Programmer: Francis Oggs Cruz has served as member and jury alike at local and international film festivals. He also writes about cinema for various publications.
Programme Description: The goal is to have the audience engage in the memories of others, be thrust in the harshness of reality, observe pain from above, and to escape, knowing fully well that the common denominator of all varied experiences is youth.
The director and his mother recount memories of their old homes and the family’s repetitive experiences of packing (and unpacking), moving, and accumulating things over the years. As they await the possibility of a permanent place to call their own in the future, they try to imagine what their dream house would look like.
Three cash-strapped brothers accept a job in the gold mines of Mt. Diwalwal amidst a life threatening reality.
Two young brothers try to cope with the sudden loss of their father and an overseas worker mother who has to leave again soon after the funeral. Finding difficulty in grasping the situation, they look to the sky for answers and suspect the existence of aliens.
Three friends on the edge of adolescence discover their unique struggles through songs of heartache and loneliness.