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.