CINEMAPÚA is an annual Student Short Film Festival of Mapúa University (Makati, Philippines), which showcases the students' skills in producing short films and appreciating the value of filmmaking. This student film festival was conceptualized by Prof. Benigno B. Agapito Jr. in 2002. This event is organized annually by the School of Media Studies of Mapúa University, Makati, Philippines.

Cinemapúa aims to: 1) enhance the students' awareness of the importance of film arts in the academe, community, and the world as a whole; 2) develop the skills of the students in using film technology as a tool for learning; 3) educate the students about the basic concepts, principles, and practices of film arts and visual communication; 4) promote values through film production; and 5) depict and preserve the values of social realities and cultural heritage such as local folklore, traditions, language, and social knowledge.

The competition has four (4) categories: 1) Collegiate Category; 2) High School Category; 3) All Mapúans Category; and 4) World Short Film Section

Collegiate Category is a category for college students from all universities & colleges in the Philippines.

High School Category is a category for senior and junior high school students from all universities, colleges & high schools in the Philippines.

All Mapúans Category is an exclusive category for Mapúa college, senior high school, and master students from Intramuros and Makati campuses in the Philippines.

World Short Film Section is a category open to all foreign student-filmmakers worldwide, both college, and high school students.

The prizes of the winners: (For Collegiate Category, Cardinal Gold Film Award – P10,000 plus Cinemapua trophy; Cardinal Silver Film Award – P7,000 plus Cinemapua trophy; and Cardinal Bronze Film Award – P5,000 plus Cinemapua trophy); (For All Mapúans Category, Cardinal Gold Film Award – P10,000 plus Cinemapua trophy; Cardinal Silver Film Award – P7,000 plus Cinemapua trophy; and Cardinal Bronze Film Award – P5,000 plus Cinemapua trophy); and (For High School Category, Cardinal Gold Film Award – P7,000 plus Cinemapua trophy; Cardinal Silver Film Award – P5,000 plus Cinemapua trophy; and Cardinal Bronze Film Award – P3,000 plus Cinemapua trophy). (For World Short Film Section, the prize will be announced soon.)

1. CineMapua is open to all college, senior & junior high school students from all universities, colleges, and high schools in the Philippines. This year, CineMapúa opens the 'World Short Film Section,' a worldwide category for foreign student films.

2. The film entry must be a narrative feature with a maximum length of 20 minutes and a minimum of 10 minutes, including the credits.

3. The entry must be a live-action video or animation, in a narrative format, of any of the following genres: drama, comedy, musical, action, suspense, historical, science fiction, or adventure with an emphasis on depicting and preserving the knowledge and values of social realities and cultural heritage such as folklore, traditions, customs, tales, language, social knowledge, issues, and concerns relating to society and people.

4. Films using regional dialects or foreign languages must have English subtitles.

5. The music or the song used in the entry must be original or secure a permit from the original artist to use the song or music.

6. The competition has four (4) categories: 1) Collegiate Category; 2) High School Category; 3) All Mapúans Category; and 4) World Short Film Section

7. Collegiate Category is a category for college students from all universities & colleges in the Philippines.

8. High School Category is a category for senior and junior high school students from all universities, colleges & high schools in the Philippines.

9. All Mapúans Category is an exclusive category for Mapúa college, senior high school, and master students from Intramuros and Makati campuses in the Philippines.

10. World Short Film Section is a category open to all foreign student-filmmakers worldwide, both college and high school students.

11. Student filmmakers can have a maximum of 2 film entries.

12. Submission must contain the following: a final copy of the film in MP4 format; a one-minute film teaser in MP4 format; and a film poster in 16x20 size.

13. Indicate that your film is a student work under the specifications of your project information, and don't forget to state the name of your school and upload your school ID

14. The deadline for submitting the film entry is October 23, 2022.

15. All submitted films will be screened to select the Top 10 for Collegiate Category (for the Philippines only), Top 10 for High School Category (for the Philippines only), Top 10 for All Mapúans Category (for the Philippines only), and Top 20 for World Short Film Section (International category).

16. The top films for all categories are the finalists and the official entries of Cinemapúa 2022.

17. The CineMapúa Film Festival Week will be on December 5-11, 2022, at the Mapúa University new campus in Makati City, upon the approval of the CineMapúa Committee and the Mapúa University Administration.

18. The winners are announced during the 'CineMapúa Gabi ng Parangal' (CineMapúa Awards Night) on December 10, 2022.

19. The Criteria for Judging: a. Directing (20 points); b. Cinematography (15 points); c. Editing (15 points); d. Story Concept (15 points); e. Sound Design (15 points); f. Characterization (10 points); and, g. Production Design (10 points).

20. The prizes of the winners: (For Collegiate Category, Cardinal Gold Film Award – P10,000 plus Cinemapua trophy; Cardinal Silver Film Award – P7,000 plus Cinemapua trophy; and Cardinal Bronze Film Award – P5,000 plus Cinemapua trophy); (For All Mapúans Category, Cardinal Gold Film Award – P10,000 plus Cinemapua trophy; Cardinal Silver Film Award – P7,000 plus Cinemapua trophy; and Cardinal Bronze Film Award – P5,000 plus Cinemapua trophy); and (For High School Category, Cardinal Gold Film Award – P7,000 plus Cinemapua trophy; Cardinal Silver Film Award – P5,000 plus Cinemapua trophy; and Cardinal Bronze Film Award – P3,000 plus Cinemapua trophy). (For World Short Film Section, the prize will be announced soon.)

21. The Festival Special Awards (in each category with Cinemapua trophies): Cardinal Best Performance of an Actress; Cardinal Best Performance of an Actor; Cardinal Best Director; Cardinal Best Screenplay; Cardinal Best Cinematography; Cardinal Best Film Editing; Cardinal Best Production Design; Cardinal Best Sound Design; Cardinal Best Original Sound Track; Cardinal Best Film Teaser; Cardinal Best Film Poster; and Cardinal Audience Choice Award.

22. To give recognition to the film to depict and preserve Philippine arts and cultural heritage, CINEMAPÚA will give the Cultural Heritage Award to a deserving film per category (only for Philippine film entries).

23. The decision of the Board of Judges is final. The judges have the right not to award any of the mentioned categories if no entry should merit it.