Feature Film
Finalists
SIGRID ANDREA BERNARDO
"Ang Huling Cha-cha ni Anita"

SYNOPSIS

A 12-year old Anita falls in love with the new woman in town; years later, a girlhood crush blossoms during the Fiesta of Santa Clara in Obando, Bulacan.

Cast:
Pilar- Angel Aquino
Young Anita- Teri Malvar
Adult Anita- Jay Bordon
Oscar- Marcus Madrigal
Aling Lolita- Lui Manansala
Young Goying- Solomon de Guzman
Young Carmen- Lenlen Frial

Finalists
MES DE GUZMAN
"Ang Kwento ni Mabuti"

SYNOPSIS

Mabuti accidentally finds a stash of money that could bring an end to her family’s financial problems: is the solution that simple or is it loaded with complications?

Cast:
Mabuti- Nora Aunor
Lucia- Mara Lopez
Ompong- Arnold Reyes
Nelia- Sue Prado
Apung Ansing- Ama Quiambao
Apung Guyang- Josephina Estabillo

Finalists
RANDOLPH LONGJAS
"Ang Turkey Man ay Pabo Rin"

SYNOPSIS

A cross-cultural comedy about a Filipino American couple who celebrates life with karaoke music, superstitious in-laws, immigration laws, unexpected pregnancies, brown-outs, Thanksgiving turkey, with some love on the side.

Cast:
Matthew Adams- Travis Kraft
Cookie- Tuesday Vargas
Benjamin a.k.a Junjun- Miko Laurente
JM De Guzman- Dong Bigoy
Julia Clarete- Osang
Cai Cortez- Girlie
JM De Guzman- Dong Bigoy

Finalists
RON BRYANT
"Bingoleras"

SYNOPSIS

A surprise-filled comedy about six single women and a priest whose lives intersect when a bingo marathon is launched in their church for the barangay fiesta, turning expectations and relationships upside down and inside out.

Cast:
Dang- Max Eigenmann
Mimi- Charee Pineda
Jean- Eula Valdez
Rona- Lisa Dino
Bonay- Hazel Orencio
Pinang- Mercedes Cabral
Junjun Quintana- Dodong
Art Acuña- Wally
Lou Veloso- Fr Nievos
Kiko Matos- Chuck

Finalists
ATO BAUTISTA
"Mga Alaala ng Tag-Ulan"

SYNOPSIS

A coming-of-age love story about a young man’s first encounter with love, romance, and heartbreak, told in bits and pieces of poetic and melancholic memories that began on one rainy night.

Cast:
Santi- Akihiro Blanco
Claire- Mocha Uson
Rebecca- Issa Litton
Brian- Mon Confiado

Finalists
MIGUEL ALCAZAREN
"Puti"

SYNOPSIS

A psychological thriller about a counterfeit painter who figures in a freak car accident that renders him color blind; while recuperating, strange things start to happen to him.

Cast:
Amir- Ian Veneracion
Nika- Jasmine Curtis-Smith
Ana- Lauren Young
Jaime- Bryan Pagala
Art dealer- Leo Rialp

Finalists
SARI and KIRI DALENA
"The Guerilla is a Poet"

SYNOPSIS

The tale of an activist’s journey during the turbulent years of Martial Law, until his capture in the mountains and the dark, nine years of imprisonment that followed, leading to his birth as a poet.

Cast:
Joma Sison Young Joma Sison- Karl Medina
Angeli Bayani- Julie de Lima
Channel La Torre- Ka Teresa
Marcus Madrigal- Victor Corpuz
Jes Evardone- General Ver
Willie Nepomuceno- President Marcos

Finalists
JANICE PEREZ
"The Muses"

SYNOPSIS

The Muses’ vocalist, Marthe, and her guitarist younger sister, Marie, discover hidden truths about fame, music, family and their own selves on the night of an all-important music competition.

Cast:
Marthe- Janelle Jamer
Marie- Kitchie Nadal
Mateo- Chicoy Romualdez