The UP Film Institute congratulates students Max Canlas for Akalingwan Nang Rosa” (“Rosa Forgets”) Gilb Baldoza for “Kinalimutan Natin ang Mga Bata” (“We Forgot Our Children”) and alumnus Gio Potes for “Mark and Lenny ” they were chosen as finalists of the short film competition of FACINE 25.
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.
In a Facebook post of FACINE 25, Mauro Feria Tambucon Jr Director of FACINE writes that “Of a total of 125 short films submitted in this year’s competition, forty were selected as finalists”. All forty films will vie for Best Short Film which will be awarded a $100 cash prize and Certificate of Recognition. Special citations will also be awarded in any category upon the discretion of the Jury.
The Short Films Competition will open FACINE 25 on October 18, 2018 at the San Francisco Main Library and the SF Philippine Consulate.
The finalists cover a wide range of genre, format, style and subject, all 45 minutes and less in length, both student and professional works, including notably films by non-Filipino filmmakers with the Filipino as subject.”
The Main Competition will run October 19-21 at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco.
To see the other finalists visit: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212130420871865&set=pcb.10212130744119946&type=3
Once again congratulations Max, Gilb and Gio.