QCinema International Film Festival – Short Films Production Grant Finalists


The organizers of the QCinema International Film Festival (Philippines) announced the Short Films that will get the Production Grant.

The QCinema International Film Festival will award these projects up to two million pesos to produce their short films that will premiere in October.

Judy Free by Che Tagyamon
A young girl’s reality is intruded when her father who’s been away abroad for almost a decade suddenly comes home as an animated doodle figure.

Excuse me miss, miss miss by Sonny Calvento
A salesgirl unearths the ultimate secret to regularization.

Here, here by Joanne Marian Cesario
Years after a foreign extraction company began mining operations in Lobo, 22-year old Koi returns and refamiliarizes himself with his home.

Isang daa’t isang mariposa by Norvin De Los Santos
After claiming the 100,000 Php award from the government for centenaries, 100-year old pious and pragmatic Lola Perla visits her ex-lover’s son to bail him out of jail to dance with her in exchange for the money.

Spid by Alejo Barbaza & Mervine Aquino
In the midst of a global epidemic that causes a delay of sight from sound, a retiring hitman must honor one last mission: eliminate the city’s biggest supplier of spid, a potent drug that synch one’s senses.

Tokwifi by Carla Pulido Ocampo
A 1950s mestiza star, trapped inside a television that fell from the sky – dreams up a romantic romp on the rice terraces, with a Bontok Igorot man who does not know how to kiss.


We remind readers that the QCinema International Film Festival will take place from October 13th – 22nd, 2019 in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

About the festival:
The QCinema International Film Festival (QCinema) is an annual festival designed to serve as the lens through which the general public will get to appreciate the active role of Quezon City in Philippine filmmaking from its pioneering years in the 50’s down to the present and on to the future. It features a broad spectrum of local and international films of all genres, through its various sections, both competition and non-competition. It is highlighted by films that receive substantial grants from the Quezon City Film Development Foundation (QCFDC).

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