Filipino short film “Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss” with its satirical look at labor rights in the Philippines, is screening at the 43rd Sundance Film Festival in the United States scheduled for January 2021.
“Excuse Me” is one of the 50 short films from 27 countries chosen from 9,933 submissions that will screen in the International Fiction Shorts Official Selection, announced Sundance Institute on December 15, 2020.
“In a year unlike any other, short films are still going strong with art and craft unique to the form. We are thrilled to share a lineup with a wild range of characters, styles, ideas and emotions to our audience, wherever you may be,” said Mike Plante, Senior Programmer for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival Short Film program.
The 15-minute social satire directed by Sonny Calvento from the screenplay of Arden Rod Condez tells the story of contractual sales lady Vangie who is about to lose her job but uncovers the secret to be a regularized employee.
The “Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss” cast includes Angelina Kanapi, Bob Jbeili, and Phyllis Grande.
“Excuse Me” earlier this year competed at the 22nd Mecal, Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes y Animación de Barcelona in Spain and was showcased at the digital Cinemalaya. The film’s producer Sheron Dayoc had his 6th Finger showcased as an Asian Project Market in the 2020 Busan International Film Festival.
Sundance Film Festival is scheduled to screen the 72 Features, 50 Shorts, 4 Indie Series, and 14 New Frontier Projects on Sundance-built online platform and in-person on satellite screens in the USA where it is permitted from January 28 to February 3, 2021.
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