QCinema Film Festival 2019: 6 short films to be excited about

The QCinema Film Festival (QCinema) prepares for another year of showcasing Filipino talent, announcing its new set of grantees. Running from October 13-22, 2019, QCinema has chosen six short films from emerging local filmmakers for its QCShorts Competition.

QCinema has grown to become one of the most anticipated film festivals in the country. Now on its 7th year, the festival has curated six short films boasting a diverse selection, with different themes emphasizing on the creativity and originality of the chosen filmmakers.

These short films include Excuse Me Miss, Miss, Miss by Sonny Calvento; Here, Here by Joanna Marian Cesario; Isang Daa’t Isang Mariposa by Norvin De Los Santos; Judy Free by Che Tagyamon; SPID by Alejo Barbaza and Mervine Aquino; and TOKWIFI by Carla Pulido Ocampo.

Excuse Me Miss, Miss, Miss tells the story of a salesgirl who discovers the ultimate secret to regularization.

Here, Here is about Koi, a 22-year-old who returns and re-familiarizes himself with his home years after a foreign extraction company began its mining operations.

In Isang Daa’t Isang Mariposa, a 100-year-old pious and pragmatic Lola Perla visits her ex-lover’s son to bail him out of jail to dance with her in exchange for the money after claiming the P100,000 award from the government for centenaries.

Judy Free is about a young girl and her father. Her reality is intruded when her father suddenly comes home as an animated doodle figure after being away for almost a decade.

SPID tells the story of a retiring hitman in the midst of a global epidemic that causes a delay of sight from sound who must honor one last mission: to eliminate the city’s biggest suppliers of spud, a potent drug that syncs one’s senses.

TOKWIFI focuses on a 1950s mestiza star who is trapped inside a television that fell from the sky, dreaming up of a romantic romp on the rice terraces, with a Bontok Igorot man who does not know how to kiss.

The competition grantees this year has been given a production grant of P200,000 while retaining exclusive rights to their films. These filmmakers will compete for the Audience Choice Award for Short Film, QC Shorts Jury Prize, and Best Short Film.

Aside from the QCShorts Competition, the Asian Next Wave Competition and RainbowQC will also feature works from local and international filmmakers. Visit https://www.facebook.com/QCinemaPH/ for more details.

JL Santiago Aquino

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