The UP Film Institute congratulates alumnus Jeremy Luke Bolatag. His film documentary thesis film “Katong Gabii” ( That Night) for being shortlisted and the only Philippine film entry to the BAFTA Student Film Documentary category. This documentary thesis also received support from the Cinematografo Documentary production grant
Katong Gabii (That Night) documents the lives of two survivors of the Roxas night market bombing in Davao City, Philippines on September 2, 2016. It centers on Fatima, a vendor at the market whose intestines were shattered by a shrapnel; and Dennis, a truck driver whose wife and son died while getting a massage. The documentary follows these two survivors a year after the tragedy.
The film was Finalist, Quisumbing Escandor Film Festival 2018, The film also won a Best Documentary Nomination at the Asian Youth Indie Film Festival (AYIFF) 2018 – Kedah, Malaysia.
The BAFTA’s Student Film Awards competition was expanded as part of BAFTA’s growing international footprint, which seeks to foster strong talent connections across the U.K., U.S. and Asia. The expansion also furthers BAFTA Los Angeles’ work within its Access for All campaign, a commitment to ensuring that talented individuals are offered a clear pathway to careers in the entertainment industry, uninhibited by background, demographics or personal circumstance. The campaign will drive funds towards BAFTA Los Angeles’ acclaimed scholarship, education and community initiatives, allowing the organization to discover, support and nurture talented professionals.60 films selected out of over 460 submissions from 35 countries following international expansion of the Awards
“Through its global connections, BAFTA is committed to providing opportunities for creative talent to artistically express themselves,” said BAFTA LA CEO, Chantal Rickards. “We are honoured to support such high calibre talent for our Student Film Awards.”
“The future of film is in excellent hands. The BAFTA Student Film Awards have, in recent years, been one of the first opportunities to catch rising stars like Ryan Coogler. We have little doubt that, among this year’s Shortlist, are some more filmmaking stars of the future,” said Sandro Monetti and Peter Morris, Co-Chairs of the BAFTA Los Angeles New Talent Committee.
Gala ceremony to take place Friday, June 29 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles
Once again congratulations Jeremy Luke.