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PANOORIN: Ito na ba ang bagong karaniwan?

May 04, 2020 - 6:46 PM

This short film by Rappler’s Jeff Digma tells the story of the lockdown in Luzon as seen from the eyes of a boy, who watches helplessly as the situation spirals out of control

PUP Sta. Mesa students win MMFF 2019 top prize for short film

Dec 28, 2019 - 6:24 PM

'Pamana ni Lola' tells the story of Alissa, a teenager who is slowly discovering what it means to grow up in their household

Filipino short films honored at Viddsee's 3rd Juree Awards Philippines

Oct 10, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Viddsee Juree Awards is an annual industry pick awards ceremony celebrating the best short films from Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines

ASEAN-Korean Centre announces short film competition

Aug 18, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Calling all budding filmmakers!

Cinemalaya 2018: The 10 short films

Jul 06, 2018 - 6:47 PM

Which of these Cinemalaya 2018 short films will you watch?

Call for entries: Short film contest on Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Jun 14, 2018 - 9:55 AM

All entries must be submitted on or before 30 September

Martial Law film competes at ASEANnale after Active Vista win

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:07 PM

'Retrospektib' focuses on the story of 3 male activists who try to escape the atrocities of the Narkos regime

Timothy Chalamet, Nicole Kidman, and more star in New York Times’ horror shorts

Dec 08, 2017 - 11:52 PM

The year's best actors star in minute-long nightmares produced by NYT magazine

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Youth-oriented films to watch over the long weekend

Aug 06, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The 12 final entries carry out youth issues including child labor youth in conflict with the law out of school youth teenage pregnancy and mental health

WATCH: The sweet love story that's making the internet swoon

Aug 02, 2017 - 9:47 AM

The wordless animated film about the love between two boys is viewed 2 million times a day after it debuted on YouTube

IN A HEARTBEAT. The animated short film has become so popular, people want to see it turned into a full-length film. Screengrab from In a Heartbeat Animated Short Film YouTube

How our personal relationships make life brighter

Jun 17, 2017 - 3:27 PM

Sun Life Financial launches short films that show how true love isn’t about grand gestures – it’s about the real helpful ways we show it

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Producer, directors of 'Nakaw'

May 03, 2017 - 3:02 PM

The Filipino short film Nakaw is set to screen at Cannes 2017 Join us as we talk to directors Arvin Belarmino and Noel Escondo and producer Patsy Ferrer on their journey to Cannes

Photo courtesy of Cut Print Productions

Call for entries: Sorok Short Film Festival

Jul 29, 2016 - 3:00 PM

This year s theme “OFW: Lakbay Puso aims to honor the bravery of our modern day heroes the OFWs

WATCH: Brillante Mendoza’s Father’s Day short film

Jun 19, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Max s Restaurant and Brillante Mendoza produce a heartwarming film just in time for Father s day

SHORT FILM: Deathigner

Jun 06, 2016 - 7:25 AM

Death takes a humorous turn in this Taiwanese animation

SHORT FILM: 32 degrees Celsius fall in love

May 21, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Things get strangely heated up during an armed robbery

Lav Diaz wins short film prize in Germany

May 17, 2016 - 4:26 PM

Lav Diaz wins the Principal Prize at the 62nd International Short Film Festival for his 16 minute film Ang Araw Bago ang Wakas

LAV DIAZ. The filmmaker behind the 8-hour epic 'Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis' wins another prize in Germany for his 16-minute film 'Ang Araw Bago ang Wakas.' File photo by Britta Pedersen/EPA

SHORT FILM: Kat's Diary

Mar 28, 2016 - 6:51 PM

Heartbreak hardly spells the end of the world

SHORT FILM: Roche Limit

Mar 08, 2016 - 1:46 PM

Will these two childhood friends take their friendship to the next level?

SHORT FILM: The Story Of 90 Coins

Feb 29, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Can you put a price on love?

SHORT FILM: Second Chance

Feb 17, 2016 - 1:49 PM

In love sometimes people could become selfish

SHORT FILM: Where's Grandpa Mê?

Feb 08, 2016 - 4:54 PM

How do you explain a loved one s death to a child?


Jan 26, 2016 - 1:14 PM

How does one deal with a new life?

SHORT FILM: Wilds Are Not In The Jungle

Jan 25, 2016 - 11:23 AM

How to live with a crime where you become both witness and victim?


Jan 04, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Two survivors find humor in the dreary aftermath of a nuclear explosion

SHORT FILM: Fervent Wish (Mithi)

Jan 04, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Backpacker meets barrio lass – will there be a happily ever after?


Dec 28, 2015 - 12:40 AM

Things have a way of catching up with you

SHORT FILM: The Jeepney

Dec 16, 2015 - 2:17 PM

There is more to others than meets the eye


Dec 06, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Joshua thinks his kiss made Lili pregnant Now he’s ready for fatherhood

SHORT FILM: Papa Jesus

Dec 05, 2015 - 9:00 PM

A robber meets a boy who changes his life


Nov 22, 2015 - 11:46 PM

How will this couple deal with an unplanned pregnancy?

SHORT FILM: We Need To Break Up

Nov 15, 2015 - 11:46 PM

Niece teaches aunt how to break up with boyfriend

SHORT FILM: #UnsentLetters

Nov 06, 2015 - 9:56 AM

UnsentLetters a newsletter curated by Shakira Sison now has a short film

SHORT FILM: Homecoming

Oct 24, 2015 - 10:43 PM

Set to retire a Hong Kong based domestic helper looks forward to coming back home


Oct 18, 2015 - 3:10 PM

A musical tale about autism Based on a true story

SHORT FILM: Unspoken Bond

Oct 10, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Will a cat make a good substitute for a baby?

[Executive Edge] Viddsee's aim of empowering filmmakers

Oct 06, 2015 - 4:05 PM

Viddsee s plans for the Philippines include helping filmmakers reach more audiences across the world

SHORT FILM: Stray Cats

Sep 27, 2015 - 9:00 PM

A heartbroken man breaks up with a cat and learns a lesson about love


Sep 26, 2015 - 9:00 PM

She’s a backup lover his second choice – but all that has to change


Sep 20, 2015 - 9:43 AM

Her boyfriend hurt her so she hit back where it hurts most – with black magic

SHORT FILM: Hikikomori

Sep 13, 2015 - 9:57 PM

A young man in self exile confronts his ego

SHORT FILM: Secret of the Ring

Sep 12, 2015 - 3:38 PM

What secret is he hiding from her?

SHORT FILM: Sunflowers

Sep 05, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Will this young girl make a career out of beautifying the dead?

SHORT FILM: Last Day of School

Aug 29, 2015 - 9:00 PM

She s a model student and daughter but she hid a secret from her father

SHORT FILM: Hole in the Stomach

Aug 23, 2015 - 9:00 PM

This Israeli film shows the pain of couples struggling with infertility

SHORT FILM: My White Balloon

Aug 22, 2015 - 9:00 PM

The story of mother daughter and the unborn life that comes between them

SHORT FILM: Hide and Seek

Aug 16, 2015 - 3:00 PM

In this film a mom is completely blind to her daughter s game of hide seek

SHORT FILM: The Violin

Aug 15, 2015 - 9:28 PM

The journey of a violin through Singapore s history


Aug 09, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Deadlines can be cruel


Aug 08, 2015 - 3:00 PM

A shy reclusive man overcomes his inherent nature to fight bad guys