QCinema 2021 bares finalists for #QCShorts competition

May 7, 2021
Film Geek Guy - QCinema 2021 - #QCShorts Competition

QCinema has revealed the six shorts chosen that will compete in this year's #QCShorts competition.

The films, selected from the hundreds of entries, spans a range of visionary stories - from nostalgic coming-of-age & topical LGBTQ themes, compelling dramas amidst urban & regional settings, to experimental fiction & wacky mockumentary. 

They are Skylab by Chuck Escasa; Ampangabagat Nin Talakba Ha Likol by Maria Estela Paiso; i get so sad sometimes by Trishtan Perez; MIGHTY ROBO V by Miko Livelo and Mihk Vergara; Henry by Kaj Palanca; and City of Flowers by Xeph Suarez. 

Each will receive a production grant worth PHP 350,000 with ownership of film rights. They are set to premiere in QCinema Film Festival 2021, which is scheduled for the last quarter of the year.

Skylab by Chuck Escasa is about two troubled boys, a satellite falling to the earth, and dark forces threatening the world. 

Ampangabagat Nin Talakba Ha Likol tells the story of Maya who is forced to go home to Zambales and confront a house that terrorizes her as frogs rain outside.

i get so sad sometimes is about a gay teenager eagerly waiting for a mature man to finally reveal his face after developing an anonymous sexual relationship with him online.

MIGHTY ROBO V tells what happens when a documentary crew covering the Philippine Giant Monster Defense Institute's Mighty Robo V program learns that the wrong people were hired for the job.

Henry is about a teenager longing for another life when he visits a mansion's construction site to seek compensation for his older brother's work injury.

City of Flowers is set in 2013, when the City of Zamboanga is celebrating the Feast of the Nativity of Mary, just before the Zamboanga siege.  It tells the story of a pregnant couple trying to survive a drought wreaking havoc on their flower farm and raising enough money for the childbirth.

QCinema Festival Director Ed Lejano says, “It has been a series of pivots in these trying times where festivals all over have been hit hard & struggling to present new works. This year, we are bringing back one of our audience’s favorites, our QCShorts competition, for them to look forward to this year, whether it will be theatrical or streaming. “

For more information about QCinema 2021 and the #QCShorts competition, visit their official website at qcinema.ph.

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