Experience contemporary silent short films made by Filipino filmmakers through the first edition of the Film Development Council of the Philippines‘ MIT OUT SOUND Silent Film Competition as part of the 15th International Silent Film Festival Manila.
Participating filmmakers were selected through project applications and went through a series of intensive film labs mentored by local and international filmmakers to produce their proposed silent film projects. They were also partnered with film composers to create the original scoring for their respective films.
MIT OUT Sound Film Competition Finalists
Director: Vahn Leinard C. Pascual
Scorer: Karl Arthur Javier and Nik Rosacay
Synopsis: Forced by his father to become the next albularyo of their town, a boy secretly despises his conventional boring life until he falls in love with a Tikbalang (an elemental beast).
Director: Jose Carlos Soliongco
Scorer: CK Sabillo
Synopsis: This film is a mockumentary about the making of the first Filipino feature film, Dalagang Bukid.
ANG PAGSUYO SA PARUPARO NG GABI
Director: Racquel De Guzman Morilla
Scorer: Dominic Laxamana
Synopsis: A lonely pregnant woman, Elenita, tries to summon a manananggal (a monster that sucks the viscera out of the victim’s body) to visit her home.
ANG TATLONG HAMBOG
Director: Sari Katharyn Molintas
Scorer: Glenn Barit
Synopsis: A vaudeville Champlin impressionist, in love with the star singer of their troupe, helps her deal with the attention of three infatuated audience members who refuse to leave her alone.
Director: Gabriela Serrano
Scorer: Paulo Almaden
Synopsis: A young woman with a monstrous secret desperately longs for a different body. When the new couple in town moves in next door, she sees her chance to finally get one.
Directors: Kate Torralba and Jopie Sanchez
Scorer: Odoni Pestelos
Synopsis: In her pursuit for connection, a waitress matches with three toxic males on a dating app and decides to entertain all of them at the same time in the middle of her work shift.
Directors: EJ Gagui and Marienel Calma
Scorer: Pau Protacio
Synopsis: Two scorned women in a barrio are terrorized by the same monster.
Director: Hector Barretto Calma
Scorer: Joed Balsamo
Synopsis: A lesbian struggles to live with her girlfriend who is troubled by her terrifying past.
Director: Nikolas Red
Scorer: Jem Talaroc
Synopsis: In the dead of night, a lone archivist is terrorized by a sinister creature that has manifested out of a silent film that he is watching.
HOW TO WATCH THE 15TH INTERNATIONAL SILENT FILM FESTIVAL ON FDCP CHANNEL?
1. Visit https://fdcpchannel.ph/.
2. Log in to your FDCP Channel account. Registration is free, you can use your FB or email to register.
3. Once logged in, go to the ISFFM tab (https://fdcpchannel.ph/isffm2021) to watch.
4. Tap the film that you want to watch and click WATCH NOW.
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