Congratulations to the following students/alumni who were chosen as finalists at the FACINE 24 or 24th Filipino Cine International Festival on October 20 to 22, 2017 at Roxie Theater, San Francisco, USA.
Jethro Jamon’s BIG BOY
Gilb Baldoza’s NANDITO PA RIN TAYO PARA SA ISA’T ISA
Antonne Santiago’s JUANA AND THE SACRED SHORES
Clare del Rosario’s PITONG DAAN AT ISA
“Twenty-two features and forty-three short films were submitted for consideration. All finalists will be submitted to their respective Jury which will screen and make their deliberations between June and August. Sometime in August, the Jury members will meet and select the winners, their names will be kept in sealed envelopes to be opened on the Awarding Night on October 22 at the Roxie Theater, immediately after the Closing Film.
Widely considered the premier showcase of Filipino films in the US, the FACINE festival is now the longest-running event of its kind outside of the Philippines.
It must be mentioned that there are other submitted films that are equally worthy of inclusion this year – limited resources provide us limited programming time slots – FACINE assures its public that this year’s selection, while they speak of the quiet horrors of contemporary times, these films afford us spaces to contemplate on our existence and give us hope for the better.”