Twenty short films using only three shots and three cuts made by Filipino students from various universities and colleges in the Philippines are on showcase as finalists of the Three Shots Film Festival (3SF Festival) this November.
The unique film festival that challenges students to make a full film with a storyline complete with a beginning, a middle, and an end, using only 3 shots and 3 cuts in a minimum of 1 minute and a maximum of 15 minutes, released its list of the 20 finalists.
Media Underground (MUD Studios) released the Top 20 final showcase films:
University of the Philippines-Diliman –
- Cedric Dalangin (“Sa Tanan Nga Adlaw”)
- Calvin Ponteblanca (“Feelingerong Feline”)
- John Thomas Trinidad (“Boom Tiyaya”)
Lyceum of the Philippines University-Manila –
- Mark Wilson S. Catindig (“Ip-”)
- Christine Anne C. Crisostomo (“Kabtang”)
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde –
- Lyka Calingasan (“Lamang Lupa”)
- Janina Cortez (“4:00 p.m.”)
University of the East-Caloocan –
- Angelo P. Gillo (“Ninong, Enge Arep”)
- Mark Jhon Villanueva (“Living”)
Far Eastern University-Manila –
- Rainner S. Cion (“Sakaling Makalipad”)
St. Dominic College of Asia –
- Jhody Alessandra Sacramento (“Laruan”)
Meridian International College –
- Jermaine Tulbo (“Bulawan”)
San Sebastian College-Recoletos, Manila –
- Ma. Aizil Blues Turen (“Alpas”)
Universidad de Manila –
- Peter Solano (“Do or Die”)
University of Santo Tomas –
- Alyssa Maxine B. Balayo (“Nilaga”)
UP Baguio –
- Faith Carisa Lacanlale (“Bagito”)
Gordon College, Olongapo City –
- Francis Lester S. Lacambra (“Per Kilo”)
Silliman University, Dumaguete –
- Francis Ryan Basa Pabiania (“Paghibi sang Langit”)
Malayan Colleges Mindanao, A Mapúa School, Davao –
- Preanne Nicole Parojinog (“Kalat”)
Father Saturnino Urios University, Butuan City –
- Dominic Howell Dumogho (“Sumalangit Nawa”)
MUD Studios founder and director August Lyle Espino was inspired by a workshop he attended a few years ago, “where they were challenged to think outside of the box and create an even shorter version compared to what was usually required for a short film.”
“Lumalabas ang pagka-artist mo pag nali-limit ka. Doon ka mag-iisip,” Espino shared, talking about his experience from the said workshop. “Now is the best time to create art,” he added.
The 3SF festival finalists will be available for viewing on MUD’s website from November 5 to 11, 2021.
Awarding ceremonies will be held on November 12, 8 p.m. The Best Film, Best Direction, and Best Cinematography winners will receive cash prizes and plaques of recognition. The festival will also hand out a People’s Choice award.
Kase Lens PH will award a four-lens kit worth 12,000 pesos, including a travel case bag, 7.5mm fisheye lens, 16mm wide-angle lens, 25mm macro lens, 65mm telephoto lens, two clip mounts, and cleaning cloth, as a special prize. Three pieces Selens Redhead lights with light stand kit also await the winners.
Prior to the competition, 3SF organizers conducted a Creative Visioning Workshop last September 30, with speakers Espino and award-winning filmmaker Arvin Belarmino who gave the Philippines its historic first Best Film win at Interfilm Berlin and whose Life’s Pedal was named the top Asian Film of 2020, Belarmino’s collaborator in “The Gathering” film shortlisted in Moscow’s Mobile Filmmaker’s International Fest, and actor-filmmaker Mina Cruz.
The 3SF festival jury is made up of Belarmino, Cua, screenwriter Emmanuel Dela Cruz, and film producer Peter Mackie.
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