Maski Papano

Original Title: Maski Papano
English Title (if any): I Mask Go On
Duration/TRT (in minutes): 5
Genre: comedy
Year: 2020
Classification: G
Original language: Filipino
Format: MP4
Film Contact: 09653367604



Director:  Che Tagyamon, Glenn Barit
Screenwriter: Che Tagyamon
Producer: Che Tagyamon, Jo Torlao
Executive Producer: Havas Ortega Group
Director of Photography:  Glenn Barit
Music Scorer:   N/A
Editor:  Che Tagyamon, Glenn Barit
Sound Designer: John Michael Perez
Production Designer:  Che Tagyamon, Glenn Barit

Maski Papet as Maks Pes

A disposed facemask turns into a humanoid and starts an adventure looking for its previous owner.

Short Synopsis
After getting disposed of, a facemask starts to turn into a humanoid figure. It journeys into looking for its previous owner, but finds him already with a new and better face mask. It gets heartbroken then wanders around different places in Manila, and eventually finds another similar looking facemask figure.

Directors’ Profile

CHE TAGYAMON is a director, editor, and animator from Manila, Philippines.

She is an alumna of the Berlinale Talents 2019, SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab 2018, Busan Film Commission’s FLY Film Lab 2019, Docs by The Sea 2020 and ASEAN ROK’s FLY where she was given the Best Fellow Award 2017.

In 2019, she was among the grantees of the first edition of Southeast Asian Short Film Grant by the Singapore International Film Festival.

Her previous works often address the subjects of diaspora, class, and memory in relation to women’s psyche.

GLENN BARIT is a Filipino director, sound designer and musical scorer. He uses elements of play in his works to ease the burden of filmmaking as well as to bring into light different societal issues.

His short film “Aliens Ata” won the NETPAC Jury Prize in Cinemalaya 2017. It has also been part of Kaohsiung Film Festival 2017 and SeaShorts 2019 among others. His short, “Nangungupahan” also premiered in Cinemalaya 2018.

Cleaners, his debut feature film, premiered in the QCinema IFF 2019 where it won Best Film, Best Screenplay and Audience Choice Award in the Asian Next Wave section. It is a coming-of-age film about high school students and the pressures they are boxed in. It has since premiered in Busan IFF, Taipei Golden Horse IFF, Torino Film Festival among others.

Directors’ Notes

We live on a great, vast planet, but time has passed enough for us to see it shrinking at a devastating pace. We devised a series of “quarantines” and “lockdowns”. The world’s borders have closed from the restrictions and limitations created by our circumstance. We jolted awake into a shrunken world. We are imprisoned not only in body, but also in mind and spirit.

We have begun to doubt even our basest sense of self. We now find ourselves alone, crashed into this small world of confusion and loss, where we are held captive. Even still, the self perseveres to somehow find, convince, and revive itself.

In the short film “The Little Planet”, we journey within forty days — forty that symbolize these times of trial, and a test of one’s self. When this is done, we will once more emerge into a wider world– whole, new, and free.

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