QCinema 2016 announces QCX Shorts finalists

Quezon City International Film Festival (QCinema) has released the list of winners that made it to the final cut for its new short film competition, “QCX Shorts.”

With a grant of P100,000, QCinema is the only festival in the country awarding financial grants to winning filmmakers for its actual production as well as owning the rights to the finished short films.

Short Films Finalists

Here is the complete list of short films finalists of the 4th Quezon City International Film Festival:

  1. Hondo by Aedrian Araojo
  2. If You Leave by Dodo Dayao
  3. Kung Saan may Naiwan by Joshua Joven and Kaj Palanca
  4. Nang Lumipad ang Batang Agila by Mihk Vergara
  5. Padating by Gabrielle Tayag
  6. Papa’s Shadow by Inshallah Montero
  7. Sayaw sa Butal by Victor Nierva
  8. Viva Viva Escolta by Janus Victoria

Directors from the different parts of the country make a splash in this year’s short film competition.

Three directors have used the different faces of drama. Victor Nierva from Naga, Camarines Sur harnesses the power of melodrama for his piece, “Sayaw sa Butal”. Aedrian Araojo from Zamboanga City captures the sad story of a mother and son relationship in “Hondo”. Meanwhile, Gabrielle Tayag of Pampanga gives a new spin to the airport experience in his film, “Padating”.

Dark concepts are rediscovered in two short film features. Janus Victoria melds the concepts of art and goth in “Viva Viva Escolta” while Dodo Dayao uses the found footage style for his horror entry, “If You Leave”.

In art, age is just a number. Sixteen year old Joshua Joven, together with Kaj Palanca, proves that when his LGBT-themed short, “Kung Saan may Naiwan”, was selected by the jury composed of QCFDC members.

Two short movies suited for children round up the rest of the competition line-up. Mihk Vergara incorporates the concept of superhero in “Nang Lumipad ang Batang Agila” while Inshallah Montero’s “Papa’s Shadow” uses elements of shadow plays.

QCinema, a film festival created by the Quezon City Film Development Commission (QCFDC) organized by Quezon City Mayor Herbert, previously appropriated seed funding of P1 million for its “Circle Competition” for 8 indie filmmakers. The event is scheduled on October 13-22, 2016.

JOIN THE EVENT HERE: QCinema International Film Festival 2016

Visit www.qcinema.ph to get more information about the film festival and its new movie roster.

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