Sofia International Film Festival 2013


Bagong Silang will be screening today in Sofia International Film Festival in Bulgaria along with other amazing shorts from the UK as part of British Council’s Showcase – British Shorts: Weird and Wonderful programme.

For the full programme, please visit this link: Full Programme.

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Update on Tampere Film Festival


Opening Show, Tampere Film Festival.

First off, big congratulations to all the winners of this year’s festival. You can find out about the winning films through this link: WINNERS LIST TFF13

And even bigger congratulations to The Mass of Men (2012), which won the Grand Prix, and also one of the many films supported by the British Council Film Short Support Scheme.

Also, here are some photos from the festival:


Welcome to Tampere, Finland!


Much of the festival’s screenings were located on this site and also very close to the Guest Info. It’s very easy to get around the many other locations of the events and screenings, within walking distance of each other.


There was a long queue during the first day to get accreditation badge and tickets to screenings.


Amazing lounge, great place to watch films!

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Last day in Tampere.


Second day showing of Bagong Silang. Apparently, the cinema was almost full for this screening.

Tampere Film Festival was just bustling with lots of energy. Saw great films and met inspiring filmmakers from all over the world. It was such a great honour for us to be part of the festival and we are very thankful for the opportunity for letting us share Bagong Silang to a wider audience. And equally thankful to British Council Film Travel Grant for letting us get closer and present the story of Bagong Silang to the festival audience.

Congratulations to the organisers and everyone who participated in this year’s festival!

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Tampere Film Festival 2013

Hello, this is Giselle, producer of Bagong Silang!

Tomorrow starts this year’s Tampere Film Festival. With the help from British Council Travel Grant Fund (More info here:, I will be attending TFF 2013 and hope to see you there! There are wonderful and inspiring films and animations and I’m so excited to be part of this year’s festival.  Loads of masterclasses and seminars during the next 5 days, and hopefully, I will be able to write updates on Bagong Silang’s twitter, which you can follow by clicking the Twitter widget on the right hand side.

Great twitter accounts you should also follow:
@TampereFilmFest | @BC_Films | @BFI



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Tampere Film Festival 2013

Bagong Silang has been selected to be part of the International Competition for this year’s Tampere Film Festival in Finland!

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While this link explains more about the screenings on the said category:


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London Short Film Festival 2013


LSSF 2013 has just finished this year’s run and we are very proud to have been part of the acclaimed short film festival! Bagong Silang was part of the New Shorts No.22: A Window on the World strand and we are very thankful to everyone who came and watched.

For more information on the event please follow this link:



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Bagong Silang Oct-Nov Updates

Some of the recent updates for Bagong Silang:

  • Official Selection for St John’s International Women’s Film Festival 2012. The festival happened in October 16-21 of this year in Canada. (


  • Official Selection for Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival in Brazil, which is currently still on-going (Nov 1-8, 2012) As part of its programming, Bagong Silang is going to be screened on Nov 3 as part of its International Competition 1 strand. For more information please visit the festival website:


  • Another great film festival to be part of…! London Lift-Off Film Festival and we will be showing along Shooting Freetown one of the nominated documentaries for this year’s One World Media Awards and Walking Tall , one of the lovely films we were up against in the last Rushes Short Fest! Bagong Silang will be screened on 28th November, Wednesday 3.30-5.30pm at the Tricycle Cinema/ Soho Curzon.




  • And Lastly, British Council Film has included Bagong Silang in its Shorts Support Scheme. You can find more information about the said scheme through this link:


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Less than a week to go… Encounter’s SFF 2012!

Encounter’s Short Film Festival will begin on 18th September and here are some of the documentaries on offer. Follow the link to watch the trailers:


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