8th Pandayang Lino Brocka Official Selection

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Quezon Reels
8 minutes, experimental, color, 2015


quezon reelsQuezon Reels is a people’s media based in the province of Quezon.
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Mico Tagulalac
22 minutes, narrative, color, 2016

Scrutinizing the irony of his job as a clown in distinction to his real life, Elmer, a 45 year-old father – whose life is veiled behind another character – struggles as simultaneous obstacles occur along with his daughter’s upcoming graduation day.

filmmaker photoMico B. Tagualac is a 17 year old BFA Digital Cinema student at the Mapua Institute of Technology.

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Jazon Enriquez-Roque
15 minutes, narrative, color, 2016

The story begins with Minda narrating the struggles and uncertainty of having a daughter, Regine, who works as a domestic helper in Hong Kong. Due to poverty, her daughter was forced to work abroad.

The family primarily talks via a tablet application that provides video chat and voice call services to its users. Through it, the family shares their stories and basically everything that is happening with their lives.

As months progressed, Regine was unable to contact and talk her family in the Philippines, causing Minda to worry about her daughter. As the story unfolds, Minda figured out what happened to Regine and that probably she is not coming back home.

jazon roqueJazon Enriquez-Roque is currently working as a writer for ABS-CBN. He took up his Journalism degree at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. During his college days, he served to various youth organizations that opened his mind to different social issues that country is facing.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”326″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]BAGONG SILANG
Jayneca Reyes
25 minutes, documentary, color, 2016

This documentary envisions an artistic presentation of the collective experience of community settlers of Bagong Silang in 1980s. The relocatees narrated their battle to fight a power in a state of powerlessness in a place they labeled as “kubeta village”.

jayneca reyesJayneca Reyes started her interest in filmmaking when she went to training at the MowelFund Film Institute. After graduating, she worked as a production coordinator in a documentary film production and continued to produce and direct short films. She is particularly interested in making documentaries. She is currently working as a human rights activist while pursuing a masteral degree in Media Studies in Film at the University of the Philippines – Diliman.

She also contributed to documentary films Bangsamoro: The Quest for Peace (documentary) and Tawi-Tawi (documentary).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column][ultimate_spacer height=”50″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”325″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]BUKNE
Emmanuel Bernardino
20 minutes, narrative, color, 2016

“Bukne” is a story of a deaf boy who lives in the mountainous range far removed from the comforts of urban life. One day, his mother decides to bring Bukne to the nearest school to find hope for her deaf son. Their journey brings them together in a unique way. It is also a story of finding hope in the ordinary and understanding life in a different light.

emmanEmmanuel Bernardino is a passionate Deaf digital artist who dreams of creating films that will put Deaf advocacy in the spotlight. This includes making Deaf accessible music videos, documentary films, and political films. He has created his own ‘Filipino Deaf Channel’ on YouTube which he hopes will be a platform for advocating the uniqueness of the Filipino Deaf culture and language. Emmanuel also hopes that he can showcase the talents and artistry of the Deaf community through his work and inspire to empower other Deaf individuals to do the same.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”323″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]FREEDOM OF EDUCATION
Kilab Multimedia
5 minutes, music video, color, 2015

These are the lines of the song of Lumad school children whose schools and communities are being militarized. This music video depicts their plight and highlights the save our schools campaign.

kilabKilab, the Cebuano word for flash, defines Kilab Multimedia’s thrust to bring right away news stories on the marginalized sectors of Mindanao.

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Vergel Marquez Gabriel
19 minutes, narrative, color, 2016

TIKIN is a story about the economic status and way of living in some of the remote areas in the Philippines amidst globalization, modernization, and dislocation.

