Viddsee Juree Philippines

Call for Submissions

No Entry Fee For Filmmakers

Juree Philippines 2018 has closed. Stay tuned for next edition.

or, check out the In/Out Competition films released here

Viddsee Juree Awards is a competition held to celebrate jury’s picks of Asian short films from all genres: fiction, documentary and animation.

In this edition of Viddsee Juree Awards, Filipino filmmakers will be eligible for an opportunity for their films to be watched and judged by a panel of international jury. Each short film shortlisted for the competition will have the opportunity to be watched by millions online on and selected for film screenings around various cities in the Philippines.

This competition is part of Viddsee’s commitment to celebrate and support filmmakers and film communities in Asia.

The screening and awarding will be held in Manila, Philippines, in September 2018. More details of venue and event rundown will be updated here.


Viddsee Film Production Grant

Viddsee will present the Gold winner a grand prize of PHP160,000 as a Production Grant for the making of a short film. Viddsee will also offer the Silver winner PHP80,000 as a Production Grant. Both filmmakers will get to work closely with Viddsee Studios from idea creation to completion and distribution of this project on Viddsee’s platform. Project is slated to complete within 12 months from the awarding date.

Microphones and Audio Accessories

RØDE will offer the Gold winner a NTG3 super-cardioid shotgun microphone, Boompole Pro, Blimp Wind Shield and Shock Mount System, PG2R Pistol Grip Shock Mount, WS7 Deluxe Wind Shield, and they will offer the Silver winner a VideoMic Pro+.

A 5-day Global Film & TV Program in LA

Motion Picture Association will offer the Gold winner a 5-day Global Film & TV Program in Los Angeles. The 5-day course includes a series of meetings, lectures and film events with production companies, agents, managers, entertainment lawyers, unions, guilds and film studios in Los Angeles, designed to provide an exclusive and informative introduction to the Hollywood film and television industry. The course will include a visit to the American Film Market, opportunities to present and pitch your projects to industry professionals, and network with other filmmakers from around the world. The Program will take place in late October/early November 2019.

Creative Cloud Subscriptions

Adobe will offer 10 finalist filmmakers a 12-month Creative Cloud All Apps subscription worth US$560 each.

Apple TV (4th generation) 32GB

The winning film of audience choice award will receive an Apple TV (4th generation) 32GB. The film with the highest number of hearts ♡ accumulated during the voting period (7th - 21st Sep, 23:59 PHT) will be the winner.


Ben Thompson

After graduating from Aberystwyth University in 2003 Ben left Wales to head to New York. Shortly after arriving he joined the Tribeca Film Festival. While there he discovered a passion for short form storytelling and creativity and began working with the programming team watching film submissions. In 2010 he became the Shorts Programmer for the festival. Ben is fascinated by the influence film has on our world and culture and travels to search out new stories from around the globe. He has watched over 8,000 short films for Tribeca alone.

Amir Muhammad

Amir Muhammad is a Malaysian publisher, writer and occasional movie-maker. Among his films and documentaries are The Big Durian (2003) and The Last Communist (2006). Since 2011 he has been more active as a book publisher of urban pulp fiction, but has also helped produce some shorts on Viddsee, including RM10 (directed by Emir Ezwan) and Beluran Screams! (directed by Badrul Hisham Ismail). He is a partner of Da Huang Pictures in Kuala Lumpur. Later in 2018 he will announce a new film company!

Cherie Gil Eigenmann

Cherie Gil comes from a distinguished lineage of Filipino acting talents, dubbed by the industry as “the Barrymores of the Philippines.” She has been acting in a number of TV series, films, and theatrical productions for decades. A recipient of many awards, including Best Supporting Actress in the Metro Manila Film Festival (winning it thrice), Cherie Gil may be best known as Lavinia Arquelles for that iconic scene in the movie Bituing Walang Ningning (1985), now considered a classic. More significantly, in 2016, she was conferred the prestigious Ani ng Dangal award by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), representing the Cinema category; ASEAN Best Actress for Sonata; and Madrid Film Festival Best Actress in a Foreign Film, Mana.

General Guidelines

  • Films must be completed after 1st January 2016 till present

  • To join this competition, you are required to submit your film entry from 21st Jun 2018 onwards

  • You can submit more than 1 film entry

  • Film submission deadline: 10th Aug 2018

  • Films can be released theatrically or available online (i.e. YouTube, Vimeo) prior to festival competition

  • Films can be from all genres: fiction, documentary, animation

  • Films can be presented in their original native language/dialect. Non-English language films are recommended to have English-language subtitles hard-burned in the video or provided in .srt format with original copy (if you don’t have it, write to us)

  • Viddsee does not accept works in progress or trailers

  • Duration of films is preferred to be no longer than 30 minutes (including end credits)

  • Films selected for Viddsee Juree showcase will be streamed online on Viddsee’s platform and they will not be allowed for a takedown for a period of one year

To qualify, the film must meet two of the three following standards:

  • The Director is a current Filipino Resident or a Filipino

  • The Executive Producer and/or Producer and/or Screenwriter must be a Filipino, or resident

  • At least 70% of the film was shot in the Philippines

Open Submission
21st Jun
Submission Closes
10th Aug
Film Selection
19th Aug
In/Out Competition Announcement & Films Released
4th Sep
Jury Selection
15th Sep
Audience Choice Award Voting
21st Sep
29th Sep

Submissions Guidelines

Preferred File Format

  • MP4 or MOV

  • H.264

  • At least 720p or higher in resolution.

  • Here are the video requirements if you need to check encoding specs.

Select One Of The Following Methods in Submitting Your Film

Here are the few steps to submit your film:

    Go to

    Sign up for a Viddsee Creator account using your Facebook or email account

    The verification email will take about 1-2 mins to reach your inbox. If you don’t see it in your inbox, you can check your spam folder.

    Fill up your personal details to complete the film license agreement

    Click on the button Add a new film to start uploading your film

    For programming consideration, Viddsee accepts online screeners without any watermark/ logo. To do so, fill in your video file link currently hosted on i.e. WeTransfer, Google Drive, Dropbox link. Vimeo or YouTube links for the complete film are acceptable too.

    Indicate jureePH2018 in the “Referral code” field box

    After you have filled in all the necessary details, navigate to step 5. Then, type in jureePH2018 in the “Referral code” field box.

    Submit your film to Viddsee for curation. We will get back to you on the status of your film submission!

If you are unable to submit online, you may follow the steps below:

    Acknowledge our online film license agreement form:

    Mail your video file in DVD as .mov or .mp4 in HD format to Viddsee
    Attn: Alemberg Ang 23 Florida Street, Greenhills East Mandaluyong 1550, Metro Manila
    +63 917.811.0217

    Label director’s name and contact details eg. email address, contact number, on DVD

    Include your film synopsis (in English) & year of production eg. 2018

    If you have any questions, contact Or meet us at our community film events and take your films with you!

Overall Process

After submitting your film, there will be a selection process by Viddsee’s curation team. After the selection is completed, we will send an email notification to the selected filmmakers. If your film is selected for Viddsee Juree, it will be screened online on platform on 4th Sep 2018, and added to a channel collection named “Viddsee Juree Philippines”. Out of these selected films, Viddsee’s curation team will select the top 10 films to further participate in the in-competition segment. The winning films from the in-competition segment will be chosen by the Jury.

Supporting Partners