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Shorts

Shorts

21st and Colonial

Film

21st and Colonial

Directed by Angelo Reyes
Inspired by a true story, two men with seemingly different lives meet during a banking transaction gone wrong...
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After the Laughs

Film

After the Laughs

Directed by Dan Ramos
Hollywood. La La Land. Tinseltown. Everybody wants to be a STAR, but nobody wants to do the work–except...
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Ally 3000

Film

Ally 3000

Directed by Giovannie Espiritu
The CEO of a tech firm has to make a decision about a new product designed to alleviate...
Shorts

Basurero

Film

Basurero

Directed by Eileen Cabiling
Desperate for cash, a Filipino Fisherman dumps bodies into the ocean for the drug war’s faceless vigilantes. Tension...
Shorts

Connection

Film

Connection

Directed by Achim Mendoza
Anton, a frustrated Filipino musician, uploads a song he’s been working on social media. However, when an unauthorized...
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Dance for Life

Film

Dance for Life

Directed by Baby Ruth Q. Villarama
Angeli was sentenced to death in 1996. Twenty five years in prison serving a life sentence instead, she...
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Elle

Film

Elle

Directed by Jenn Santos
Elle, a Filipino-American actress, has a hard time navigating whitewashed Hollywood with its lack of authentic representation on...
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Fruit Fly

Film

Fruit Fly

Directed by Kaitlyn Fae
Twelve-year-old Jules develops a penchant for falling in love with gay boys after her boyfriend leaves her for...
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Judy Free

Film

Judy Free

Directed by Cheryl Tagyamon
Judy’s Father, a Filipino migrant worker, suddenly comes back as an animated figure after years of being away...
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Langit Lupa (Heaven Hell)

Film

Langit Lupa (Heaven Hell)

Directed by Cha Roque
Regales his new classmates with stories of his happy family only to return home to an absent father...
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Learning Tagalog with Kayla

Film

Learning Tagalog with Kayla

Directed by Kayla Galang
In this Tagalog lesson, Kayla will teach you conversational phrases, common expressions, and what it’s like to feel...
Shorts

Lolo

Film

Lolo

Directed by Keone and Mari Madrid
Arturo Madrid, a 76 year old Filipino-American man, reminisces on the hardships, wonders and reality of migrating from...
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Margarita Island

Film

Margarita Island

Directed by Marion Aguas
A metaphor for diaspora: a Filipinx girl takes a trip to Coney Island and discovers icons of her...
Shorts

Metasingko

Film

Metasingko

Directed by Marvene Rom C. Munda
A college alumnus practices his speech for the upcoming graduation. Rather than focusing on the honorees, his speech...
Shorts

Nanay’s Lullaby

Film

Nanay’s Lullaby

Directed by Drew Stephens
Nanay’s Lullaby focuses on a Filipino-American family that has been torn apart by religious beliefs, traditions and ego....
Shorts

Next

Film

Next

Directed by Noah del Rosario
An unborn soul waits in line in front of a mysterious door where he awaits the revelation of...
Shorts

Novena

Film

Novena

Directed by Nolan Valerio
Novena explores the lives of a Filipino-American family in a crisis of faith during the final days of...
Shorts

Pamatpak (Spank Stick)

Film

Pamatpak (Spank Stick)

Directed by Lexian Losley Aragones Avestruz
A working mom is trying to find time to spend with her only son, but she isn’t able...
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PQ Village

Film

PQ Village

In San Diego, residents, church members and volunteers work together to save Peñasquitos Village (a.k.a. PQ Village), the...
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Prinsesa

Film

Prinsesa

Directed by Drew Stephens
When a moderate earthquake scares his children, Rey comforts them by telling the Singkil folk tale from the...
Shorts

Roots and Wings

Film

Roots and Wings

Directed by Irene Yadao, Lisa Yadao, Michelle Sampior
Roots & Wings is a micro-doc series that highlights innovative, culture-bridging WOC chefs who use food as a...
Shorts

Self Tape

Film

Self Tape

Directed by Alex Lee
Gary, a struggling young actor is stuck on his self-tape audition for his big break. Suddenly, his home...
Shorts

Shorts Program I: Connect the Dots

Program

Shorts Program I: Connect the Dots

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening Moderator: Trixi Agiao    
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Shorts Program II: Larger than Life

Program

Shorts Program II: Larger than Life

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening Moderator: Justin Ricafort    
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Shorts Program III: Outside the Box

Program

Shorts Program III: Outside the Box

Q&A Moderator: Leah Lombos  
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Shorts Program IV: Scenes from Home

Program

Shorts Program IV: Scenes from Home

Q&A with the filmmaker after the screening Moderator: Justin Ricafort    
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Signals

Film

Signals

Directed by Caloy Soliongco
It is dawn – an otherwise regular day in everyman’s Singapore. In her flat, the blinking lights are...
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Stimulus

Film

Stimulus

Directed by Ryan Rivera
Stimulus. The title derived from psychological terminology. Our character, Herman Hill, longs for connection. In his travels he...
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Tahanan

Film

Tahanan

Directed by Mick Quito
Fernando is an ex-convict and has been in jail for more than two decades for a terrible crime...
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The Coconut Chick

Film

The Coconut Chick

Directed by Vince Cruz
Not only is Faith (Mariana Alencar) a beautiful and confident barista, she’s also mean-spirited and casually racist, particularly...
Shorts

The Final Piece

Film

The Final Piece

Directed by Rommel Andaya
Tala is a second-generation Filipina-American teenager who is eager to start her journey away from home after being...
Shorts

The Gray

Film

The Gray

Directed by Myra Aquino
Perez is a former cop who has been judged to be morally “gray”— someone who is neither good...
Shorts

The Perfect Post

Film

The Perfect Post

Directed by Jonathan De Guzman
Dealing with her recent breakup, Jenna is brought to the club by her two best friends, Ayo and...
Shorts

The Voyage

Film

The Voyage

Directed by BJ Formento & Richeille Formento
Court Metrage Festival De Cannes 2016 Amsterdam Film Festival Winner Best Experimental Film 2016 London IFF Winner Best...
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What I Would Have Told My Daughter If I Knew What To Say Back Then

Film

What I Would Have Told My Daughter If I Knew What To Say Back Then

Directed by Cha Roque
What I Would Have Told My Daughter If I Knew What To Say Back Then features over 13...