QCINEMA 2017 FINALISTS, SCHEDULE (QCINEMA 2017 Entries): Now on its fifth year, The Quezon City International Film Festival (QCinema) 2017 presents a strong roster of films, including the advanced Philippine premier of “Loving Vincent” as its opening film, and the digital comeback of Mike de Leon’s “Batch 81” to close the festival. QCinema 2017 takes pride in the fact that it is the only local festival that provides production grants for short films where the filmmakers own the rights to their movies. It will take place from October 19 to 28, 2017, in select establishments within Quezon City. Here are the QCinema 2017 finalists, together with the film details and competition sections: Click here for QCinema 2018 Entries. QCinema 2017 Entries: Competition Sections QCinema 2017 Finalists: Circle Competition Balangiga: Howling Wilderness Written by Jerry Gracio, Achinette Villamor Directed by Khavn Dela Cruz Dapol Tan Payawar Na Tayug 1931 (The Ashed and Ghosts of Tayug 1931) Written and directed by Christopher Gozum Dormitoryo Written and directed by Emerson Reyes Kulay Lila Ang Gabi Na Binudburan Pa Ng Mga Bituin Written by Jimmy Flores Directed by Jon Stephan “Jobin” Ballesteros Medusae Written and directed by Pam Miras Neomanila Written and directed by Mikhail Red The Write Moment Written and directed by Dominic Lim The Chanters Written by Andrian Legaspi , Robin Mayo, Ana Puod, and John Bedia Directed by Robin Mayo QCinema 2017 Finalists: QC Shorts Anya Iti Nagan Mo? (What Is Your Name?) Ice Idanan Babylon Written by Gale Osorio Directed by Keith Deligero Gikan sa Ngitngit Nga Kinailadman (From The Dark Depths) Directed by Kiri Dalena Kun Di Man (If Not) Directed by Phyllis Grae Grande Link Written by Jael Mendoza Directed by Mike Esteves Love Bites Written by Aica Riz Ganhinhin Directed by Joseph Papa Pixel Paranoia Directed by Epoy Deyto Si Astri Maka Si Tambulah (Astri and Tambulah) Written by Cenon Palomares Directed by Joseph Vincent “Xeph” Suarez QCinema 2017 Finalists: Rainbow QC – “showcases a broad spectrum of LGBT narratives across the world Beach Rats (USA) Directed by Eliza Hittman Close-Knit (JAPAN) Directed by Naoko Ogigami Fathers (Thailand) Directed by Palatpol Mingpornpichit Mga Gabing Kasinghaba ng Hair Ko (Philippines) Directed by Gerardo Calagui Signature Move (USA) Directed by Jennifer Reeder Tom of Finland (Finland) Directed by Dome Karukoski QCinema 2017 Finalists: Asian Next Wave – “section for up and coming Asian filmmakers with less than three features. Dragonfly Eyes (China) Directed by Bing Xu In Between Seasons (South Korea) Directed by Dong-Eun Lee KFC (Vietnam) Directed by Lê Bình Giang Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (Indonesia) Directed by Mouly Surya Pop Aye (Singapore / Thailand) Directed by Kirsten Tan Snow Woman (Japan) Directed by Kiki Sugino QCinema 2017 Entries: Non-Competition Sections QCinema 2017 Entries: Digitally Remastered Series High School Scandal Directed by Gil Portes All About My Mother (Spain / France) Directed by Pedro Almodóvar Blow-Up (UK/Italy/USA) Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni The Graduate (USA) Directed by Mike Nichols Karma (Philippines) Directed by Danny Zialcita Talong Taóng Walang Diyos (Philippines) Directed by Mario O’Hara QCinema 2017 Entries: Screen International – “critically acclaimed movies from across the Globe. BPM (Beats Per Minute) (France) Directed by Robin Campillo The Killing of a Sacred Deer (UK/Ireland) Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos Loveless (Russia) Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev The Square (Sweden) Directed by Ruben Östlund QCinema 2017 Entries: Before Midnight – “an unrated section composed of controversial titles meant to shock and stir cinemphiles” 68 Kill (USA) Directed by Trent Haaga A Prayer Before Dawn (France/UK) Directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (France) Directed by Eva Husson Revenge (France) Directed by Coralie Fargeat QCinema 2017 Entries: Special Screenings Diamond Island Directed by Davy Chou Fading Paradise Directed by Aurel Ayson Out and Run Directed by Leo Chiang and Johnny Symons Qcinema’s collection of films created by different regional directors will also be screened in “Cinema Rehiyon”. The lineup is not yet announced as of writing, so please come back for updates. About QCinema 2017 Since its start in 2013, the QCinema International Film Festival has contributed to the country’s burgeoning film scene with its original feature-length and short movies. It is a one-of-a-kind film festival that appropriates up to Php 1 Million worth of production grants to select filmmakers and allows them to retain ownership of their movie rights. To know more about QCinema 2017, check out the QCinema website and Facebook Page. Click here for the updated QCinema 2017 Schedule.