festival are reviewed by our selection team, which evaluates each film, looking for the best thematic and well-produced films.


When you accept submissions?

We are accepting submissions year round with monthly deadlines.


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VENUE – The Next Live Screening

UPFI Film Center | Manila | Philippines

Asian Cinematography AWARDS (ACA)


2-4 July, 2021


Magsaysay Ave. UP Campus 1101 Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines



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