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“Singkuwento International Film Festival reveals 2019 official finalists”

Singkuwento International Film Festival returns for its fourth year.

Nagbabalik sa eksena ngayong 2019 ang Singkuwento International Film Festival Manila Philippines (SIFFMP) para sa pagdiriwang ng ika-100 taon ng Philippine Cinema at ng National Arts Month ngayong Pebrero.

Ang SIFFMP ay itinatag ng independent filmmaker na si Perry Escano na siya ring tumatayong festival director.

Now on its fourth edition, the festival will be held from February 15 to 22, 2019 at the NCCA Theater in Intramuros, Manila, presented by MPJ Entertainment Productions, in cooperation with Asian Television Content Corporation (headed by Engr. Rey Sanchez), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and Film Development Council of the Philippines (headed by Chair Liza Diño).

The festival’s main objective is to feature works of various Filipino and foreign filmmakers.  It is an avenue for Filipinos both here and abroad to share their voice, sentiments, and thoughts via the films they have created. It is also the festival’s aim to provide a channel for non-Filipinos to share their impressions of the Philippines and its people.

Sa isang press conference ay inihayag ni Escano ang official finalists sa taong ito.

FULL LENGTH FILMS:
1. Kapayapaan sa Gitna ng Digmaan (historical drama). Directed by Nestor Malgapo, Jr. Cast: Richard Quan, Celina Talavera, and Christopher Roxas
2. Promdi (drama). Directed by Charlotte Dianco. Cast: Kiko Estrada, Shaira Diaz, Chris Leonardo
3. Rendezvous (fantasy drama-romance). Directed by Marvin Gabas. Cast: Gina Pareño, Patani Daño, Jiana Aurigue, Tonz Are
4. Playground (drama). Directed by Dave Cecilio. Cast:  Neptali Toribio, Buboy Villar, Lance Raymundo, China Roces, and Rosanna Roces
5. Pur Laine (comedy-drama). Directed by Filipino-Canadian filmmaker Alexander Cruz, based in Quebec, Canada. Cast: Christian Paolo Lat, Celestine Caravaggio, and Issabelle Lafond

DOCUMENTARY FILMS (SHORTS):
1. Durungawan (Window) – directed by Daniela Mariel Laygo
2. Landong (Shadow) – directed by Ma. Toiza Gorantes
3. Takip Sining (Hidden Art) – directed by Sophia Louise Geslani
4. Serbedora (Servant) – directed by Roxanne Gomez
5. Liwanag (Light) – directed by Arby and Christine Laraño
 
SHORT FILMS:
1. Limang Oras by Maricel Cariaga
2. No Man Is An Island by Nash Ang
3. Saranggola by Cielo Bagabaldo and Gloria Soriano
4. Bisperas by Ralph Lauren Quincena
5. Dalit by Belle Kay Loyola
6. Healing by Karla Urquiaga
7. Saglit by Divine Angeo and Kristine Medenilla
8. Paano Bihisan Ang Isang Ina? by Tim Rone Villanueva
9. Delta by Eluigi Macalintal and James Garcia
10. Ang Huling Bucket List by Bibo Ebuen
11. Dama by Trisha Marie Antonio
12. Cicatriz (Scar) by Rosahlee Bautista
13. Theo by Margaret Summer Castro
14. Wa, Nan by Marie Bernadette Tayag
15. Kung Di Man Dumating Ang Gabi by Margarette Jane Lirio
16. Starlight by Reinette Natividad
17. Apo-Dios (God) by Victor Elijah Gador
18. Ang Lumunod Sa Atin by Sonia Regalario
19. Kumari by Angela Aguila and Juan Carlo Diaz
20. The Rookie by Jojo Nadela
21. Ang Nagliliyab Na Kasaysayan ng Pamilya Dela Cruz by Jade De Chavez Valencia
22. Brujo (Witch Doctor) by Kurt Neil Johahn Jimenez
23. Joker by Egai Castañeda
24. Sintas by Arjanmar Rebeta
25. Sayote Man by Conan Altatis