When we think of independent festivals, we instantly think of Cinemalaya or Cinema One Originals. There are many others, of course, but most focus on screening them in cinemas or smaller venues. No one has thought of tapping the social media power of the Philippines. That is, until Globe created the Globe Independent Film Fest (GIFF).
The GIFF is a different kind of film festival. It maximized the online platform to allow amateur filmmakers share quality films and reach a wider audience online. The best part? It’s free for people to watch it whenever, right on their devices.
For its inaugural run, GIFF accepted over 200 entries for Documentary, Experimental, Animation, Webisode, Narrative, and Music Video. It announced the winners on April 6 at the Palace Pool Club in Bonifacio Global City.
And since it’s all online, you can watch the winners for free below!
1st: Nothing Too Supreme by Felman Jay Jr. Hernandez
2nd: Pelikula Ni Rey by Dino Placino
3rd: Panginabuhi Namo, Sa Kaong Na Giluto by Romel Lozada, Tatiano Molarto, Jori Mae Samillano
1st: Isda by Mark Glenn Doroja
2nd: Penafrancia by Gab Mesina
3rd: Girl Magazine by Anna Meer
1st: Lakas Ng Lahi by Arnold Arre, Emil Flores
2nd: The Well by Juan Alcazaren
3rd: Momo by Avid Liongoren
1st: Dota Dad by Karlo Policarpio
2nd: Bilucao Warriors IV by Gariendo Encarnacion, Jr.
3rd: Hugot Sword by Karlo Policarpio
1st: All Your Algorithms by Alec Figuracion
2nd: TransParent by Adel Clemente
3rd: The Harvest by Brian Patrick Lim
1st: BP Valenzuela – “Building Too” by Christine Joyce Silva
2nd: Nanay Mo – “Absent Mind” by Gio Puyat
3rd: Escuri – “Sepia” by Dominic Bekaert, Quintuin P. Cu-Unjieng
Audience Choice Award
Penafrancia by Gab Mesina
The entries were judged by an esteemed panel of judges, composed of acclaimed director Antoinette Jadaone, TV personality Bianca Gonzalez, film critic Philbert Dy, and commercial director Sid Maderazo.