Thursday, 13 October 2016

QCinema International Film Festival 2016 Short Film Official Entries - QC Shorts Competition

QC Shorts A

Consuelo, a ghost who has haunted Escolta for many years, finds a respite from her loneliness in Joey, a young man who has just died. As the two ghosts pass the time before Joey moves to the afterlife, Consuelo questions her reasons for staying put.

 Starring: Anna Luna, Cedrick Juan, Silver Belen, Herald Chavez

Directed By: Janus Victoria 

 Two amateur ghost hunters are hired to surveil an alleged haunted house. Nothing much happens. But just because you can’t see the patterns of strangeness, it doesn’t mean they aren’t there.

Starring: Red Concepcion, Charles Aaron Salazar, Bea Galves, Khalil Almonte, Dolly De Leon, Teroy Guzman 

Directed By: Eduardo Dayao

A young boy frequently visits an old man who lives alone, keeping him always in good company. One night, he chances upon the old man watching a dated clip of himself as a cross-dressing boy. This sparks within the young boy an interest to find out more about the old man's past. What he ultimately discovers aids both him and the old man towards a richer understanding of how the weight of life and identity should be carried.

Starring: Joel Saracho and Elijah Canlas 

 Directed By: Jared Joven and Kaj Palanca

Alona attempts to possess her heart's desire: a man who frequents her fantasies and the toilet of the Naga City bus terminal.

Starring: Eilyn Nidea, Floyd Tena, Noella Bascu​ñ​a, Frank Pe​ñ​ones Jr.

 Directed By: Victor Dennis T. Nierva 

QC Shorts B

Mara is scared of water. She has a rare condition that keeps her from touching any forms of liquid. As a single mother, her only pearl is her frisky son Elim, who was later on diagnosed with a life threathening disease. The boy’s only request is to learn how to swim.

Starring:  Grace Gracias, Cassey Baluyot, Kimberly Regulacion

Directed By: Aedrian Araojo

 Little Mia has a lot of questions about death even if she is only 7 years old. She has always heard about it but never fully understood it. And as she experiences the loss of her own father, she struggles to see her mother’s sadness grow heavier each day. Mia seeks help instead from the shadow puppets her father left her, to cope and understand the meaning of life and death.

Starring: Pintig Santos, Roence Santos 

Directed By: Inshallah Montero 

Kaye arrives at the airport in Pampanga where she waits for her estranged father to fetch her. Arriving late, her father tells her they have to wait for another arrival later that day. In those first few hours they spend together, how do they both attempt to get to know each other?

Starring: Alvin Anson, Elora Espano, Ronnie Tayag, Saivitri Villareal, VJ Tacliad 

 Directed By: Gabrielle Patrice Tayag 

QCinema International Film Festival 2016 runs from October 13 - 22 2016 at Ayala Trinoma, Gateway Cinemas, Robinson’s Galleria, and UP Town Center.

QCinema International Film Festival 2016 Screening Schedule here


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