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Opening Night: Narrative Short Film Nominees

SDFFF opens this year by showing five exceptional short films, giving tribute to the art form of short cinema. The lineup includes “Who to Love” by Rommel Andaya, “Harana” (Serenade) by Marie Jamora, “Velvet Sky” by Charles Gray, “Never Forget” by Ida Anita Del Mundo, and “Beauty Queen” by Myra Aquino.

5:00 PM –  Opening Reception with light refreshments at Savoie Italian Eatery across the street from AMC

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Film Screening

8:30 – 9:00 PM – Q&A

MC: Drama Del Rosario

In this program

Who To Love

Directed by Rommel Andaya

In the near future, a couple goes on another date to see if they are right for each…

Velvet Sky

Directed by Charles Jon Gray

After winning the grand jury prize at a local film festival and receiving an offer to make his…

Harana (Serenade)

Directed by Marie Jamora

Maya is a cover band singer in a Las Vegas casino-hotel lounge trying to connect with her daughter…

Never Forget

Directed by Ida Anita Del Mundo

Vera, a 33-year-old Filipino-American born and raised in New York, deals with her estranged father, Pablo, who has…

Beauty Queen

Directed by Myra Aquino

1940, Pampanga, Philippines– Remedios Gomez is a classic woman through-and-through, and she has the town’s beauty pageant crown…

Dates & Times


AMC, Otay Ranch Town Center

Thu, Oct 13
6:30 pm