Basurero an Official Selection and screening all of October 5th-31st at the New York Shorts International Film Festival.
Celebrating 10 years New York Shorts International Film Festival. Over 300 films will be part the 2021 Official Selection, making New York Shorts the largest short film festival in America on the East Coast. The festival has established a tradition of discovering filmmakers who have gone on to receive industry accolades.
New York Shorts is committed to bring the theatrical experience back to New York City. The festival has established a reputation amplifying underrepresented voices in short-form cinema from around the globe.
Here are some words from Asian Movie Pulse by Adam John Symchuk “Basurero (Dump) follows an impoverished fisherman named Bong. With a large family to support, Bong becomes desperate for money and turns to dumping a body in the water for pay. However, the grim task does little to alleviate his situation, and he begins to fear a fate similar to the “trash” he has been paid to throw away… It succeeds through avoidance of portraying actual acts of violence and instead focuses on how the human rights violations can affect individuals.”
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Basurero will have a special screening and discussion around socio economic effects of climate change at the Buster Film Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark this coming September 29.
What are the Filipino fishermen facing?
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Basurero will be screening on September 9, 7:45 PM, at the Bowtie Theater, during the Richmond International Film Festival 2021 (RIFF 2021). With a Q&A afterward with Direk Eileen Cabiling.
Moreover, we are also proud to announce that Basurero is nominated for the “Best of Festival” award.
The RIFF is one of the largest international competitive film fests in the Mid Atlantic. As an inclusive and spirited festival designed to honor true film artists, the festival provides a collaborative platform between local filmmakers and other filmmakers from around the world. Through its film productions, shot in Virginia each winter, the festival is an exciting collaborative platform for writers, filmmakers, and the arts community as it brings great talent together and helps launch careers.
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Catch Direk Eileen Cabiling on August 28, 8 pm EST (August 29, 8 am, Manila), as she chats with Pinoy animation giants, Ronnie Del Carmen, and Ricky Nierva to talk about animation as a craft, and the process behind producing it.
RICKY NIERVA joined Pixar Animation Studios in May 1997. He began with the animation team as a visual development artist and did additional storyboarding on Toy Story 2. He was the lead character designer for Monster’s Inc. and was awarded an Annie Award as the character art director for the Academy Award® winning feature Finding Nemo and led the production design on Up and Monster’s University. Nierva was born in San Diego.
RONNIE DEL CARMEN is a Filipino animation writer, director, story artist, story supervisor and production designer. He did story work on Oscar winning Ratatouille. He co-directed and was one of the story writers for the 2015 Oscar Winning Best Animated Feature Pixar film Inside Out, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He was the story supervisor on Pixar’s tenth full-length computer-animated film, Up and directed its accompanying short film, Dug’s Special Mission.
EILEEN CABILING has been venturing in the magical World of Animation since 2004. She started as a Production Supervisor for Nickelodeon’s JIMMY NEUTRON, RUGRATS IN PARIS, and WILD THORNBERRY feature film campaigns and eventually became a Staff Writer for Walt Disney’s Emmy-nominated series, MY FRIENDS TIGGER AND POOH. She story developed and was the Show Runner and Co-Creator for a green animated series titled WORLD of ANIA and KIN by COPA STUDIOS for DISCOVERY KIDS. She continues to work as a Story Development Writer and Producer on Animated Children and Young Adult Series for production companies, mini and major studios.