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We’re (finally) getting a free online screening of LGBTQ+ short films from Mindanao


Photo credit: Cinematheque Centre Davao

In celebration of Pride month, Pasalidahay, co-hosted with Cinematheque Centre Davao, will be having its first ever online screening and talkback event “Mindanao Pride” featuring the award-winning LGBTQ+ short films from Mindanao.

These short films will be screened this Friday, June 26, 2020, at 7:30 PM on Pasalidahay’s and Cinematheque Centre Davao’s Facebook page, followed by a talkback session with the filmmakers.

So take a break first from commercial movies and stream these award-winning LGBTQ+ short films from Mindanao instead. You definitely don’t want to miss this, cinephiles!

Below are the lineup of films for this Friday’s “Mindanao Pride” online film screening:

Aedrian Araojo’s EL PUNDIDO LUZ DE CASA (The Extinguished Light of Home), 2012

Awards and Recognitions:

Best Screenplay, Best Sound, Jury Citation for Best Film

Mindanao Film Festival 2012

Official Selection

Cinema Rehiyon 5

Indie Bravo - Fully Booked Film Festival 2014

Ryanne Murcia’s ENTRE MEDIO DEL FIN (In the Middle of an End), 2016


Best Screenplay & Best Film, Mindanao Film Festival 2016

Gawad Urian, Nominee

Facine International Film Festival (USA)

Filipino Film Festival : Asia Society Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Cinema Rehiyon National Film Festival

Hidden Cinema : Philippine Cinema Centenary

Xeph Suarez’s SI ASTRI MAKA SI TAMBULAH (Astri and Tambulah), 2017

Awards and Recognitions:

Special Jury Prize and Best Director (Short Film), Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2018

Best Short Film, QCinema International Film Festival 2018

Best Film, Mindanao Film Festival 2017

Special Jury Citation, Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival 2017

Nominee (Best Short), Gawad Urian Awards 2018

Nominee (Best Short), FAMAS Awards 2018

Nominee (International Short), Tampere International Short Film Festival (Finland)

Ram Botero’s PAMALUGU (In Limbo), 2019

Awards and Recognitions:

Special Jury Citation, Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival

Nominee (Best Short), Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival 2019

Best LGBT Film, Festival de Cine Paz Mindanao 2019 (Zamboanga City)

Official Selection, Cinema Rehiyon National Festival 2020

Pasalidahay is a community of artists, filmmakers, and organizers, who recognize the importance of film as a platform for expression and change, who value the diversity of audiences and the need to develop an awareness, appreciation, and understanding of art and culture.

For years, Pasalidahay has been conducting several film screenings and workshops particularly in schools, cafès and communities around the Philippines.

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