The (relative) success of Philippine cinema has brought the rise of short films. Film schools, as well as media literacy classes in senior high school, has delivered a continuous and abundant supply of short films. In the past, cineastes either have to wait for annual school screenings, or the film festival limited runs. With the advent of the Internet and the social media, audience from here and abroad can catch Pinoy short films even after their theatre runs.
We listed below five online sites where you can catch some of the best Filipino short films.
By Heinrich Domingo
And when the innocents were killed, the audience erupts in cheers.
It is Cinemalaya’s opening night. I joined hundreds of cinema enthusiasts while enduring the Friday traffic of Manila to watch this year’s opening film. Buybust tells the story of a drug raid in an urban jungle in Tondo. It follows an operation of a team of PDEA, the country’s topmost police agency specifically made to counter the drug trade. In a time when the war on drugs is the President’s main platform, Erik Matti’s choice of narrative is poignant and bold.
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Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin brings to the big screen a myriad of tales mocking the rotting aspects of Philippine cinema. Its imitation is flattering. But as it further immerses itself into the quicksand of clichés, expected endings, and unconvincing editing, it loses its grip on its real purpose. The film ironically ended to be just like the materials it ridiculed and laughed at.