• -The film shall not be less than 75 minutes. This year’s theme is: Planting the Seeds of Change.  Story can be original or fiction but must be inspired by true accounts of a farmer, livestock raiser, fisher folk or other related individuals to agriculture.

 

  • -The members of the organizing committee are disqualified from joining the competition.

 

  • -Interested participants may submit a maximum of two (2) entries. However, only one entry per proponent shall be considered as a finalist.

 

  • -All finalists must have their premiere screening during the TOFARM Film Festival.

 

  • -All works must be strictly independent films and not produced by commercial producers. 

 

  • -Encouraged are different genres: comedy, drama, romance, action, suspense, horror and fantasy or combinations

 

  • -All entries must be submitted in a data file HD format.

 

  • -The total production budget for the film may exceed PhP 1,500,000. The proponent shall submit the copy of detailed financial statement/expenses of the grant. Additional expenses solicited from sponsors, donors, etc. by the director/producer shall be the sole responsibility of the director and TOFARM will not be responsible for any reimbursement. 

 

  • -Due to copyright laws, the music used in any entry must be original, licensed or public domain.

 

  • -Dialogue should be in Filipino or any Philippine dialect as deemed appropriate. All entries must be subtitled in English upon submission.

 

  • -Ownership of the film rights shall be on a 50% / 50% basis between TOFARM and the director/producer. The same system of sharing will be applied in all ancillary rights and pertinent negotiations, whether the film is sold, rented or leased in the Philippines or abroad.

 

  • -Proponents should assign a single representative to act on behalf of his team. All official communications shall be addressed to the said representative. The TOFARM Festival committee shall not be liable for any controversy regarding the sharing of awards among the members of the team.

 

  • -TOFARM shall ensure the safety of the films throughout the period in which the materials are in its custody.

 

  • -The organizer and its agencies reserve the right to use the entry’s name and/or materials for the purpose of publicity, advertising, and/or promotion without prior compensation or notice.

 

  • -The organizer reserves the right to cancel, change or amend this contest and its Rules and Regulations

 

  • -The decision of the Board of Judges is final.