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Padulong sa Pinuy-anan

Meet Tommy Whitmore. Divorced and setting out to start his own family. He sets on a mission: to start a new life in the sunny and promising Philippines. However, when things do not go according to plan, Tommy’s life plummets.

In a foreign country where he is left fragile and to his own defense, Tommy must make the toughest decision of his life: to go back where he belongs, or to risk it all and move forward with what little he has.

With the help of kind strangers, Grace and her son Nib, Tommy forges on his brave quest in trying to find where home is.

Tiya Bening

An old lady lives with her caregiver while her daughter is overseas. She suffers from Alzheimer’s from time to time. During the night her bedroom burns and the old lady settles to a fateful end.

Asan si Lolo Mê?

A mother tells her young son that his grandfather has turned into a goat in order to cover up the grandfather's death.

Mga Ligaw na Paruparo

Roger & Miriam live a happy life despite waiting to have a child for years. Until one day, Roger accidentally reads a text message on Miriam’s phone.The flirty anecdotes were sent by a stranger named Alex. At that moment, all hell breaks loose. Roger is yet to discover his wife’s deepest secret.

The Ordinary Things We Do

The Ordinary Things We Do features the story of six souls—three couples—and a celebration of one same love. A critical look at the essence of human romantic partnership, this experimental silent short film celebrates the diversity of the expression of affection and intimacy. When everything material and immaterial are stripped off, what remains are souls united by and in love.

Tutob

The spate of recent bombings in the region drew authorities on full alert.  A mysterious Maranao shows up, tasked to get a package from his boss’ contact. He rides the motorcycle traversing the mountains to meet the contact who handed him a bag. On his return, he was stopped at an army checkpoint. He replied in Maranao upon interrogation but the soldiers couldn’t understand. They insist on opening the bag.

The Houseband's Wife

Husband Tonyo and wife Isa, struggling for a better life, were separated when she was forced to work abroad. Tonyo stayed home to take care of the household and their three children.
The family managed to keep in touch through Skype, an Internet-based video call system, where they could go on with their lives as if she was never out of the country. She would see the children to school, check on his husband’s errands and one day, even caught his husband keeping someoneelse’s “bra” hanging in their closet.

Taya

12 year-old Junjun finds himself running around his new found home, with children who taught him various Filipino games. Unaware of the impending relocation plans set to destroy their new dwelling, Junjun continues to learn and play Bangsak, Bente Uno and other local games with his friends.He soon discovers this demolition during a series of games that briefly halts their play. Set against the backdrop of a slum area in Quezon City,Junjun and his friends return to their game--with or without a house to come home to.

Sa Wakas

The film tells the story of a father who rushes his daughter to find a health center that would admit her as she loses so much blood. Will they make it or would the life of young Kat-Kat be put to waste? It is a paramount reflection of a father-daughter bond tested by cultural, political and religious hypocrisy.

Bakaw

When a child has no choice but to work. We follow a day in the life of a kid who steals at the Navotas fish port.

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