Cebu International Film Festival


Years running: 11 (since 2012)

Cebu International Film Festival

International Film Festival.


CEBU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (CEBU.IFF) aims to gather filmmakers to celebrate the art and craft of filmmaking, promoting valuable cross-cultural partnerships, and sharing inspirational stories across the globe. CEBU.IFF shall serve as a springboard for local film makers to feature their stories through the art of film making. It also aims revive the Visayan film industry and further support the development of Philippine produced films that have a global reach through trainings and workshops by noted shakers in the industry, both local and global. CEBU.IFF will serve as the leading International Platform to showcase Philippine produced narrative and animated films to the rest of the world.


  • Best Long Narrative/Documentary (International and Philippine Focused) 
  • Best Short Narrative/Documentary (International and Philippine Focused) 
  • Animation (International or Philippine Focused) 
  • Best Student Short (Philippine Focused)


  • All films must be within 5 years of submission. 
  • Feature films from twenty-five to ninety (from 30-90min) minutes in duration.
  • Short films under twenty-five (30) minutes in duration.

Submit a  film via Filmfreeway.

Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Festival director: Peachy Fajatin




Official Website



225-H Elizabeth Pond St.
Cebu, Cebu 6000


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    January 15, 2022
  • Deadline
    January 31, 2022
  • Regular Deadline
    August 31, 2022
  • Notifications
    October 01, 2022
  • Event Dates
    25 — 31 December 2022
Categories & Fees

Fiction / documentary film from thirty-one to ninety (from 31-90min) minutes in duration.

  • Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $55

Fiction / documentary film from 5-30 minutes in duration.

  • Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $55
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