The Tampere Film Festival has lined up a retrospective of 20 Filipino shorts, spanning works from 1969 to 2012, along with two full-length features (Mes de Guzman’s “Diablo” and Lawrence Fajardo’s “Amok,”) and Jewel Maranan’s full-length documentary “Tundong Magiliw.”
Four Filipino filmmakers Nick Deocampo, Raymond Red, Anna Isabelle Matutina and Maranan will attend the Tampere fest, which will be held from March 6 to 10.
Among the short films to be screened in Tampere are those of Red (“The Eternity”) and Paolo Villaluna (“Margin”).
Axel Estein curated the Filipino program, dubbed “Focus on the Philippines.”
Four days after Tampere, three Filipino shorts will be shown at the Helsinki Cine Asia Film Festival: Borgy Torre’s “Bonsai,” Joy A. Aquino’s “Nilda” and Rommel Tolentino’s “Niño Bonito.”
The Helsinki fest will be held from March 14 to 17. – Bayani San Diego Jr.