CIFF 2018: Films and Panels

BITTER MELON

H.P. Mendoza | USA | 2017 | Narrative | 110 min

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CHEDENG AND APPLE

Fatrick Tabada, Rae Red| Philippines | 2017| Narrative | 87 min

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THE DEBUT

Gene Cajayon | USA | 2000 | Narrative | 88 min

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EXES BAGGAGE

Dan Villegas | Philippines | 2018 | Narrative | 104 min

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THE HOWS OF US

Carthy Garcia-Molina | Philippines | 2018 | Narrative | 117 min

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A LAND IMAGINED – US PREMIERE

Siew Hua Yeo | Singapore | 2018 | Narrative | 95 min

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MALILA: THE FAREWELL FLOWER

Anucha Boonyawatana | Thailand | 2017 | Narrative | 94 min

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NEOMANILA

Mikhail Red | Philippines | 2017 | Narrative | 101 min

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RESPETO

Treb Monteras II | Philippines | 2017 | Narrative | 96 min

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NERVOUS TRANSLATION

Shireen Seno | Philippines | 2017 | Narrative | 90 min

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SIGNAL ROCK – BAY AREA PREMIERE

Chito Roño | Philippines | 2018 | Narrative | 130 min

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WHEN WE GROW UP

Zorinah Juan | USA | 2018 | 96 min

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TU PUG IMATUY
(The Right to Kill)

Arnel Barbarona | Philippines | 2017 | 90 mins

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CALL HER GANDA

PJ Raval | USA | 2018 | 93 min

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THE CLEANERS

Hans Block, Moritz Riesewick | Germany | 2018 | 88 min

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ULAM: Main Dish

Alexandra Cuerdo | USA | 2017 | 90 mins

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YIELD

Victor Tagaro, Toshihiko Uryu | Philippines | 2017 | 90 min

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ASWANG NEXT DOOR

Bernard Badion | USA | 2018 | Narrative | 6 min

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CONTESTANT #4

Kaj Palanca, Jared Joven | Philippines | 2016 | Drama | 18 min

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DISINTEGRATION 93-96

Miko Revereza | USA | 2017 | Documentary | 5 min

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DORY

Beverly Ramos | Philippines | 2017 | Documentary | 20 min

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THE DUWENDE

Odin B. Fernandez | Australia, Philippines | 2016 | Narrative | 11 min

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FAKEAPINO

Jeremy Sistoso | USA | 2017 | Narrative | 17 min

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I WON’T MISS YOU

Bernard Badion | USA | 2016 | Narrative | 20 min

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IN THIS FAMILY

Drama del Rosario | USA | 2017 | Documentary | 11 min

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JODILERKS DELA CRUZ, EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

Carlo Francisco Manatad | Philippines | 2017 | Narrative | 13 min

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JUST A KID FROM SEATTLE

JJ Augustavo | USA | 2018 | Narrative | 19 min

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KILLINGS

Joseph Mangat | USA | 2017 | Narrative | 10 min

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MANILA DEATH SQUAD

Dean Colin Marcial | Philippines, USA | 2017 | Narrative | 13 min

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MAYBE

Kat Cole | USA | 2017 | Narrative | 10 min

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OBRERO

Norman Zafra | New Zealand, Philippines | 2018 | Documentary | 28 min

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PINAYS RISING: NOTHING ON US

Ruby Ibarra, Evelyn Obamos, Dale Keanu Muong | USA | 2018 | 9 mins

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REMITTANCE

Maritte Go | USA | 2018 | Narrative | 10 mins

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SLINGSHOT PRINCE

Dandelion Lin | China, USA | 2017 | Narrative | 20 min

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SUERTE

Carlo Fajarda | Philippines | 2017 | Documentary | 16 min

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Short Film Program

By Way of America

Total Program: 84min

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From The Motherland

Total Program: 87min

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CINEMATOGRAFO ORIGINALS AND NEW PROJECTS (Program by invitation only)

Earlier this year, Cinematografo Originals put a call out for the most promising projects and filmmakers. With last year’s Originals making waves around the festival circuit, we look to the future and offer a glimpse at a new batch of original projects currently in different stages of production.

Get to know this year’s Cinematografo Originals in this industry-only pitch panel along with other filmmakers looking to refine their stories and take their projects to the next level.

JESS DELA MERCED

Jess dela Merced is a Filipino-American writer/director from San Francisco. She is a director in the Disney ABC directing program and one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. She holds an MFA from the NYU Grad Film Program where she received the Spike Lee Fellowship as well as the Lorraine Hansberry Arts, Performance, and Media Award. Her award-winning thesis film Hypebeasts written under the mentorship of Spike Lee aired on PBS. Jess was a San Francisco Film Society FilmHouse screenwriting resident and one of IFP’s Emerging Storytellers. Her short film, Wait ’til the Wolves Make Nice premiered at SXSW and won the Grand Jury Prize in Detroit’s Cinetopia International Film Festival.

DRAMA DEL ROSARIO

Drama del Rosario is a BAFTA-nominated Filipino documentary filmmaker in Los Angeles, California. With over a decade of experience in video production and recognized by film festivals around the world, Drama explores the personal lives of human beings in the middle of today’s social issues. His debut directorial work is Popemania, a documentary that probes the commercialization of religion in the Philippines. As a young filmmaker, Drama received awards in the Philippines, USA, India, and Australia, and was subsequently featured on CNN. Also known for his LGBTQ documentary films In This Family and Act Like A Woman, Drama believes in giving a voice to people who need to be heard.

ADDITIONAL NEW PROJECT PITCHES

will be announced at the beginning of this program.

FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 9 | 3.00PM

CONVERSATION: STORYTELLERS, ENGAGEMENT, GLOBAL IMPACT!

The screening of CALL HER GANDA will be followed immediately by a topical, dynamic PANEL DISCUSSION with its filmmakers (PJ Raval, Marty Syjuco), and joined in a conversation by the makers of other films that have recently ignited political and social storms: GIVE UP TOMORROW (Syjuco, Michael Collins) the Emmy-nominated 2011 film about the explosive trial of accused murderer Paco Larrañaga in the Philippines that has recently surged on several million social media circuits, creating renewed political interest in the case; DISINTEGRATION 93-96 (Miko Revereza), the cinematic, intimate visual essay about the filmmaker’s life as an ‘illegal alien’ observing his own personal disintegrating traditional family model. The filmmakers will shine some light on their recent Filipino and Filipino American films that have made considerable impact on the socio-economic and geopolitical landscapes of the world. Whose voices are shouted from rooftops – who listens, who takes action – and whose lives are impacted?

SATURDAY | NOVEMBER 10 | 11.15AM

PANEL: REWRITING (HER)STORY

Join us for a panel discussion on women in film and how the industry has changed in the past year. We move past the gender politics and listen to the personal stories of women on the ground whose struggles, until recently, have largely gone unnoticed.

SUNDAY | NOVEMBER 11 | 1.00PM