HEADLINES

Through the Memory of Lenses

Carlee Cherokeeh T. Calingacion | Features Editor, Merell Lystra Recta | Feature Writer, & Ray Chen S. Baiting | Editor-in-Chief

FROM COMEDY TO DRAMA TO FANTASY TO HORROR, THESE ARE SOME THEMES YOU SHOULD NOT MISS IN THE 3RD INSTALLMENT OF SILLIMAN FILM OPEN. BEFORE THE MOST AWAITED FILM SCREENING HAPPENS THIS MARCH 7 AT LUCE AUDITORIUM, HERE’S A SYNOPSIS OF THE 10 SHORT FILM ENTRIES.


“Bitoy Bayoyoy”

Director: Ma. Christina June Grapa

Producer: Momo Inoma

Wanting to be popular, Bitoy Bayoyoy tries to hang out with popular peers and “cool kids” at school. But being “weird” does not help and so he tries to change himself.

This movie delivers a significant message to people in this day and age, where everyone tries to be who they are not. It should not be that way. Every person possesses unique character and diversity makes the world colorful.


“Loving KC”

Director: Gloria Gem T. Lumayag

Producer: Kyle Matthew Ismael B. Reyes

18-year-old Dani befriends an Artificial Intelligence from a chat bot. Artificial Intelligence is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans and other animals.

The human and robot relationship in this movie will teach its viewers how acceptance, love and kindness are innate in us humans. We feel for others, may those be platonic or romantic.


“Keeping Up With Relationship Goals”

Director: Joevic Baclayanto

Producer: Margarita delos Santos

Nowadays, social media play a big role in most millennial relationships. That is why when Gab and Alex realize that their relationship was in a rut, they decide to reconnect, “unplugging” themselves from social media.

This romantic comedy film will give us kilig vibes. Surely, many can relate to this movie.


“Agni”

Director: Neap Polle Floy Blanco

Producer: Shareen Anjali B. Warad

Luningning’s boyfriend was murdered. All she has for some sort of closure is his journal. With this journal, Luningning takes on a journey to solve the mystery that revolves around her boyfriend’s death and the content of the journal.

“Agni” is filled with mystery that will keep your mind swirling as you continue on with the story. You just have to finish it to have your questions answered.


“The Darkness That Follows”

Director: Angelica Gomez

Producer: Mikee Ompod

The past can haunt you. Lana, a theater actress, gets creeped out when she feels  being followed by a dark, mysterious figure.

This movie will surely bring us to our thoughts on how the dark past, pushed aside and kept inside, can affect us psychologically.


“Ang Paglupad Ni Maya”

Director: Gresheen Gift M. Libby

Producer: Jameela Antoinette Mendoza

Almost every child dreams of becoming a superhero. Maya, a girl who aspires to be one, realizes that being the real superhero is when she decides to save her mom. Anybody can be somebody’s superhero even with our simple acts of courage.

This film offers a fresh and unique storyline  that will surely touch our hearts and remind us that the greatest power will always be love.


“Kaon ka ‘Nay?”

Director: Denisse Alfaro

Producer: Frances Karmel Bravo

A story is based on real life. Jeff and Obet must make a choice whether they should give the old lady beggar money or not, even if she’s known for scamming.

This test of faith can happen to us at any moment in our lives. Weighing your choices is as difficult as choosing a decision.


“Adobo”

Director: Val Amiel Vestil

Producer: Robert Banse

Tere, a single mother, wanted to prepare his son’s favorite dish, adobo on his birthday. Her pursuit to win back his son’s heart led to an unexpected event that affected their relationship.

This short film shows how magnanimous mother’s love is.

“Adobo” became an entry to various local film festivals like the Sine Negrense: Negros Island Film Festival 2017,


“Ambrosia”

Director: Aliyah Marie Millares

Lety, an enthusiastic flower vendor, has taken the responsibility of making a living from her lethargic sister, Flor. In spite of being abandoned by their mother and having an unknown father, Lety continues to aim for her dreams in returning to school.

This film talks about a woman who, despite being burdened with all the reasons to give up, continues to grow and live stronger.


“Barkada”

Director/Producer: Rhobie Ruaya

A group of friends goes out on a party. When three of them disappear, Philip now needs to find them.

Barkada is a story about friendship and its challenges. Philip thinks he has the best friends in college. Marie, a transfer student, helps Philip realize that he has been living a lie by believing that his friends are good and honest people.

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