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UFC Reel Life short film competition names finalists

UFC’s first-ever Reel Life: Nagsasama-samang Sarap Short Film Competition has officially selected thirty (30) finalists from the vast field of submitted entries. 


Launched as part of UFC’s 50th anniversary celebration, the competition seeks to provide a platform for gifted Filipinoartists to showcase their filmmaking potentials and tell their stories. 


The Filipino creative spirit was on full display by the entrants for this contest, making it incredibly difficult to narrow down the entries to only 30 finalists.


The finalists are as follows: Almusal by John Renz CahiligAnana by Quentin Tolentino“Ang Pagsibol” by Ramil LanticanAsam-asam” by Michael Angelo Hernandez ValenciaBato-Bato Pik” by Alejandro "Bong" RamosBudjoy” by Marco Paolo CastroByahe Natin” by Rusty Palacio GuarinCancelled” by Crismel GidaCrush” and “New Normal” by Niokz ArcegaGift Box” by John Kenneth PaclibarHow's My Driving?” by Ken LevisteIna'Ko” by Michael John TuclaudKambal” by Yves PublicoMa,” by Dexter De JesusMabote Na Lang” by John Verlin SantosMagpadayon” by Jose Carlo GloriaModule Legends: Papa Sir” by Renel Ian Gacayanand Modules (Info Sheet)” by Marienel Calma.


Completing the list are: Panahon” by Lawrence LagdameoPasko sa Pandemya” by Armilane JarinPrank” by James Edward GollaProject Blessy” by Norman Mark BoquirenReges (The River)” by Jamal BauloRico” by Ronald John Mendenilla-TeodosioSpaghetti ni Mamu” by Raymark EstaelStick” by FJ CancinoTatalon” by Don Ralph DiazUli” by Lexter Taganas, and Unexpected” by Ron Garcia.


In partnership with CinemaBravo and Mobile Filmmakers Philippines, all entries incorporated one of the following UFC products as an organic part of the narrative: UFC Tamis Anghang Banana Catsup, UFC Sweet Chili Sauce, UFC Tomato Sauce, UFC Gravy, UFC Hot and Spicy Banana Catsup, UFC Hot Sauce, UFC Spaghetti Sauce, UFC Ready Recipes, and UFC Fresh Selections. The entries came in a variety of genres and mediums, proving yet again that there is an enormous reserve of local talents out there waiting to be tapped


The 30 listed finalists have automatically won a gift pack fromUFC. All are eligible to win the following prizes: 1st Prize (P100,000); 2nd Prize (P50,000); 3rd Prize (P20,000); Best Actor (P5,000); Best Actress (P5,000); Best Cinematography (P5,000); Best Screenplay (P5,000); Best Editing (P5,000); Best Director (P15,000); and People’s Choice Award (P15,000). 


Members of the public are encouraged to vote for the People’s Choice Award by watching their favorite short filmonline on YouTube.


A panel of judges will choose winners from the finalists through a deliberation. Results will be announced on December 14.

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