- Shorts Programs
- 91 mins
Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A
Prepare the balikbayan box full of tissues with these films celebrating histories, heritage, and values through stories on the Philippine diaspora at home and abroad.
In this program
Directed by Nicole Mairose Dizon
After an insecure folk artist seeks out skin whitening cream to cope with everyday life, she must race to reverse its terrifying supernatural side effects.
Directed by Kent Donguines
Kalinga shares the stories of several Filipina caregivers and nannies in Vancouver, bearing witness to their sacrifices as they struggle to reunite with their families.
Directed by Derek Aiello
Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A A young man receives an unexpected package from…
NOTHING BUT EMPTY ROAD
Directed by Cole Bacani
Vanessa hasn’t seen her dad in years until the night of her premiere, and now he only has minutes to make up for lost years.
Directed by Achim Mendoza
A Filipino musician discovers an unauthorized copy of his song from a rival content creator, leading to a multilingual musical duel over social media.
THE HEADHUNTER’S DAUGHTER
Directed by Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan
Leaving her family behind, Lynn traverses the harrowing roads of the Cordilleran highlands to try her luck in the city as a country singer.