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Katapusang Labok

In a rural seaside town located north of Cebu, fisher folks face the harsh reality of environmental conditions caused by human abuse.

Randy, a fisherman, leaves the sea and turns to religion and cockfighting.  Then a fellow fisherman invites him to join the fight against coral harvesting.  Randy is caught between his devotion and the struggle of the fisher folk.

Missing

On the eve of his birthday, Makuy goes home from an exposure trip. After witnessing the squabble of his parents, he leaves home to search for Carl and to celebrate with him instead. On his way to find his partner, a gripping truth unfolds. Makuy is one of the increasing numbers of victims of enforced disappearances in the country. He is one of those imprisoned in a society oblivious of justice and truth.

Onang

A 12-year-old girl named Onang (Yssa Ramos) found herself at the doorstep of reaching her dreams – to becom a performer. Onang, who lived all her life with her widowed father Tatang (Ronnie Lazaro) at the mountaintop in Ilocos Sur, joined a choir that would represent their town at a competition in Manila. Despite her father’s disapproval, she went on and left for the city. With hopes of realizing her dreams and living a new life, Onang learned that staying was more impossible than leaving.

Para Kay Ama

The film tells of Hannah, a Chinese-Filipino girl who discovers that she has a half-brother and meets him for the first time on the last day of her father’s wake.

Pukpok

Mac-Mac stands on the threshold of manhood.  He must hurdle a case characterized by excessive blood, superstitions, and an old man with failing eyesight.

Victor

Life is a big show. For ten long years, Victor, a native in San Pedro Cutud,San Fernando, Pampanga, religiously offers himself to be nailed on the cross every Holy Week. Likeother people, this has been his long time “panata” for he believes that God will forgive him for all hissins and grant all his petitions after crucifying himself on the cross. But this film will show you theglaring realities of faith and beliefs and how Filipinos and foreigners embrace the tradition of “SemanaSanta” (holy week) as an attraction to this town.

Ulian

“Ulian” centers on young Dayang and her Grandmother in their journey of self‐discoveries in unexpected circumstances. Together they explore each other’s consciousness to realize the most important thing about growing old and growing up.

Sarong Adlaw

Mag-amang magsasaka sa isang liblib na lugar sa Kabikulan ang binubuno ang bawat araw. Yumao ang asawa ng matandang magsasaka nang ipanganak ang kanilang panganay. Manunulat at makata ang nanay at namana ng lalaking anak ang hilig at ibig sa pagsususulat. Dahil hikahos sa buhay at naiipit sa kapanglawan ng ama, ninais ng anak na ituloy ang pagsusulat, pag-aaral at paghahanap ng pag-asa sa Maynila. Kaya isang araw ay nagpaalam siya sa ama. Bagaman bakas ang pagtutol at pagkadismaya sa desisyon ng anak, sa huli ay sasang-ayon ang matandang magsasaka.

Ruweda

A drunk, cynical man is playing a coin toss game at the local town carnival. On his way home, he finds an engagement ring lying on the ground. He picks it up and considers himself lucky for getting something so expensive for free. What he will never know is that it took two people's misfortunes to pay the price of his day's luck.

Pasahero

You may look at it like: "It is about a woman in a jeepney who keeps on babbling – sharing her ideals and personal issues – as if you are listening to a live commentary and an audio diary at the same time" OR "The passenger(s), the driver, the 10 Commandments, the window, the high tech lifestyle and the high tech love life, the rumors, the government, the reality TV shows, Death, the family..."

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