SILVERSHORTS 2008: 20 Film Finalists

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From Khavn De la Cruz:

SILVERSHORTS 2008: Announcement of 20 Film Finalists

The list of finalists for SILVERSHORTS, the shortfilm competition section of the 3rd .MOV International Digital Film Festival, is here. Silvershorts, which has been a major section of the .MOV festival since it started in 2002, has featured the works of filmmakers such as John Torres, Mo Zee, Pam Miras, Sherad Anthony Sanchez, Arleen Cuevas, Ato Bautista, Kiri Dalena, Dino Ignacio, and Quark Henares.

Screening the many entries submitted by various filmmakers for both Student and Open categories, we have now trimmed the competition down to ten. From these lists shall emerge the top winners, who will win the grand prize of P100,000 for each category.

STUDENT CATEGORY:
1. “123” by Minco Fabregas, International Academy of Film and Television Cebu
2. “Anomi” by Renei Patricia Dimla, University of the Philippines
3. “June 9” by Cheiradee Villanueva, West Visayas State University
4. “Kamatis” (Tomato) by Brian Javier, Colegio de San Juan de Letran
5. “Kumot ng Panaginip” (Blanket Of Dreams) by Jedd Chris Dumaguina, University of the Philippines
6. “Papelove” (Paper Love) by Aissa Peñafiel, University of the Philippines
7. “Pisi” (String) by Mel Rose Aguilar, University of St. La Salle Bacolod
8. “Publico Macata: A Societal Eulogy” (Public Poet) by Mark Sherwin Maestro, De La Salle University Manila
9. “Start Stop Play Pause” by Arby Mari Larano, Far Eastern University
10. “Ultra” by Juan Alcazaren, University of the Philippines

OPEN CATEGORY:
l. “#cafe” by Leo Valencia
2. “Andong” by Milo Tolentino
3. “Ambulancia” by Richard Legaspi
4. “Ampo” by Jose Maria Basa
5. “Libingan” (Cemetery) by Ramon del Prado
6. “Nekro” by CJ Andaluz
7. “Saling Pusa” by Antoinette Jadaone
8. “The Prayer” by J.I.E. Teodoro
9. “Tiangge” (Bazaar) by Ray Gibraltar
10. “VTR” by JP Carpio

Congratulations to these twenty directors! They are now all one step closer to the goal of winning the Silvershorts awards for .MOV 08. However, the journey is far from over. Now we pass their fate to the hands of the international jury and the local audience. It is now up to them to vote who their picks are.

Just check our official website www.movfest.com regularly for updates and more information on screening schedules, film listings, etc. Again, congratulations and we wish everyone the best of luck!

The SILVERSHORTS Shortfilm Competition is officially part of .MOV (pronounced “dot-mov”) which is slated on September 24 to October 7 in the cities of Bacolod, Cebu and Dumaguete, and Manila.

For group screenings, workshops, tickets and other related inquiries and information, contact dotmov@gmail.com, bien@bannedmoviespilipinas.com, and visit http://www.movfest.com.

The .MOV 08 Silvershorts Short Film Competition is presented by Filmless Films in cooperation with Robinsons Movieworld, Geiser Maclang Communications Inc., Mogwai Cinematheque, Swiftsure Group Inc., Click The City, and Parco.