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ASWANG NEXT DOOR

 
 (6 min)
Supernatural terror meets suburban comedy in writer/director Bernard Badion’s hilarious short film. Believing himself to be an “Aswang” (a creature from Filipino mythology who feeds off of human fetuses), a considerate man informs and warns his pregnant neighbor.
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CONTESTANT #4

 
 (18 min)
A young boy. An old man. A cherished friendship. When the boy chances upon the old man watching a long past clip of himself as a crossdresser, it sparks an interest within the young boy to find out more about the old man's past. What he ultimately discovers will bring both of them towards a richer understanding of how the weight of life and identity should be carried.
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DISINTEGRATION 93-96

 
 (5 min)
Recently named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film”, filmmaker Miko Revereza’s will present his personal essay film about the Filipino American undocumented experience. Revereza retraces connections between 90s home movie nostalgia, postcolonial identity, and the disintegration of traditional family models in his dizzying, rapid-fire, five-minute monologue about his increasingly complicated perception of his father that he delivers over an assemblage of family home movies.
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DORY

 
 (20 min)
DORY follows a 101-year-old trans woman as she walks around the streets of Manila where she works as a beautician. Equal parts a fascinating character study, and an intimate examination of the Catholic Church’s deep influence in the country, director Beverly Ramos follows Dory as she faces her twilight years alone, and ponders whether her long life is a gift from God or a curse.
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FAKEAPINO

 
 (17 min)
A boy of mixed white and Filipino descent struggles to understand his identity through the perception of those around him. Through a series of hilarious and eye-opening vignettes, director Jeremy Sistoso captures the struggle of finding connections and being accepted by groups he once felt he belonged to.
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I WON'T MISS YOU

 
 (25 min)
Janey and Tim are best friends about to embark on their Senior Year of High School. Things are upend for Janey when Tim dies in an unexpected car accident. However, things are are further upended for her when Tim returns to visit her and Janey discovers she is falling in love with him. Bernard Badion’s dark comedy, written by Joy Regullano (who stars as Janey), added a fresh spin on the romantic comedy genre.
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IN THIS FAMILY

 
 (11 min)
In a country imbued with traditional Catholic views, coming out is in the Philippines is generally received with disapproval and anger -- especially from one’s own family. An intimate look at how one Filipino family reacts to having a gay son, documentary filmmaker Drama Del Rosario shares his story of being outed as a teenager, dealing with his family’s reaction, and society’s perception of homosexuality. By revisiting audio recordings of fights from his own home, IN THIS FAMILY is more than a coming out tale -- the film explores how a family learns to love one another unconditionally.
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JEPOY

 
 (7 min)
Jepoy is a little bullied boy who likes super heroes. At the wake of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, he realizes that the answer to his problems is the incoming radiation.
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JODILERKS DELA CRUZ, EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

 
 (13 min)
An official selection of the Cannes Film Festival Critics Week, Carlo Francisco Manatad’s explosive film follows at Jodilerks, a previously dedicated to her job employee at a soon-to-close gas station. Jodilerks devotes her last night of employment to some questionable acts, thereby reflecting the increasingly anarchic nature of the society around her.
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JOSEPHINE

 
 (4 min)
A mysterious woman watches her house burn down & goes on a cathartic journey.
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JUST A KID FROM SEATTLE

 
 (19 min)
A bittersweet love letter to his city, JUST A KID FROM SEATTLE, directed by JJ Augustavo, serenades Seattle's rich cultural diversity and its impact on a young man's identity. A coming-of-age story about love, loss, nostalgia and identity, the film is as much about a young man finding himself as it is about figuring out what really made him the unique person he is.
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KILLINGS

 
 (10 min)
Filipino filmmaker Joseph Mangat examines the Philippines apathy towards death and the arduous acts of violence afflicting the Philippines in the wake of President Duterte’s “War on Drugs”.
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MANILA DEATH SQUAD

 
 (13 min)
Dean Colin Marcial’s MANILA DEATH SQUAD, is Quentin Tarantino-inspired look at a hard-headed young journalist who tries to score an interview with the leader of a brutal vigilante group. Chalked full of B-Movie aesthetics, and a candy-colored pallet, Marcial takes on President Duterte’s death squads with style and substance.
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MAYBE

 
 (10 min)
A beautiful ode to growing up and self-exploration in Hawaii, MAYBE explores a teenager’s coming of age as she comes to terms with her sexuality, which clashes with her mother’s religious values.
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MOMO

 
 (2 min)
A little girl searches all over the city for her lost dog, Momo.
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MUNING

 
 (2 min)
A little boy brings home a little stray kitten & Grandma is not happy about it.
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NOTHING ON US:PINAYS RISING

 
 (9 min)
In NOTHING ON US: PINAYS RISING, Pinay Rapper Ruby Ibarra makes her directorial debut showing how she orchestrated an ambitious vision for her music video of “Us,” working through logistical nightmares and corralling a crowdsourced all-Pinay cast of 200 to create a multi-dimensional narrative. This documentary showcases the song’s global tropes of resistance and solidarity, serving as a Pinay anthem for women to continue rising.
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OBRERO

 
 (28 min)
OBRERO (‘worker’) reveals the struggles and dreams of a handful of the approximately 3,000 Filipino immigrant workers in New Zealand who were contracted and issued ‘essential skills visas’ to rebuild the city of Christchurch after the region’s devastating 2011 earthquake.
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