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  • ELENA is chosen to be their village’s “Binukot”, a maiden chosen to be the fairest amongst the women in her village, confined inside her house, never allowed to go outside. She is chosen to keep the oral tradition alive, memorizing the chants and...
  • After surviving the Death March, Martial Law and the loss of his legs, Justino became an atheist. But when his wife dies, a part of him is yearning to believe in life beyond death; just for a chance to be with her again. Searching for parts of her...
  • A religious man who does petty crimes, PONCHING, gets into a new venture, text scamming, thinking it will not really hurt anyone. One day, his seemingly "innocent" text scam accidentally cons a recipient into thinking he is the bastard child of...
  • Marisa lives alone in the dark with an even darker secret.  Running Time: 15 minutes
  • An afternoon of love and farewell as Mark and El spend their last afternoon together wishing on a tree, waiting to fade with the sun.  Running Time:  19 minutes Language:          ...
  • A troubled man finds his own cure in the vast darkness of his room.  Trying to persuade his lover to come back, he discovers a new form of therapy-- his greatest ordeal, a terrible encounter he has to escape from.  Running Time: 18:21...
  • Cinta Dela Cruz, a middle-aged faded actress tries to relive her glorious days as a movie star in the 1970s by watching films at home every day.  One day during an earthquake, something breaks into her window and wakes her up from her Hollywood...
  • During a performance, a ventriloquist suddenly finds himself talking with his past.  Will he continue the conversation or remain tight-lipped from a voice long kept? Running Time: 5:44 minutes 
  • A young boy’s journey as they take his father to his final resting place. Running Time: 10:09 minutes
  • A lost film buried beneath the killing fields reveals different versions of the truth. The Last Reel is a contemporary story about love, family and ghosts of Cambodia’s past. (The Black Dragon Award, Udine Film Festival, 2015) Running Time:  ...
  • This sensitive coming-of-age tale revolves around a young monk, Zawana, who has spent most of his life in a monastery in the Burmese countryside.  When his superior falls ill, Zawana is faced with the dilemma of deciding if the life of a monk...
  • One day in the forest, the simple bamboo cutter Okina finds a baby in the folds of a bamboo shoot, and brings the infant home to his wife Ona.  Naming the child Kaguya and raising her as their own, the couple soon discovers that their daughter...
  • Manila is besieged by the worst typhoon to hit the country. Talk of the world coming to an end hangs in the air. And five men find themselves stranded inside a police station with a prisoner who may or may not be the devil. It’s going to...
  • Michelle lives in her own special world. Everyone is trying to convince her to abandon the house by the bamboo grove: her boyfriend trying to look for work in the city or abroad, a nosy neighbor trying to make ends meet by working as a teacher, and...
  • When Rachel and her parents took her aunt Mara to their hometown, they thought the trip would help Mara deal with the early onset of Dementia.  But as Mara begins to recall places and faces, something else has returned. Is it just her illness...
  • Lorna is a sixty year old woman who is constantly searching for the right man, having failed at so many relationships. Having lived close to a lifetime alone, she decides to take another stab at moving on and more importantly, love....
  • After a bank robbery gone wrong, the gang hides out in an old dilapidated house occupied by a mysterious young woman and her grandmother who tells them that it is the night of “Ang Kumakatok” (Those Who Knock), a mythical being who takes away...
  • Many are aspiring for the position of Major Mac Favila. He is every cadets ideal officer- sharp, snappy, witty and most of all the most macho among the school’s officers. Privates Abel Sarmiento and Cain Fujioka are the top contenders for his...

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