Since 2012, BINISAYA has hosted an annual short film competition. This year, over 60 short films were submitted from participants, who hailed from different parts of the Visayas and Mindanao.
From the submissions, the committee has selected the top ten short films, with the winner to be announced during the BINISAYA Film Festival in September this year.
With themes that range from family and tradition, to history and entertainment, this lineup is getting us excited for the slew of talent the region is bringing to the local filmmaking industry.
ANG IKADUHANG PAGBALIK
Jeffrie Po, Cagayan de Oro City
A man finds his fate in the path of a certain church when a pastor convinces him to join their gathering.
Jovanni Tinapay, Cebu
Kalipay, a young girl, searches for her grandfather’s lost ship in a conflict between her family and the sea.
Niño Tecson, Cebu
Rizal writes his last farewell. He is soon interrupted by the knocks on his door.
Bugz Saavedra, Cebu
A TV test card substitute where Rody-chan and friends talk pleasantly.
P.R. Patindol, Leyte
Twin brothers struggle with their identites amidst the quiet cruelty of a remote island.
MGA BITOON SA SIYUDAD
Jarell M. Serencio, Davao
Two brothers search for the hard-earned money they accidentally lost when the bomb exploded in the crowded Roxas Night Market in Davao City.
PAGARA SANG PATIPURON
Jean Claire Dy and Manuel Domes, Iloilo
The story of a group of indigenous Aeta women weavers in Nagpana, a sitio in the mountains of Barotac Viejo, Iloilo. The film explores their artistic processes and products, and reflects negotiations between tradition and modernity.
Archie Manayon, Cebu
About Mouthbrooder Cichlids.
SA ILANG KALIBUTAN, ADUNAY KITA KARONG GABHIONA
Ronnie Gamboa, Jr., Cebu
One of the many possibilities when we create a world made of joy, pain, unresolved feelings, memorable moments, and a few buckets of beer.
Mariya Lim, Cebu
With her movie star grandmother dead and her favorite movie theater dying, Shirley’s life mission is holding one last screening at the Colossus Theater of Philomena Singson’s legendary film, Leonara Kilat.