Call for Entries: The Asian International Children’s Film Festival 2016

The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) of the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, in cooperation with the National Youth Commission (NYC), is now accepting entries for the Asian International Children’s Film Festival 2016.

The Asian International Children’s Film Festival was launched to serve as a platform for creative interaction and cultural exchange among young filmmakers by allowing them to share their thoughts on certain universal topics through short films.

This year, the festival will be focusing on the theme “Something I Dislike”.

All Filipino high school students, except those who have already been to Japan as part of previous Asian International Children’s Film Festivals, are encouraged to join and submit their own 3-minute videos effectively exploring the theme of this year’s festival. Deadline for submission of entries is on September 2, 2016.

The top three finalists from the Philippines will be sent to Japan for the international leg of the competition to be held on November 26.

All expenses to be incurred in relation to this event will be borne by the Government of Japan through the JENESYS2016 Programme. The JENESYS2016 Programme aims to strengthen international relations among the youths of Southeast Asia and Japan by facilitating various cultural and academic exchanges.

To join the competition, please download the official forms and guidelines from the Embassy of Japan website

For other inquiries, please call the Japan Information and Culture Center at 551-5710 local 4210 or 2313 or send an e-mail at You may also direct your questions to the office of the National Youth Commission at or call the number 416-2833.