15 Short Films you shouldn’t miss at the 8th Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival

These are fifteen short films you shouldn’t miss at the Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival which will take place from October 27 – 30, 2022 at the Cinematheque Center Davao (Davao City, Philippines).

A Man Trembles by Mark Chua, Lam Li Shuen – Singapore | 2021

In 1998 Singapore, at the peak of the Asian Financial Crisis, a man and his family spend their final day on Earth at Sentosa island. (NAFFF 2022)

Binh by Ostin Fam – Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand | 2020

An alien arrives on Earth on a quest to find assistance to rebuild his home. Under dissociated instruction of his spaceship, he makes a stopover at a construction site in Vietnam, where the biggest temple of the world is being built. In disguise, the alien encounters a reverent worshipper, a cynical construction worker and a mysterious medium. (NAFFF 2022)

Days of the New by Keith Deligero – Philippines | 2021

Two cops, an artist, a series of murders and some weird shit. Welcome to the new world after the pandemic. (NAFFF 2022)

Excuse Me Miss, Miss, Miss by Sonny Calvento – Manila | 2019

“Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss” is a social satire about the plight of contractual workers in the Philippines. (NAFFF 2022)

Hija by Christian Paul Lim – Zamboanga City, Philippines | 2019

Bella encountered a lot of things along the way which led her to a decision. (NAFFF 2022)

I, Labyrinth by Jag Garcia – Metro Manila, Philippines | 2021

A Pilgrim finds himself at a labyrinth… he walks, he discovers… himself… (NAFFF 2022)

It’s Raining Frogs Outside by Maria Estela Paiso – Philippines | 2021

The world is about to end. Maya is forced to go home to the province of Zambales. There, she confronts her childhood house that terrorizes her as frogs rain outside. (NAFFF 2022)

Lysistrata by John Patrick Manio – Quezon City, Philippines | 2019

A woman pained by her past confronts the demons haunting her in the present. (NAFFF 2022)

Maria Makinang by Gia Arre – Baguio City, Los Baños, Philippines | 2022

Maria, a girl who only manifests and ages whenever there’s a full moon, strikes a decade spanning friendship with a boy and witnesses their relationship and the world around them change drastically over years that to her appear only like days. (NAFFF 2022)

Our Redirected Hopes by Mina Cruz – Antipolo Rizal, Philippines | 2019

A vague dream gives former lovers a final chance to reconnect. The man has turned into a hybrid zombie, the woman gets a chance to speak her thoughts, and they both face the second to final stage of their lost relationship. (NAFFF 2022)

Signals by Caloy Limjap Soliongco – Singapore, Philippines | 2020

A writer struggles to find peace in a city that feels like it’s coming for her. She navigates through the street light interference phenomenon that’s at every turn. (NAFFF 2022)

Silo by Alyssa Ashley Manugas – Cebu City | 2021

Half fiction, half documentary, we examine the lives of two sets of people living in the same country, but in different universes. (NAFFF 2022)

The Gossips of Cicadidae by Vahn Leinard C. Pascual – Quezon City, Laguna | 2021

Forced by his father to become the next folk healer of their town, a boy secretly despises his conventional boring life not until he falls in love with a Tikbalang (A Philippine mythical humanoid creature that has a head and hooves of a horse). (NAFFF 2022)

The Legend of the Prince and the Warrior by Jacob Mikhail “Jake” U. Collado
Quezon City, Metro Manila | 2021

When his parents and peers reject and abuse his queer, older brother because of a leaked video on the Internet, a young man creates for him a colorful legend of love and acceptance. (NAFFF 2022)

Transparent, I am by Yuri Muraoka – Japan | 2020

In the year of 2020 when the world was forced to “change”, I wanted to confirm what changed and what did not change in me and wrote a poem “Transparent, I am.”. This film is based on it. The white mask I wore became the screen projected my past. My family are sometimes hurt and suffer, but support me who suffers from schizophrenia. Nonoho, Yuri, Nemu and Hana. The four of us live today to the fullest while looking for the answer to “Who are we?” (NAFFF 2022)

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