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03/06/2016: THREE PH FILMS TO BE FEATURED IN THIS YEAR’S EURO ASIA SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL

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03 June 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three Philippine short films will be featured in this year’s Euro Asia Shorts Film Festival to be held on 6-10 June 2016.

Euro Asia Shorts is an annual week-long film festival showcasing short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States. The films will be screened at embassies and cultural centers throughout Washington D.C.

This year’s participating countries are Germany, China, Spain, the Philippines, Japan, France, Italy, Korea, and the United States.

Filipino filmmakers Paolo Dy, Gino Jose, and Jedd Rommel will showcase their works under this year’s theme of “What is Home?” that centers on the feeling of belongingness and how memories of home can be both sources of comfort and pain in varying circumstances.

Below is a brief summary of the three films:

CREATIVE LICENSE
2010, 5 minutes
Director: Paolo Dy

Written, shot and edited all within 24 hours, 'Creative License' is a humorous yet poignant reflection on the experience of living in a foreign land, and how it affects your relationship with the people you left back home. Winner of the 2010 US National 24Hr Filmracing Competition and the Philippines' NCCA Ani Ng Dangal Award.

WAIVERS
2015, 16 minutes
Director: Gino Jose

After a nuclear explosion levels Manila, mining companies hire survivors to mine the ruins for radioactive materials. We follow two of those survivors, Amy and Janis, as they go about their day with humor and positivity despite the fact that the job is practically a death sentence.

THE DREAMWEAVER
2012, 4 minutes
Director: Jedd Rommel

A young T'boli boy is visited in his dreams by Fudalu, the spirit of the abaca hemp, who appears only to the females of the tribe and bestow upon them the exclusive talent and creativity in weaving the tribe's sacred cloth. This dream encounter takes him on a journey that defies his culture and its traditions.

This is the second time that the Philippines will join the film festival which is now on its 11th year. The first four nights of the festival will feature short films from two countries, one Asian and one European, while the 5th and closing night will feature films from all participating countries. More information and the full schedule may be viewed here.

The Philippines’ first two entries, “Creative License” and “Waivers” will be shown on the second night, 07 June, 6:30 pm at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain while Jedd Rommel’s “The Dreamweaver” will be featured during the closing night on 10 June, 7:30 pm at the Embassy of Italy.

Euro Asia Shorts 2016 also includes a dialogue with the audience and panelists from culture and film. Events are free and open to the public, with required reservations at www.EuroAsiaShorts.com. ###