Cinema One Originals Film Festival 2017 finalists have been revealed and the selected finalists are expected to provide viewers another round of quality films.
As per Cinema One, the finalists selected will be able to “deliver fresh stories with poignant, hilarious and extraordinary accounts that will touch the lives of more diverse audiences.”
The finalists for this year’s Cinema One Originals 2017 were selected by the committee comprising of festival director Ronald Arguelles, Rico Gonzales, Jinky Laurel, Richard Bolisay, Philbert Dy, Oggs Cruz, Kathleen Pador, Sherad Sanchez and Jade Castro.
The festival will be held in November, but the film concepts chosen for the contest were given Php 3 million grant for the production of their movies. Here is the list of the finalists for this year:
Cinema One Originals 2017 Finalists
“Nay” by director Kip Oebanda
“Nervous Translation” by director Shireen Seno
“Throwback Thursday” by director Joseph Teoxon and writer Pertee Brinas
“Changing Partners” by director Dan Villegas
“Historiographika Errata” by director Richard Somes
“Paki” by director Giancarlo Abrahan
“Si Chedeng, Si Apple, Si Louis Vuitton” by directors Fatrick Tabada and Rae Red
Aside from the main films, a separate documentary film category was announced. Among the finalists were: “Horror House” by Phyllis Grande; “Bundok Banahaw” by Dempster Samarista”; and “Architecture of Belief” by Jet Leyco and Camille Aragona.
Some of the notable films of this year, “2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten” and “Baka Bukas” were products of the festival last year.