Finalists
SIGRID ANDREA BERNARDO
"Ang Huling Cha-cha ni Anita"

SYNOPSIS

A 12-year old Anita falls in love with the new woman in town; years later, a girlhood crush blossoms during the Fiesta of Santa Clara in Obando, Bulacan.
Finalists
MES DE GUZMAN
"Ang Kwento ni Mabuti"

SYNOPSIS

Mabuti accidentally finds a stash of money that could bring an end to her family’s financial problems: is the solution that simple or is it loaded with complications?
Finalists
RANDOLPH LONGJAS
"Ang Turkey Man ay Pabo Rin"

SYNOPSIS

A cross-cultural comedy about a Filipino American couple who celebrates life with karaoke music, superstitious in-laws, immigration laws, unexpected pregnancies, brown-outs, Thanksgiving turkey, with some love on the side.
Finalists
RON BRYANT
"Bingoleras"

SYNOPSIS

A surprise-filled comedy about six single women and a priest whose lives intersect when a bingo marathon is launched in their church for the barangay fiesta, turning expectations and relationships upside down and inside out.
Finalists
ATO BAUTISTA
"Mga Alaala ng Tag-Ulan"

SYNOPSIS

A coming-of-age love story about a young man’s first encounter with love, romance, and heartbreak, told in bits and pieces of poetic and melancholic memories that began on one rainy night.
Finalists
MIGUEL ALCAZAREN
"Puti"

SYNOPSIS

A psychological thriller about a counterfeit painter who figures in a freak car accident that renders him color blind; while recuperating, strange things start to happen to him.
Finalists
SARI and KIRI DALENA
"The Guerilla is a Poet"

SYNOPSIS

The tale of an activist’s journey during the turbulent years of Martial Law, until his capture in the mountains and the dark, nine years of imprisonment that followed, leading to his birth as a poet.
Finalists
JANICE PEREZ
"The Muses"

SYNOPSIS

The Muses’ vocalist, Marthe, and her guitarist younger sister, Marie, discover hidden truths about fame, music, family and their own selves on the night of an all-important music competition.