We all know that we have filmmakers who rock, and four will be representing the Philippines again, this time at Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner.
The Short Film Corner is a film market that is the “essential rendezvous for filmmakers,” where they can “present their films, make meetings reality and take decisive steps for their future careers.” The program aims to showcase promising films to industry players, and allow directors to network with institutions, financiers, and representatives in the film business. It is separate from the Short Film Competition.
Last year, Raymund Gutierrez (not the celebrity) represented the country with his short film Imago.
Below are the four Filipino films participating in this year’s Cannes’ Short Film Corner:
Ayo-Ayo by Reena Dunque
This 12 minute film follows a boy who moves “from the province to Metro Manila for college and faces the challenges brought about by the domestic migration.”
Blood and Ink (Dugo at Tinta) by Jill Damatac
This 15 minute documentary focuses on the famed Apo Wang-od, and talks about identity after the director returns to the Philippines after 22 years as an illegal immigrant in the United States.
Love Remembers by Ralston Jover
Noted indie director Ralston Jover will present his 11 minute film, where an overseas worker from South Korea returns to look for his daughter’s remains in a public cemetery. He is aided by a mentally-challenged girl.
Nakaw by Alvin Belarmino and Noel Escondo
This seven minute film is about a 10 year old boy who stole an elderly woman’s wallet. This theft starts a series of events that will change the lives of five people forever.
To date, there are over 827 films from around the world in the Short Film Corner. The festival will open in May.
Congratulations to the four directors who made it!
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