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Every Other Time

College and partying are almost synonymous to one another, so are making mistakes. The freedom we have during college can sometimes make us forget the tiniest of our responsibilities. After a night of hard partying, this guy realizes he left something behind.

Debut

An adolescent girl awakens to the first day of the rest of her life

Un Diutay Mundo

An unknown “point of view” witnesses everything that happens in the place where it is located---a dark room occupied by a feral child. It narrates how this child is being treated by the ones who look after him, how curious he is of the world outside, and how he longs to break free from being trapped in that room. Meanwhile, a girl who dreams to be a writer is able to enter the room and get in touch with the feral child. This is the start of the child’s struggle of breaking free from isolation. This was all witnessed and narrated by the “point of view”.

Hanapbuhay

A day in the life of a man who’s trying to make a living for his family as he is confronted by the ironies of the realities of life. And death.

Oliver’s Apartment

This short film is about a man named Oliver who has not left his apartment over seven years. An obsessive-compulsive germaphobe, he has everything delivered to him and he lives each day the same. One day he receives a postcard and things start to unravel.

What Floor Ma'am

A flamboyant former First Lady of the Philippines and a “Bad Boy” actor from local cinema find themselves trapped inside the elevator of an old Government building. While waiting for rescue, the First Lady emotionally reveals to the Bad Boy the shocking secret history of the Philippines.

Ugat sa Lupa

Ugat sa Lupa (Roots on Earth) is a non-dialog film about a farming family who lives in an island. It dramatizes the family’s hardships of living in an island bereft of fresh water, hence their struggle to fetch water from another island in order to water the plants periodically. It is also about family relationships and the sacrifices of elder siblings for the benefit of the younger ones.

Tatang

Tatang Ruding lives in the streets of the Philippines’ urban Manila with his grandaughter Ester. Tatang makes ends meet the easiest way he knows, stealing and pickpocketing. He does it with Ester as his aide and apprentice. One incident goes awry and Tatang gets beaten up by a group of men. Tatang bitterly takes out his misfortune on Ester and starts to feel useless. Ester, on the other hand, starts to make it up to Tatang by becoming the breadwinner. She becomes better and better with stealing and Tatang realizes that he created a monster in her.

Si Bok at ang Trumpo

ok is a playful boy who enjoys counting the things he sees around him, posting pieces of paper everywhere, and playing with his favorite toy top.

One day, Bok accidentally forgets his toy top at his grandmother’s house. When he decides to come back and get it, Bok discovers something far more precious than his beloved toy.

Musa (The Muse)

In a community by the railroad, an old healer named Tatang performed a “miracle” when a young male lover had himself run over by a train. It is said that Tatang can heal with poetry and his Muse. Another cataclysmic event will make the community discover the next healer by the railroad.

A shortfilm feature showcasing the poems of the two great Filipino poets: Jose Corazon de Jesus aka Huseng Batute and Amado V. Hernandez.

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