The 2017 competition has now closed. Stay tuned for the next round of The 5-Min Video Challenge!


If all you had were 5 minutes, how would you bring different people together?
Capture the theme "Connecting Lives" through a short video and inspire hope in others. Your story could win you cash prizes and a chance to reach an international audience at the Singapore regional awards.


Local Round








Aim to be the Social Media Star and get a chance to win USD3,000.

  • Submit your video entry.
  • Post 10- to 30-second trailers of your film on your social media accounts.
  • Campaign for likes, as the most number of likes wins the award.
  • This is a regional-wide competition as there will only be one (1) winner across all countries.
  • Posts must be made public with the hashtags:
  • Validity of likes is until November 21, 2017, 11:59 PM. Interactions received afterwards will be considered invalid.
  • Announcement of the winner will be done two (2) weeks after the deadline.


Local Round

Regional Round


Entries may not contain: sexually explicit or suggestive content; unnecessary violence or derogatory remarks of any ethnic, race, gender, religious, professional, sexual orientation, or age group; promotion of alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons; promotion of activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotion of any particular political agenda or message; obscene or offensive material; endorsement of any form of hate/hategroups; defamation, misrepresentation, or disparaging remarks; material inciting conflicts about governments, other people, or companies.

View Terms and Conditions for more information.
Promo is valid until October 22, 2017 per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 12257 Series of 2017.


Stay tuned for updates!

Submission of

Social Media
Star Award Voting

Local Winners

Regional Gala

"Pagnanakaw" by Miguel Sotto and Jaz Reyes
2016 Regional Round Runner-Up


Quark Henares

Quark Henares is a multi-awarded filmmaker known for having written and directed feature films such as My Candidate, Rakenrol, and Keka. He also created the cult TV series Rakista for TV5 and has helmed music videos for everyone from Gary V to Taken by Cars. When he isn't filming, Quark is also a musician, columnist, DJ, entrepreneur, and professor at the Ateneo de Manila University. He's currently the head of Globe Studios, the film and television arm of Globe Telecom.

Bianca Gonzalez

Bianca Gonzales is a Filipina TV host, writer, advocate, former magazine editor, and now wife and mother. She grew up dreaming and studying to become a filmmaker, but ended up working on cam instead for ABS-CBN.

Antoinette Jadaone

Antoinette Jadaone is an award-winning writer and director known for her genre-bending romantic comedies like The Achy Breaky Hearts; You're My Boss; and Relaks, It's Just Pag-Ibig. In 2015, she broke box office with her masterpiece That Thing Called Tadhana, a movie about two heartbroken people finding love. Antoinette has also written acclaimed films by other directors like Jeffrey Jetturian's Ekstra and Dan Villegas' English Only, Please.

Sid Lucero

Sid Lucero is a Filipino TV and Film actor. He won the 31st Gawad Urian Best Actor award for his performance in Selda. He's also known for his performances in Apocalypse Child, Norte, End of History, Death March, and FPJ's Ang Probinsyano.

Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee is a filmmaker from the Philippines. Her recently completed film Baka Bukas (Maybe Tomorrow) won her the Emerging Talent Award at the recently concluded Outfits 2017 in Los Angeles. Samantha has done a variety of freelance commercial work both in the Philippines and in Australia, where she completed her Master of Communication at RMIT University. She currently works as the Multimedia Editor for CNN Philippines Life.