15 films competing in Cinema One Originals Filmfest 2013

 
Five films in the Cinema One Plus (P2 million budget) category, and ten films in the Cinema One Currents (P1 million budget) category are competing in the much-awaited Cinema One Originals Film Festival 2013.

This year's festival will run from November 11 to 19 in Glorietta, Trinoma, and Robinson's Galleria cinemas. The festival will also hold two campus tours and a showing of a digitally restored version of Eddie Romero's 1970s award-winning film "Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon?"
 
CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS is an independent digital film festival annually produced by Cinema One, one of the alternative and cable channels of ABS-CBN, the largest network in the Philippines, with Mr. Ronald Arguelles as Channel Head.  
 
Here are the films for the Cinema One Plus category:
 
"Alamat ni China Doll" by Adolfo Alix Jr
 
 
27-year-old Hellen, who lives with her grandmother in an island in the South, is intent on graduating from high school and starting a new life. Her plans are derailed when she comes across a published article detailing the "truth about China Doll."  
 
The film stars Angelica Panganiban, Cesar Montano, Anita Linda, and Phillip Salvador.

"Blue Bustamante" by Miko Livelo
 
 
"Blue Bustamante" was inspired by Livelo's fondness of '90s Pinoy comedies and Japanese anime. The film, shot in Japan, narrates the story of a jobless Overseas Filipino Worker who agrees to double for Blue Force, a superhero character cast in an upcoming Japanese show.

The film stars Jun Sabayton, Joem Bascon, Dimples Romana, and Jhiz Deocareza.
 
"Kabisera" by Borgy Torre
 
 
Borgy Torre's "Kabisera" is an action film tracing a character's transformation from an innocent family man to a ruthless drug dealer. 
 
The film stars Joel Torre, Art Acuna, Bernard Palanca, Meryll Soriano, Bing Pimentel, and Ketchup Eusebio. 
 
"Sitio" by Mes de Guzman
 
 
"Sitio" revolves around upper middle-class siblings who move to the province in search of a simpler life. Little do they know, there are terrors underneath a seemiingly peaceul rural life.  
 
The film stars John Prats, Biboy Ramirez, RK Bagatsing, Ria Garcia, and Anja Aguilar. 
 
"Woman of the Ruins" Keith Sicat
 
 
Science fiction film "Woman of the Ruins" is set in a storm-ravaged island where a person who was assumed dead mysteriously resurfaces.  
 
The film stars Alessandra de Rossi, Art Acuna, Elizabeth Oropesa, and Peque Gallaga. 
 
Here are the entries for the Cinema One Currents:
 
"Angustia" by Kristian Cordero 
 
 
Set in 19th Century Bicolandia, a Spanish friar falls for a woman of indigenous origins. Until paranoia drives the Spanish friar to murder. 
 
"Ang Pagbabalat ng Ahas" by Timmy Harn
 
A lower middle-class family moves in to an upper middle-class village where a mad scientist is keeping a snake-man.  
 
"Islands" by Whammy Alcazaren
 
 
A spacecraft lands through the geographies of the fictional film, ISLANDS and the reality in which it is being filmed as a movie.  
 
"Bukas Na Lang Sapagkat Gabi Na" by Jet Leyco
 
 
A four-part narrative of three related occurrences caused by tragic accident of a Filipino-Spanish priest.  
 
"Iskalawags" by Keith Deligero
 
 
 
An aching tale of friendship, youth, and a journey towards self-discovery in this small-town coming of age story. Intoy, takes us back to show us how those teenage days felt like.  
 
"The Suffocating Eternity of an Imagined Purgatory" (tentative title) by Joseph Laban
 
Kids go missing in an Island in Marinduque, believed to be “kidnapped” by the spirits of the sea.  
 
"A Philippino Story" by Benjamin Garcia
 
A cautionary tale about the dangers of male prostitution.
 
"Shift" by Seige Ledesma 
 
 
When an idealistic, tomboyish, call center slacker is mentored by a pragmatic, gay senior agent, an unconventional relationship blossoms that would challenge their most personal convictions. 
 
The film stars Yeng Constantino and Felix Roco.
 
"Bendor" by Ralston Jover
 
40 days before the annual Good Friday procession of the miraculous 400-year-old Black Nazarene statue at the Quiapo church in Manila, an early morning mass is disrupted when a candle vendor finds a blood-soaked box with a dead fetus inside.  
 
"Riddles of my Homecoming" by Arnel Mardoquio
 
 
The Lumads and Moros of Mindanao have a traditional belief that when a person dies his soul goes back to his homeland.  
 
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