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Vergel Marquez Gabriel is currently a student of the College of Arts and Letters in Bulacan State Univeristy under the BA Malikhaing Pagsulat program. He is a proud member of Hiraya Kolektib, an organization of young writers in the university. He also served as the writer and director of a film production he formed to join an established film festival in BulSU, the Sine Bulacan Festival (SiBul VI). His film “Pitik-Bulag” bagged the Best Film and Best in Editing awards while he won as Best Director during the aforementioned festival. It was the first time in the six year run of SiBul that his course won those awards.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”321″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]LOLA LOLENG
Jean Cheryl Tagyamon
9 minutes, animation, color, 2016

A young woman goes back to her province in the countryside where she gets to once again meet her Grandmother Loleng – a distant relative and a senile parol (Christmas lantern) artisan. Together, they will explore Grandma Loleng’s landscape of memories, only to unearth her innermost secrets and wartime experiences. It is about memory and forgetting, both in the context of the personal and of the national consciousness.

Filmmaker Photo - Che TagyamonChe is a 21 year-old aspiring animator and filmmaker. She is a graduate of the UP Film Institute, with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Film.

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King Catoy
9 minutes, music video, color, 2015

“Mindanaw” written by Tunog Bobongan and music written and arranged by veteran Pinoy musician Onie Badiang of Yano and Asin, is a song that talks about the richness of Mindanao and the importance of preserving the land where the Lumad communities are located, because to preserve the land is to preserve not only the lives of the Lumads but our lives as well, as these lands hold the rich mineral and other natural resources that will sustain our livelihood as a people, as a country. Headed by veteran musicians such as Gary Granada, Popong Landero, the Tres Marias composed of Lolita Carbon, Bayang Barrios and Cookie Chua, Maan Chua, Pol Torrente, Brownman Revival and hip-hop artists Blkd and Gloc-9, with the special participation of kudlong players from the Manobo communities from Talaingod and Bukidnon, and the voice and speech of one of the fiercest woman chieftain Bai Bibiyaon Bigkay from the Manobo, Talaingod community; and directed by activist-film maker King Catoy, “Mindanaw” calls on us to pledge our commitment to defend Mindanao as the last frontier, against development aggression and extractive mining.

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Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacañang (CARMMA)
4 minutes, color, 2016


The Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacanang or CARMMA is a campaign network encompassing martial law victims, civil libertarians, peace & freedom advocates and militant groups which have their roots in the anti-Marcos/anti-dictatorship movement of the late 70s and early 80s that resulted in the historic 1986 EDSA People Power Uprising that toppled the dictator and led to the exile of the entire Marcos family.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column][ultimate_spacer height=”50″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”318″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]DEFIANCE
Pinoy Media Center
6 minutes, documentary, color, 2015



PinoyMedia Center is a non-profit media organization. It publishes the alternative newsmagazine Pinoy Weekly and produces socially-relevant documentaries.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”319″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]MILLENNIALS FOR MARTIAL LAW
Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacañang (CARMMA)
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Altermidya – People’s Alternative Media Network
6 minutes, documentary, color, 2016


altermidyaThe AlterMidya Network promotes journalism for the people. Our commitment is to harness the strength of independent, progressive media groups & individuals and work closely together to serve as channel to propagate independent analysis on national and regional issues.

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Mae Urtal Caralde
56 minutes, documentary, color, 2015


Ka Yanan, a member of the revolutionary armed movement, recently died during an encounter with government troops, and is survived by a son and two daughters. In Yanan, the filmmaker shows how the revolutionary’s children, grown into young adulthood, cope with their grief and pay homage to their departed parent. As they ponder their memories of their mother and the cause to which she pledged her life, they find among her possessions poems, letters, and recordings. Kept away for 15 years, the materials reveal aspects of Ka Yanan’s struggles that her children had previously not fully grasped.


MAE URTAL CARALDE is an independent filmmaker and a multimedia arts instructor at the Mapua Institute of Technology. She is a BFA Visual Communication graduate at the UP College of Fine Arts, obtained her MA Media Studies (Film)and currently pursuing her Phd in Media Studies at the UP College of Mass Communication.

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