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'Technophilia' Screens at the 5th Titus Brandsma Indie Short Film Festival

Posted 8/19/2009

I'm inviting you to the 5th Titus Brandsma Indie Short Film Festival on Aug. 22, 2009. My previous films "Karsel" and "Aninag" also screened on the past installments of the festival. This time, "Technophilia" is screening.

Free film screenings for everyone! Screenings are from 1:00 to 8:00 PM at the Titus Brandsma Center, 24 Acacia St., New Manila, Quezon City. In celebration of this event, the Titus Brandsma Media Center will also pay tribute to artist-writer Pablo Gomez.

From Titus Brandsma Media Center:

On August 22, 2009, the 5th Titus Brandsma Indie Short Film Festival will celebrate and showcase the talents of Filipino filmmakers and a special tribute dedicated to one of Philippine’s pride in popular literary world.

The pelikula@TitusBrandsma recognizes the contributions made by the seasoned, well-respected and acclaimed, and yet humble “komiks,” Radio, TV and film writer -- Pablo Salonga Gomez. Mang Pablo as he is fondly called has a writing career that spanned for more than six decades now. He started his writing career when he was still in high school to supplement his allowance as the family cannot cope with the demands of school at that time.

His break came in the 1950’s when he started writing stories and screenplays for big studios like Sampaguita, Premiere, LVN, Lea, FPJ Production, Tagalog Ilang- Ilang, Emperor Films, Champion Pictures, Maharlika Pictures and the like. Some of his memorable stories that have been made into films are: "Hilda," "Eva Fonda," "Kampanerang Kuba," "Alupihang Dagat," "Hindi pa Tapos ang Laban," "Komiks," "Kurdapya," "Susanang Daldal," "Apat na Taga," "Pasan Ko ang Daigdig," "Kampana sa Sta. Quiteria," "Ang Pagbabalik ng Lawin," "Hindi ka na Sisikatan ng Araw," "Mga Anghel na Walang Langit," "Magdusa Ka," "Hiram na Mukha," "Mahal Saan Ka Nanggaling Kagabi?," "Mahal Ginagabi Ka Na Naman," "Kahit Konting Pagtingin," "Probinsyano," and many more.

As a tribute, Gomez's "Magdusa Ka" (1986) will be screened.

Synopsis: Dina was the daughter of Dindo and his former maid Nida. Aware of this fact the girl constantly dreamt that one day she would be recognized by his father and would enjoy all the comforts of his moneyed lifestyle. The day finally came when she moved into the mansion amidst much objection from her irate mother. It was a life to which she found difficulty in adjusting but being young and beautiful, she was easily accepted by her new friends. The problem was, she was left pregnant by her former boyfriend from the slums. Turned away by her paternal grandmother from her new home, she was left to fend for herself since her mother also refused to take her back.

It will also feature the following films by new filmmakers:

"5 Minutes" (14 minutes & 38 seconds) a film by Mark Shandii Bacolod
"Ang Bakasyon ni Can-Can" (19 minutes & 50 seconds) a film by Jerome Zamora
"Bamboo Lake" (20 minutes) a film by Donnie Sacueza
"Batang Pinangga" (17 minutes) a film by Michael Condes
"Musa" (The Muse) (20 minutes & 14 seconds) a film by Dexter Cayanes
"Pogi" (17 minutes) a film by Eros Arbilon;
"Surreal Random MMS Texts Para Ed Ina, Agui, Tan Kaamong Ya Makakailiw Ed Sika: Gurgurlis Ed Banua" (15 minutes) a film by Christopher Gozum
"Technophilia" (6 minutes & 37 seconds) a film by Rianne Hill Soriano

The annual Titus Brandsma Indie Short Film Festival is from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. to be held at the Titus Brandsma Center, 24 Acacia St., New Manila, Quezon City.

The event will be participated in by professional and emerging filmmakers from different groups, communities and schools.

The aim of the Pinoy Indies filmfest is to offer the budding filmmakers a venue to showcase their work and the same time to promote arts and culture to the common tao as it is often perceived as “elitist.” However, the filmfest is not limited to amateur filmmakers – this is open to all.


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