The 2nd Sorok Short Film Festival (SSFF) is calling for filmmakers, students, and other enthusiasts to once again join the film festival that pays attention to important social issues. The 2015 edition has the theme “Tubig ng Buhay.”
The film festival is organized by the Sorok Uni Foundation, which has in its heart the passion for helping the “forgotten neighbors”. This year’s theme, which follows the 2014 theme “Kapwang Gawa – the act of reaching out to other people”, is very consistent with the organization’s aim of raising awareness of the homeless, the sick, and the abandoned.
In the 2014 Awards Night attended by Jae Jung Jang, chairman of the Uni Group of Companies and founder of Uni Sorok Foundation, and Akbayan chairperson Risa Hontiveros, “Limang Taon ni Lola” was proclaimed the winner of the top award, besting 16 other submissions. Produced and directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar of the University of the Philippines, “Lola” is about remembering the elderly. It boasts standout screenplay and cinematography, and features the great Lilia Cuntapay as a grandmother who reunites with a grandchild she hasn’t seen for 5 years.
See all 2014 winners, as well as reviews for all 17 submissions, read the Nood.PH coverage here: Sorok Short Film Festival 2014.
The deadline for submissions for the 2015 edition has been extended to September 30, 2015. The announcement of winners is scheduled on October 24, 2015. For more information on how to join the festival, visit the official SSFF website and Facebook page.
We will update this page for more info, as well as review all participants in this year’s festival.