(At Cinemalaya 2018, from left to right:
Mark Belardo, Producer Arleen Cuevas,
last year’s winner and BAFTA nominee Jeremy Bolatag)
Arleen and I are delighted to announce this year’s Cinematografica / Tiny Little Doclab winner. Mark Belardo received our microgrant to complete his graduation film “Katahimikan, 2500″ at the University of the Philippines.
According to Mark, Katahimakan, 2500 is an animated film”about people who are forgotten and left behind. Mirroring the woes of the children of Overseas Filipino Workers, as well as anyone who have had to live without a sense of real identity in our tumultuous times.”
The film is set in the future and tells the story of Mia and June, two young girls who embark on a journey from their village to a faraway rocket ship station, to ride up to the stars and rejoin the rest of the human race.
This is the first time we decided to support an animated project. We can’t wait to see the film when it is finished 😉
To find out more about our grant go here.