01 November 2005

chicago filmfest anyone?


nakapasok yung isang short short short shoooooooooooooooooooooort video documentary project ko sa CHICAGO FILIPINO AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL. salamat at kahapon ko lang nalaman. ganda diba. e tila november 3 to 6 na po kaya siya... ayuz.

pero keri lang. :) fame, no fortune. part of the sunday short film program that starts at 1pm. so sa mga nasa chicago, nood kayo. marami ring full-length feature films na galing dito. impressive din ang mga gawa ng fil-ams na full-length. i wish i could watch them sometime. sana mapunta ulit dito, tulad nung dinala yung THE DEBUT ni gene cajayon dati, at kasama din siya. hm sayang sana kinuha ko pala sa kanya ang number ni dante basco hehe. kukunin ko kay dante ang number ni steven spielberg hehe.

anyway, here's what it said about my chorva sa website nila (take note sa maling spelling nila hehe):

SUNDAY 1:00 p.m.
SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Short films, videos, and documentaries

DOCUMENTARY

Spotlighting (U.S.; 2005; 30 minutes)
Dir: Josh Diamond and Justin Lin
Chicago Premiere
Directors Josh Diamond and Justin Lin (director of Better Luck Tomorrow and the upcoming Annapolis) document the real-life adventures of The Sunspots, a Filipino pop group who chased the American Dream, until they ran into the British Invasion. Spotlighting follows the group from their days playing American bases throughout Asia, to a whirlwind tour through the U.S. during the 1950s and '60s, to their recent years as a Vegas lounge act. Funny and inspiring, Spotlighting tells the story of a legend that almost was.

Beyond the Streets (U.S.; 2004; 12 minutes)
Dir: Demetrio P. Paguidad and Randolph B. Maguidad
Exhibted at the 2005 Chicago International film festival, the Museum of Television and Radio's 2005 Television Documentary Festival.
Three young men growing up in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood the challenges and dreams that come with growing up in the city.

Jeep Tip (Philppines; 2005; 2 minutes)
Dir: Libay Linsangan Cantor
Libay Cantor's short documentary explains the intricate "art and skill" of using the unique and colorfol mode of transportation of the Philippines—the Jeepney.



ayuz.

dapat kasi isasali ko ito sa national geographic contest dati na tell me about your asia chuva in two minutes. which i did, pero mas type nila yung mga pa-awa asia effect o pa-profound chorva e fun kaya yang ginawa ko, so luz. kaya may-i-submit na lang sa iba. ayan, nagustuhan ng mga fil-ams sa windy city. winner. :)

yun lang.

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