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Philippine Film Festival 2019

The inaugural Philippine Film Festival, jointly presented by the Embassy of the Philippines in Singapore, Film Development Council of the Philippines and the NUS Office of Alumni Relations, brings to you a crop of the best films that captures the Filipino experience, its culture and way of life.

This Film Festival is held in celebration of 50 Years of Singapore-Philippines Friendship and 100 years of Philippine Cinema.
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    Auditorium, Shaw Foundation Alumni House
    13 Nov 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
    7.30pm - 9.40pm
    NUS Alumni Relations
    Mr Ng Shan Jun
    6516 4169

    Event Details

    13 November (Wed) Seven Sundays 128mins | PG13
    Genre: Comedy, Drama | Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina | Producer: Elma S. Medua

    The Bonifacio siblings reunite when they find out their father is diagnosed with cancer. In the process, they have to deal with unresolved issues among themselves before it's too late.
    14 November (Thu) Bakwit Boys 106mins | NC16 
    Genre: Romantic Musical | Director & Writer: Jason Paul Laxamana | Executive Producer: Rex A. Tiri

    A super typhoon ravages the hometown of a family band composed of four brothers, putting a halt to their musical pursuits. They are forced to move from Isabela all the way to Pampanga to stay with their grandfather. While taking refuge in this distant farmland, the Datul brothers, who make songs together as the “Bakwit Boys,” put their musical talents to good use. The eldest brother, Elias (Vance Larena), is the band vocalist together with the youngest, Sonny (Mackie Empuerto), while Joey (Ryle Santiago) plays the guitar and Philip (Nikko Natividad) composes their songs. Not wanting to burden their grandfather, they agree to perform their original song in a town fiesta to earn some cash. Their performance impresses Rose (Devon Seron), a rich city girl who is passionate for music. She offers to help the boys record their songs and have them played on the radio. Individual interests and personal conflicts test the unity of the band, as they struggle to make sense of life’s ironies and tragedies.
    15 November (Fri) Siargao 108mins | PG13
    Genre: Romance | Director & Producer: Paul Soriano

    Siargao is the story of Diego (Jericho Rosales) and Laura (Erich Gonzales), who go to the island for two very different reasons. Diego is coming home after a very public scandal involving his band. Laura is a vlogger, who is coming from a heartbreak and finding herself.
    Screenings start at 7.30pm daily.
    All films in Tagalog with English subtitles.

    Terms & Conditions

    • Food, drinks and flowers are not allowed inside the Auditorium.
    • Flash photography and videography are not allowed.
    • All mobile devices must be on silent mode or switched off.
    • This is a free-seating event. Tickets will be issued at the door on a first come, first served basis.
    • Once the Auditorium is filled, you will be given tickets to the alternative screening rooms.
    • Once the movie starts, admission into the Auditorium will be at the Level 3 entrance.
    • A valid photo ID (student/staff pass not accepted) must be presented to gain entrance into all our non-G/PG rated films.
    • Photography and videography by the NUS Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) may be carried out throughout the event. OAR and its event partners (Embassy of the Philippines in Singapore and Film Development Council of the Philippines) may use some or all of these images in its print publications, digital platforms and marketing channels.

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