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Reported by Celso De Guzman Caparas
Manila, Philippines - Basurero, written and directed by Eileen Cabiling, will compete at the 25th Los Angeles Shorts International Film Festival, U.S.A..
Cabiling was ecstatic sharing the good news via her Facebook account, "Beyond thrilled to be sharing that Basurero is an Official Selection at the prestigious L.A. Shorts International Film Festival's 25th Anniversary this coming July 2021. LASIFF ranks among the most prestigious and largest short film festivals in the world. It is accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Thank you to LA Shorts Fest Programmers and team for having us at this milestone 25th year. And super congrats to the whole brilliant team of Basurero, and to all our friends, family, colleagues who supported this dream come true."
The 19-minute short film is the story of Bong (played by Jericho Rosales), a local fisherman desperate for cash who opted to dump dead bodies of suspected drug addicts and small time drug pushers into the sea for a higher take home pay compared to his meager daily income as a fisherman. Althea Vega is luce, wife of Bong.
The film premiered and competed at the 24th Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, Oct. 3-12, 2019.
Basurero won the Best International Short Film at the 8th San Luis Potosi International Film Festival in Mexico on Dec. 9, 2020.
It was screened and/or competed in various international film festivals as follows :
• 7th Bakunawa Cinema of he Young, Philippines, May 29-June 12, 2021.
• 13th Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival, Greece, May 29-June 4, 2021.
• 9tjth NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Film Festival, USA, May 15, 2021.
• 4th Nepal International Film Festival, May 6-10, 2021.
• 6th RapidLion-The South African International Film Festival, Johannesburg, South Africa, April 5-10, 2021.
• 50th Tampere Film Festival, Finland, Mar. 4-8, 2020.
• 19th Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival, Ireland, Mar. 3-14, 2021.
• 1st CInema Sala Cares, Philippines, Feb. 6, 2021
• 2nd Anatolian Short Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey, Feb. 3, 2021.
• 18th Festival Internacional Signes da Noite, Lisbon, Portugal, Dec. 27-31, 2020.
• 5th Madrid Film and Human Rights Film Festival, Dec. 4-13, 2020.
• 21st Nuit du Court mètrage Lausanne, Switzerland, Nov. 27, 2020.
• 24th Winterthur International Short Film Festival, Switzerland, Nov. 3-8, 2020.
• 24th Vancouver Asian Film Festival, Canada, Nov. 1-8, 2020.
• 36th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, USA, Oct. 1-31, 2020.
• 43rd Asian American International Film Festival, New York City, USA, Oct. 1-11, 2020.
• 21st San Diego Asian Film Festival, USA, Oct. 23-31, 2020.
• 13th Active Vista International Human Rights Film Festival, Philippines, Sep. 19-27, 2020.
• 6th Minikino Film Week, Bali, Indonesia, Sep. 4-12, 2020.
• 16th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, Aug. 7-16, 2020.
• 34th Fribourg International Film Festival, Switzerland, Mar. 30-Apr. 4, 2020.
• 9th Sun Valley Film Festival, Idaho, USA, March 19, 2020.
Celebrating its Silver Anniversary, LASIFF is the longest-running short film festival in Los Angeles, California, USA. The film programming screens all genres from a wide spectrum of categories with high to low budget films under 50 minutes. From recognizable directors and celebrity actors to students from the finest film schools and high school teenagers- they're all here to celebrate the art (and business) of short-form cinema.
The month-long film festival will culminate on July 31.
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