You are here
Home > Film/Art > Short Films

Our ‘Bernardo Carpio’ Short Film Project Takes a Step Forward

This project is a jumpstart to that same endeavor that began almost a decade ago, which had to be shelved due to documentary issues in processing and releasing the second tranche of the budget from the funding agency. We knew that there will always be a right time for this, and after proposing to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in the last quarter of 2019, we received the good news by February 2020 that we got

‘The Red Balloon’ Short Film Critique: Relationship and Poetry Through a Child’s Gaze

A short essay for my Film Theory and Criticism Class The 1956 French short film classic “The Red Balloon” (Le ballon rouge) features a tender drama with a fine touch of flight of fancy. Its subdued setting features a lot of grays, suggesting the depressing quality of the film’s mood and tone, which is then contrasted with the blazing red balloon in mid air.  This post-war motion-picture classic written and directed by Albert Lamorisse features a seemingly cynical world that turns magical

‘Hedgehog in the Fog’ Short Film Critique: The Phantasm of Venturing Into the Unknown

A short essay for my Film Theory and Criticism Class The 1975 short animated film “Hedgehog in the Fog” (Yozhik v tumane) by Yuri Norstein offers an amalgam of terror and pleasure using the phantasm of venturing into the unknown. This evocative work of imagination features the journey of a hedgehog one evening to see his bear cub friend. As he travels in the foggy forest, he encounters many scary things that eventually become transformative moments of wonder. This 11-minute Russian

‘Tango’ Short Film Critique: Overlapping Routines as a Collective Ritual

A short essay for my Film Theory and Criticism Class Filmmaker Zbigniew Rybczyński presents his critically acclaimed 1981 Polish short film “Tango” as a rhythmic play set in a stage that gradually progresses. It begins with a vaguely minimalist room where there are three points of entrance and exit: two doors and a window. These points become the gateways of a plethora of characters that initially starts with easily recognizable parts until each one’s repetitive acts create layer after layer of

Bernardo Carpio Short Animated Film Call for Character Design

Sharing this from my fellow artists from Tuldok Animation Studios. This is our short film adaptation of the Bernardo Carpio story. We never thought that jumpstarting this animated short would have this personal impact to us involved in the project, given the entire world is currently at a halt. Suddenly, we realized how the lockdown and this story have something in common... The Bernardo Carpio Film Call for Character Design First, we hope you are coping up well in these trying times. As

Finally, a dedicated program of shorts on the big screen

Fallback Image

A selection of 7 short films by the Katorse Writers Group (Batch 14 workshop participants of Ricky Lee’s scriptwriting workshops) graces Robinson’s Galleria’s Indie Sine with “Katorse Shorts,” a selection of 7 short films in a dedicated program normally given to full-length films only. With themes ranging from the romantic to the absurd to the tragic, the program is meant to bring to the consciousness of Filipino audiences that the short film medium is also a cinematic art form that can

Cinemanila celebrates its 11th year

Fallback Image

The annual Cinemanila International Film Festival celebrated its 11th year last Oct. 15 to 25, 2009 at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. 10 days of films, master classes, seminars, parties, and even reunions for many filmmakers, artists, and cinephiles -- it has considerably become a part of their daily routine throughout the duration of the festival. “Moving Forward with Moving Images.” Young as it is and still facing a number of challenges and tough times, Cinemanila is best known for the good

After my 10-year hiatus on independent filmmaking, wrapping up post for my very first experimental film ‘Isthmus’

My first independent short film in 10 years is an experimental film for grad school. Almost ready for audio post 😀 This is going to be my most personal film to date and it feels great to work on something new (aside from going back to my roots) after working on mostly branded shorts during my indie hiatus. https://www.riannehillsoriano.com/films/isthmus/ #iska #indiefilm #shortfilm #independentfilm #experimentalfilm #gradschool #filmschool

Film Event: 4th Navoteno Film Festival

Congratulations to all the participating schools of the 4th Navoteño Film Festival 2019. This project by the Navotas City Hall Public Information Office (PIO), which celebrates the theme "Navotas History and Culture," started last summer with a two-day filmmaking workshop with students and their teacher-advisers, followed by mentorship for the screenplays and the first cut of the films, and capped off with the awards night on June 22, 2019 at the Navotas Sports Complex. It is my privilege to be part of

My Film ‘Technophilia’ is Film of the Day at Viddsee

How does technology affect your life? Shot December 2008, premiered June 2009... 6 years after premiere and 3 years after last award, Technophilia is still getting around. Check it out as "Film of the Day" for Viddsee, curated by Alem Ang. Shooting Format: 16mm Screening Format: HD Running Time: 7 minutes Acknowledgments: Colorwheel Media Studios, Korean Film Council (KOFIC), Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA), and Korea University (KU), Asian Film Professionals Training Program, Hit Productions You can check out more about the film via its Facebook

Top