3 Shots Film Fest Year 2: Rediscovering How We Tell Stories

Written by Ayse Adan


Now in its second year, 3 Shots Film Fest received over 100 submissions from amateur and professional filmmakers as it closed the call for entries last October 14. 3SF founder and festival director August Lyle Espino aims to rediscover the art of filmmaking and challenge the traditional way of storytelling. The rule is simple, tell a story in just three shots or cuts. It must have a beginning, climax, and resolution in any order. The film should run from 1 to 15 minutes.

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The members of the jury for 3SF 2022 comprise local and foreign award-winning film directors and personalities, including CEO, Actress, and former FDCP Chairperson Liza Diño, LA-based director Peter Mackie, Arvin “Kadiboy” Belarmino, 75th Cannes Film Festival CNC Pitch Awardee for his film project RIA, Arjanmar “Astronoy” Rebeta, “Harvest of Honors” Awardee for Cinema by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and Emmanuel “Ibonman” Dela Cruz, Director of the Montañosa Film Festival and founder of the UFO Workshops Manila.


The jury will pick the 20 finalists and will announce it via mud-studios.net on November 7, 2022. The film fest screening is on December 5 to 6, while the awarding ceremony is on December 7, 2022, in the Cinematheque Centre Manila. Finalist films will also be available in regional screenings in Cinematheque Centers in Iloilo, Davao, Nabunturan, and Negros Occidental.


3 Shots Film Fest is powered by MUD Studios in association with the Film Development Council of the Philippines and Cinematheque Center. 3SF 2022 is co-presented by RS Video and Film Productions (RSVP Film Studios), Clayshop Inc., Coffee Gallery PH, and Mapua University Makati Film Arts & Media Enthusiasts Organization (FAME). Partner organizations include The Playground Studios, SinePop, and UFO Workshops Manila. WheninManila.com is the exclusive blog partner.


Media Underground, or MUD Studios, is an independent platform that creates and showcases a spectrum of visuals, from short films to animation, documentaries, and more.