August 17, 2017, the official entries for the 3rd edition of the CineFilipino Film Festival has been announced.
Check out the eight (8) official entries and their synopsis:
- Delia & Sammy by Therese Cayaba
“An ill-tempered old actress Delia, has to find family to leave her equally difficult husband with before she dies, forcing themselves back into the lives of people they’ve hurt, estranged and antagonized.”
- Mata Tapang by Rod Marmol
“An absolutist soldier who lost an eye in battle opens a new “eye” that makes him see his fallen brother and accomplish their life missions.”
- The Eternity Between Seconds by Alec Figuracion
“A depressive motivational speaker, and an anxious Kopino meeting her Korean father for the first time, cross paths in Incheon International Airport, where, together, they attempt to elude time.”
- Excuse Me Po by Ronald Espinosa Batallones
“Excuse Me Po is the story of Hilda, a 65-year-old Senior Citizen who makes a living out of begging inside and outside of the mall. She worked as an extra in the movies in the 80s. Her acting skills have become handy in turning into a con artist but all because of an ailing husband with Parkinson’s disease. Without Hilda’s knowledge, Ruel, a filmmaker has been observing her M.O. or modus operandi. Ruel approached Hilda to ask if he can turn her life into a film and she agrees. As it turns out, this had become her ticket to playing herself in the movie.”
- Poon by Roni Benaid
“Claudia, a religious church servant, experiences horrible things after she bought a religious image, she believes is miraculous.”
- Hitboy by Bor Ocampo
“At 13, Hitboy Alex is a full-time kid who plays a game of survival as part-time gun for hire.”
- Kahit Man Lamang Kung Maaari by Dwein Baltazar
“In Avenida, the lives of 4 men intertwine, searching for something and they all find what they are looking for in one woman called Aileen.”
- Mga Mister ni Rosario by Ronal Allan Habon
“Bea is the perfect stage wife to his method actor husband, until he gets the role of a lifetime and threatens to kill her “character”.”
From more than 140 entries, carefully chosen by the lean and mean CineFilipino Film Festival 2017 selecting committee, led by the festival head of competition Joey Reyes and festival director Madonna Tarrayo; Central Digital Lab’s Manet A. Dayrit, Director Hannah Espia, Director Joel Ruiz, Mr. Lilit Reyes and Philippines Daily Inquirer’s Bayani Sandiego.
The CinemaFilipino Film Festival will be held March 2018.