The Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video, Gawad Alternatibo for short, is the longest-running independent film competition of its kind in Asia.
Since 1987, Gawad Alternatibo annually cites the best works of Pinoy filmmakers in four categories – Animation, Experimental, Documentary, and Short Feature. Winners each receive a cash prize, as well as certificate. Aside from the main awards, special citations may be given out to the best work from the regions, as well as works on/for/by children.
Many of today’s outstanding filmmakers and media practitioners are alumni of Gawad Alternatibo.