The Northwest Filipino Film Festival® is a unique showcase of contemporary Filipino cinema and works from the Filipino diaspora. Works include films and videos by Filipinos from the archipelago and all over the world.

NWF3 is dedicated to advancing understanding, preserving and promoting Filipino culture amongst different people in Northwest USA. It also aims to reconnect Filipinos from different generations who are now living in America. This film festival’s objective, presented through the powerful medium of film raises the awareness of our similarities and connections.

This is a project by the 25-year old production company, Pavison Worldwide Enterprises in cooperation with Fire Starters Manila Productions Co.

Awards & Prizes

Audiences all across the Northwest will be given the opportunity to vote for :

- Favorite Film

The festival jury composed of most respected names in the film industry and the arts community shall be voting for the major awards:

- Best Actor

- Best Actress

- Best Director

- Jury Prize NWF3 Film of the Year

Rules & Terms

We welcome new film and video submissions by and/or about Filipinos.


We encourage submissions that are independently produced with a Filipino and Filipino diaspora artist in a key creative role (behind the camera and/or on screen). We welcome films and videos of all genres, including but not limited to: narrative, documentary, short, animation, experimental, etc. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

2) SUPPORT MATERIALS (in addition to printed and signed application form)

Secure online screener links are the preferable previewing method. A DVD preview copy (NTSC, Region 0 or 1) is also acceptable, and must be received post-marked by the deadline December 20, 2015 to be considered for the 2016 festival. If submitting an online screener, please be prepared to send a DVD preview copy upon request.

Do not send masters or irreplaceable material. Submitted DVDs must be able to play on standalone DVD players. Please label in ink each item clearly with title, director’s name, running time, year, and contact information. Previews WILL NOT be returned. Do not send unnecessary printed material.


Send all submissions to:


Northwest Filipino Film Festival
Unit 12D Spiro Jenkinsen Tower
No. 80 Timog Avenue, Barangay Sacred Heart
Quezon City, Philippines 1100

For international packages: The customs declaration should clearly state the preview video has no commercial value, is for temporary consideration and for cultural use only. NWF3 will not cover the resulting customs and duties charges, and will refuse the package. Do not send entries in a fibre-filled envelope. Inquire through: firestartersmanila@gmail.com 


Selected applicants must provide a DCP format of the film/video work. NWF3 is not responsible for transfer costs for the appropriate exhibition format.

The participant agrees to pay print shipping costs to the festival. The festival will pay the return shipping cost (one way). Shipping information (such as where/when the tape/print is coming and going to) must be settled upon confirmation of participation. The exhibition tape/print must arrive at the festival one month prior to the festival.


By submitting to this festival, you hereby grant the Northwest Filipino Film Festival permission to screen and otherwise use the aforementioned title (the “Work”) in connection with the 2015 festival. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights in and to the Work and/or you have the authority to grant NWF3 the rights to screen and otherwise use the Work. Your film festival acceptance also grants NWF3 permission to use stills and excerpts from the Work for promotional and publicity use.