ContestsPartner Content

Review Writing Contest in Spanish for ‘Pelíkula’ Film Festival 2021

Pelikula Logo English

Read in Spanish

Calling all students who can write in Spanish!

“PELíCULA>PELíKULA,” the annual Spanish film festival of Instituto Cervantes de Manila, kicks off its 20th edition online on Oct. 1–10.

As part of the festival’s activities, La Jornada Filipina is teaming up with Instituto Cervantes de Manila, the Department of European Languages of the University of the Philippines Diliman (UP) and the Asociación Filipina de Enseñanza del Español como Lengua Extranjera for a film review writing contest in Spanish.

This contest is open to students of Spanish in the Philippines.

The best review in Spanish of the 11 movies featured at the official section of the festival will receive prizes.

Sounds good? Here’s how you can join:

Contest Rules

  • Participants must be students of Spanish at UP, other universities in the Philippines or Instituto Cervantes de Manila. Participants can submit one (1) review per movie.
  • Reviews must include author’s name, the university they are enrolled in and a contact number/ email address.
  • Reviews must be written in Spanish and be no longer than 600 words. At the end of the review, the author must expressly state that their text is original and has not been copied or translated from a previous one.
  • Besides linguistic accuracy, the originality of the approach and the interest of the text will be assessed.
  • Entries must be submitted to these three email addresses: [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected].
  • The deadline is on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 11 p.m.


The jury panel will be composed of the Spanish Section Coordinator of the Department of European Languages of UP Diliman, the AECID Lecturer of Spanish of UP Diliman and the Director of Instituto Cervantes de Manila (or a delegated person).


  • A gift set of Spanish foods worth PH₱7,000 from La Pícara, an upscale Spanish restaurant in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • A free Spanish course at Instituto Cervantes de Manila
  • A PELíCULA t-shirt
  • A set of 10 books in Spanish

Finally, the winning review will be published in La Jornada Filipina en español, the Spanish edition of our news magazine.

It will be prominently featured and will be read by Spanish-speaking audiences in Spain, United States, Philippines and countries in Latin America.

Got Some Questions?

If you have questions about the contest rules, you can email [email protected].

Comments are closed.

0 %