Piling Obrang Vidyo XVI opens the new year with fresh alt-cinema

The annual one-day cinema event, Piling Obrang Vidyo, returns this 2020 on February 1st at the UP Cine Adarna.

Co-mounted by UP Cinema and Fujifilm, the festival highlights short films with unique narratives, ideas, and insights. POV is in its sixteenth year of showcasing the best from up-and-coming filmmakers. This year, the fest is screening twenty different works.

“In 2019,” the folks at POV tell us. “Philippine Cinema celebrated a hundred years of narratives and ideologies, UP Cinema takes this film experience beyond the 100 years on screen. Another year brings forth onerous social realities, including even those once deemed inconceivable — a fresh set of alternative narratives waiting to be captured and told to a larger audience. With the medium of film as their arms and guide, Piling Obrang Vidyo yet again taps on our young filmmakers to become the couriers of these stories.”

Here are this year’s entries for each category.

Piling Obrang Vidyo 2020 narrative short films

  • Proj. Imakulada by Jan Michael Bernardino, Mapua
  • Non-Linear by Marben Portucela, APFI
  • Garing by Dan Pablo, UST
  • Mata by Bryan Padilla, FEU
  • Aksyon! by Frak Cedric Go, USC
  • Bagay Tayo by Adrian Francisco, UP – Diliman
  • Last 2 3 4! by Genevieve Ofiana, Mapua
  • Eklipse by Jessa Doydora, FEU
  • Happy Birthday Lolo by Shaira Molto, UP – Diliman
  • Itlog by Aina Eunice Viray, Mapua

Piling Obrang Vidyo 2020 experimental short films

  • Kung Anuman ang Nakahain by Vahn Leinard Pascual, DLSU-CSB
  • Routinary by Miggy Arnobal, UP – Diliman
  • When The Sea Turns Red by Brian Caacbay, FEU
  • Window Shopping by Maryjoy Abrazado, UP – Diliman
  • Go Back by Vanerie Lumaque, APFI

Piling Obrang Vidyo 2020 short documentaries

  • Busalian by Aira Alipis, Mapua
  • Jojo Stars in a Movie by Rod Villafuerte, DLSU-CSB
  • Kung Saan Ka Happy by Kimberly Ilaya, UP – Diliman
  • Titser Gennie by Elijah Prades, University of Makati
  • Whom you Should Know by Andrea Geronimo, UP – Diliman

Piling Obrang Vidyo 2020 judges

This year’s POV will award entries with prizes concerning Direction, Performance, Screenplay, Editing, Production Design, Sound, and more. Among the judges are Richard Bolisay, Jeffrey Jeturian, Glenn Barit, Dwein Baltazar, and more.

Check out the full roster of judges below.

Piling Obrang Vidyo XVI will be held on February 1, 2020 at the UP Cine Adarna from 11:30am to 7pm.

Ticket prices are PHP 120.00. You may reserve tickets online by clicking the button below.

Piling Obrang Vidyo 2020 after-party details

If the whole day of watching short films isn’t quite enough to cap off your Saturday, then consider coming to POV’s after-party, which happens at Skyro Bar & Grill in Diliman, QC.

Click for more details.