For its 9th year, Trinity University of Asia, the Media and Communication Department and the Media and Communication Organization presents SPECTACLE Student Film Festival 2016, the annual short film competition featuring the story ideas born from Trinitian student filmmakers, enforced by their succinct understanding and command of cinematic expression, while utilizing the power of digital technology involved in contemporary filmmaking practice. Ever since its conception in 2006 under the guidance of Dr. Cesar D. Orsal, the festival has given birth to several student short films like Almusal (2009) and Pinsel (2015) that were recognized by various critique circles and cinephiles locally and abroad.
Feast your eyes as this year’s most provocative and exciting features unfold on April 18, 19, and 21 at the Mandell Hall Auditorium, Trinity University of Asia:
SA AVENIDA, directed by Pamela Rueda – As Irma, a middle-aged lady, moves through the mundaneness of an aging motel house, she is visited by a friend who speaks of forgotten scenes from old French films.
IDOL KO SI JERICK RAVAL, directed by Erica Seran – Alex, a die-hard fan of the 90s film icon Jeric Raval, prepares everything for his idol’s Grand Fans Day. By the day’s end, he is confronted by an uncomfortable revelation.
GALLERY, directed by Janelle Cristobal – An art student finds an unexpected visitor. As he weaves through her new world, memories begin to unfold.
PITONG TAON, directed by Vehnessia Saturno- A couple traces their relationship’s demise – in quite an unconventional manner.
LOLO’S BOY, directed by Angelica Ismael – A boy always wishes to be near his grandparents, but most especially now as he prepares for a spoken-word school competition.
DIVINA, directed by Alex Abordo – A usual burger experience turns special as he spots the prettiest woman…on his fourth bite.
AMPALAYA PARTY, directed by Leo Borela – Mikee and Adan are ex-lovers. And meeting again at a get-together six years after the affair elicits layers of facades, voices, and the bitter-most of gastric juices.
.45, directed by Jan Bryan Sanvictores – A seasoned policeman pawns his antique pistol to finance his son’s school needs. While he is able to redeem the gun, will he be able to redeem his family?
GRAFFITI, directed by Renz Mercado – Evo, a young graffiti writer, aspires of writing on walls while hoping to regain his father’s affection. The night after Evo decided to break the rules becomes the day his father would never forget.
3-MONTH RULE, directed by Jozelle Anne Calingacion – Hopia’s life turns upside-down as she learns of his ex’s new date two weeks after their break-up.
(NOTE: titles are tentative working titles)
Catch all ten competing short films and get a chance to vote for your favorite entry at these times: 9:00-10:30AM, 10:30-12:00PM, 12:00-1:30PM, 1:30PM-3:00PM, 3:00PM-4:30PM Non-Trinitians are welcome to attend the film exhibition. For inquires, please contact Dang Calumba at (0905) 527-5435 or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SpectacleFilmsTUA. You may also message us through our social media accounts at facebook.com/TrinityUofA.MCO and on Twitter at @TrinityUofA_MCO.
This project is in partnership with Max’s E. Rodriguez branch, Jamba Juice Tomas Morato branch, Project Pie Tomas Morato branch, Manang’s Chicken Tomas Morato branch, Cafe Diem, Beaulevard Beauty & Wellness Center, Craft Coffee Revolution Broadway Branch, Shake Eat Off, Inca Chicken, and Wakame. We would also like to acknowledge our official media partners WhenInManila.com, ClickTheCity.com and Para Sa Sining.
See you at #Spectacle2016!