qcinema 2017 finalists

QCinema 2017 Finalists, Schedule (QCinema 2017 Entries)


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

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Dapol Tan Payawar Na Tayug 1931 (The Ashed and Ghosts of Tayug 1931)
Written and directed by Christopher Gozum

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Written and directed by Emerson Reyes

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Kulay Lila Ang Gabi Na Binudburan Pa Ng Mga Bituin
Written by Jimmy Flores
Directed by Jon Stephan “Jobin” Ballesteros

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Written and directed by Pam Miras

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Written and directed by Mikhail Red

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The Write Moment
Written and directed by Dominic Lim

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The Chanters
Written by Andrian Legaspi , Robin Mayo, Ana Puod, and John Bedia
Directed by Robin Mayo

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QCinema 2017 Finalists: QC Shorts

Anya Iti Nagan Mo? (What Is Your Name?)
Ice Idanan

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

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.


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