Shorts Program 3

Shorts Program 3

Program Details:

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband
Screening Section: Narrative Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Shorts Program
Runtime: 98:26 mins

Program Includes:

A guy makes a bad first impression when he meets his girlfriend’s family as they gather at her grandfather’s death bed.



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Nina is a young, introspective girl, who is blossoming to understand the world and mold her own perceptions. Her neighbor Regina, is a middle-aged woman who is crass and even sometimes vulnerable.

During a babysitting session, Regina takes the opportunity to explain to Nina the world of intimacy and love. From Regina’s twisted allegory, we begin to understand everyone's life is a compilation of questionable decisions and everlasting memories. But through Nina’s muted observation, we see there is more depth and secrets that she holds within herself.



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Jonathas has been adopted but then returned due to his 'different' way. Inspired by true events.

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Jonny teaches Tommy how to drive, and a secret is revealed.

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Patricia goes to Wyatt’s house for dinner. They eat soggy spaghetti and she gets too drunk. She asks him for a personal favor, he deals her a personal blow. Her dad comes over later in the night.



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On July 7, 2009, Michael Jackson’s funeral captures the attention of an entire nation when it broadcasts throughout The Philippines. That same day, Boy Manatad buys a "son" who can drink and smoke to impress his hyper-masculine father, Rodrigo. However, when Rodrigo and his friends take to the child as one their own, Boy is forced to come to terms with his own insecurities...and Michael Jackson.



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Alice is together with Johannes but she doesn't have enough space to be herself. On a night out with friends, she steals a strap-on and challenges her boyfriend's thoughts about girls.

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A teenage girl in an evangelical church youth group must deal with the fallout when her trust is publicly betrayed.

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