Wednesday, 25 April 2018

CineFilipino Film Festival 2018 Offcial Entries

 Andres, a depressive motivational speaker and self-help author in his early 40’s flies to Korea for a book signing. Worn out from his usual routine, pressured to make it to the deadline of his next book, burdened by an event in his past, Andres sinks deeper and deeper into his melancholia and disillusionment.

There, he meets Sam - a twenty-something Korean-Filipino (Kopino) who is about to meet her estranged Korean father for the very first time.

Both prolong the wistful seconds as they could.

This is a story about finding comfort in strangers, fleeting connections and moments that are never meant to last.

Starring : Yeng Constantino and TJ Trinidad 

Written and Directed By: Alec Figuracion

Delia, 76, just found out she is dying. Her husband, Sammy, 81 relies on her to take care of him as they’ve never had children. Sammy has diabetes, gout, and showing signs of Alzheimer's. Both have never been good people their whole lives. Delia was the stuck-up ex-movie star, and Sammy was a hard ex-military man. With Sammy having severed his ties with his remaining family long ago, the now old, frail and dying Delia has to track them down. Using their trusty old Mercedes Benz, the two will travel far and out in the hopes to find forgiveness and acceptance during their last days.

Starring: Rosemarie Gil, Jaime Fabregas, Nico Antonio

Directed By: Therese Anne Cayaba

Pagkat hindi naman daw puso talaga ang nagdidikta kundi ang ating Hypothalamus, isang maliit na bahagi ng utak na siyang kumikilala sa pag-ibig, maging sa gutom, uhaw, pagnanais. Marahil ‘sing liit ng Avenida sa pusod ng Maynila, kung sa’n nagsasanga-sanga ang landas nina Caloy (27), trabahador sa ukayan, Lando (60’s), may-ari ng isang repair shop. Alex (19), estudyante at ni Obeng (40’s) isang magnanakaw. Anong ligoy man nila sa isa’t-isa siyang naman pag-uugnay sa kanila ng isang dalagang si Aileen. Una nating makikilala si Aileen sa mata ng probinsyanong si Caloy, para sa kanya si Aileen ay ang tipo ng babaeng pwede niyang iuwi sa probinsya at ipakilala sa kanyang mga magulang. Caloy desires “The Wife” . Sunod sa mata ng malibog at biyudong si Lando. Nakikita ni Lando si Aileen, bilang isang kasangkapan, sagot sa tawag ng kanyang laman. Lando desires “The Whore”. Matatagpuan naman ni Alex, kay Aileen lahat ng mga katangiang hinahanap niya sa kanyang x- girlfriend na si Pam. He desires “The Soulmate”. Huli, sa mata ng magnanakaw na si Obeng, na madalas pinagnanakawan si Aileen dahil ito lang ang paraan niya para mahawakan, malapitan ang dalaga. At sa tuwing nagagawa niya ito’y pakiramdam niya’y hindi na siya nag-iiisa. Obeng desires “The Companion” Magkakaiba man ang hinahanap ng bawat lalaki’ymakikita nilang lahat ito kay Aileen: ang wife, ang whore, soulmate at companion. Parang tubig na nag-iibang anyo depende sa hulma, ito si Aileen. Pero sino nga ba siya? Walang sagot sa dulo, ngunit isang bagay lang ang tiyak. Lahat ng lalaki’y ninais si Aileen with all their Hypothalamus.

Starring: Nicco Manalo, Dylan Ray Talon, Soliman Cruz and Anthony Falcon

Written and Directed By: Dwein Baltazar

An absolutist soldier who lost an eye in battle opens a new "eye" that makes him see his fallen brothers and accomplish their life missions.

Starring: Edgar Allan Guzman, Aaron Villaflor

Written and Directed By: Rod Marmol

In a Barrio Fiesta, Claudia bought an image of a saint named San Vargas, the patron of true faith, as an addition to her collection of religious images. Few days after, she notices that the image has blood. She thinks it's a miracle. Then, a series of death occured in their parish/community as Claudia starts to change from being gentle to mysterious. Her "faith" leads her darkness.
Starring:Glydel Mercado, Shy Carlos, Yayo Aguila, Mon Confiado, Rolando Inocencio, Chanel Latorre, Erlinda Villalobos and Kriz Martinez.

Written and Directed by Roni Benaid

Alex lives in an impoverished area of informal settlers and works as a low-rent gun-for-hire. Upon finding out that he is to have a baby with his girlfriend, he makes a choice of doing one last hit before he leaves the life of crime for good.

Starring: Adrian Cabido, Soliman Cruz, Mon Cofiado, Rosanna Roces, Rea Molina, Juan Miguel Salvado, James Lomahan, Arrian Labios, Nichol Martinez, Isaac Aguirre, Tony Leyba, DMs Boongaling, Jovelito Avelis, Teresita Manuud

Written By: Bor Ocampo and Mark Gregory Bayani

Screenplay By: Mark Gregory Bayani

Directed By: Bor Ocampo

 To live is to deceive

Excuse Me Po is the story of Hilda, a 65 year old who makes a living out of begging inside and outside of the mall. 

Excuse Me Po is a winner of the 1st MTRCB screenplay writing contest.

Starring Ms. Elizabeth Oropesa, 
Matt Daclan, Anna Luna, Chanel Latorre, Angellie Nicholle Sanoy, Rener Concepcion, Sunshine Teodoro, Dalin Sarmiento, Ricci Jereza, Shandii Bacolod,
Yam Mercado, Daniel Deopante, Ria Cordero, Emmanuel dela Cruz, PJ Fragrante
Juan Miguel Salvado, Johanah M. Basanta

Written and Directed by Ronald Espinosa Batallones

Sari is the perfect stage wife to his method actor husband, until he gets the role of a lifetime and threatens to kill her ‘character.’

Starring: Joross Gamboa, Kate Alejandrino, Kim Molina, Kiki Baento, Rap Robes, Dax Carnay

Written and Directed By: Alpha Habon

CineFilipino Film Festival runs from May 9-15 2018
at Gateway Cinemas, Greenbelt 1, SM Cinemas (Under CineLokal) & Ayala Malls

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