Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Sinag Maynila Film Festival 2018 Official Entries

Full Length

A young woman is found unconscious in a city street - claims to be another person who was brutally murdered two months earlier - escapes from a psychiatric hospital in order to prove her identity and find the truth about her life, her death, and her murderer.

Starring: Tippy Dos Santos, Tony Moynihan, Justine Peña, Paul Homes, Lukas Magallano

Directed By: Yam Laranas

A story of the friendship between two men — Alex, a Filipino mechanic, and Jerry, a Taiwanese aborigine student. The two meet randomly when Alex flees to Taipei from Manila and a casual conversation develops into a surprising personal connection between them. The two men go on a road trip and eventually reconnects them with their mothers and both discover a certain sense of identity and freedom.

Stars Oliver Aquino and Ta Su

Directed By: Joselito Altarejos

Abner lives a drab, downcast, solitary existence. His wife has abandoned him for good. Working for pest control company Panther, his job remains his sole connection to the outside world. It seems going nowhere until he meets Viola, a client whose existence is as sad as his. As sexual tension between Abner and Viola turns to illicit affair, Abner devices something that will eventually lead to a tragedy that will change their lives forever.

Starring: Mon Confiado, Jean Judith Zeta, Alvin Anson, Jim Libiran, Leon Miguel, Tikoy Aguiluz

Directed By: Richard Somes

Presented in Glorious Cinema - O - ke! A feminist documentarian, a pickup artist, and a virgin's lives collide. Aries Santos is a Fil-Aus feminist documentarian who is struggling to complete her new film. Her subjects are the male members of  TRU MALE DYNAMICS, a company formed to teach men how to seduce women. Meanwhile, a sex worker named Melody slays into the night. The line between reality and fiction blurs, and blood is shed on the neon-lit streets of Melbourne.

Starring: Celina Yuen, Bridget O' Brien, Rachel Javier, Khoa Le, Matt Furlani, Vlady T, Gregory Pakis, Kristen Condon, Elliot Ng, Charlie Dao, Louise Bremner, Aston Elliot, Jarrod Mayne

Directed By: Matthew Victor Pastor


Pipo makes ends meet by taking on the toughest jobs. Life is more difficult because he’s deaf. He 
supports himself and his teenage lover Cyril. His irate boss is getting difficult and Ben, his childhood friend wants his daughter Cyril back. Like a bomb, Pipo’s ticking to explode, anytime soon.

Starring: Allen Dizon, Angelline Nicholle Sanoy, Allan Paule, Sue Prado, Kate Brios, Joel Saracho, Tabs Sumulong, Felixia Dizon, Lucas Alric Dizon
Directed By: Ralston Jover


1. Journeyman Finds Home: The Simone Rota Story by Albert Almendralejo

 2. Am-Amma by Dexter Macaraeg

 3. Mahal, 2017 by Janine Santos

 4. Voltaire by Jaimee Bernardo

5.  Halaga - Vandam Arambulo

6. Tsuper - Rina Abary

 Short Film
 1. Cesar & Magda by Pamela Barrios

2. Firestarter by Jill Urdaneta

Marga practically dictated the fate of her country. She was the PR mastermind behind tumultuous events that rocked national stability like rallies and coups. She engineered the honors that brought pride to her fellowmen. She pulled the strings that dragged the economy down. A social firestarter. A political puppeteer. A morality spin doctor. For the agenda of the people in power and for her personal gain. But the fires she started are growing. Can she still mastermind the mess she has created?

Starring Angelina Kanapi and Kiko Matos

3. Kalye FM by Tom Nava

4. Pompoms by Angelo Amar

Isang pagsisiwalat sa isang sikulong patuloy na rumaragasa, sa katauhan ni Lando, labing-apat na taong gulang, biktima ng tahimik na pagkitil ng kamunduhan sa kanyang kamusmusan. Magsisimula ang lahat sa pagnanais ng inang si Filomena na maiahon sa lusak ang pamilya. Sa tawag ng pangangailangan ng laman, tutugon ang Australyanong si Tommy sa kanyang ambisyon. Makukulong si Lando sa isang kasunduang walang kalasan. Kasabay ng malamig na ihip ng hangin ang mainit na pagniniig ng kanilang mga katawan; ng mayuming paghuni ng ibon ang mahihinang langitngit ng katre na kanilang sinasandalan; ng pag-indayog ng mga puno sa saliw ng hangin ang unti-unting pagbagsak ng luha at kalamnan; ng unti-unting pagkurap ng mga mata sa ritmo ng mga ibong humehele sa kanilang isipan.
 5. The Duwende by Odin Fernandez

6. Halusinasyon - John Agcalis

Sinag Maynila 2018 Film Festival runs from March 7 to 15 in  SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM Fairview, SM Southmall, SM Bacoor, SM Manila, and SM Sta. Mesa 


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