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4 PH films vie in S’pore fest

/ 12:25 AM November 11, 2017


Four Filipino films are vying for top honors at the 28th Singapore International Film Festival from Nov. 23 to Dec. 3.

The films included in the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition are: Carlo Fajarda’s “Suerte”; Carlo Francisco Manatad’s “Jodilerks dela Cruz, Employee of the Month”; Margarita Mina’s “Puppy Love”; and Andrew Stephen Lee’s “The Sound of Coins Hitting Brass.”

Three other Filipino films are included in the fest’s various sections: Sherad Anthony Sanchez’s “Salvage: Malay Wild” in Midnight Mayhem; Jewel Maranan’s “In the Claws of a Century Wanting” in Asian Vision; and Bobby A. Suarez’s “The One Armed Executioner” in Classics: Secret Spies Never Die!


Singapore fest program director Pimpaka Towira pointed out that this year’s lineup “provides an insight into the talent that permeates the region and showcases the promise of the industry in Asia.”

PH films in Vancouver

Meanwhile, four Filipino films were shown at the DIM Cinema, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, recently.

These are two full-length feature films—Shireen Seno’s “Big Boy” and John Torres’ “People Power Bombshell: Diary of Vietnam Rose”; and two short works by Miko Revereza, “Droga!” and “Disintegration.”

The “double-bill” was programmed by Allison Collins. He said that “America’s checkered past of influence in Southeast Asia forms the backdrop: as a cultural measuring post in ‘Big Boy’… and a catalyzing force in ‘People Power Bombshell.’”—BAYANI SAN DIEGO JR.

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