NYFA puts the spotlight on Direk Eileen Cabiling in The 20/20 series

Liz Henlein, Creative Director of Filmmaking and Cinematography at the New York Film Academy (NYFA),  interviewed Direk Eileen Cabiling last January 13, 2021, for NYFA’s The 20/20 Series.  They were joined by NYFA faculty, staff, and students, as well as special guests from all over the globe.

Hinlein created the virtual pop-up event, to allow us to have intimate conversations with creative visionaries, and talk about their craft and artistry.

NYFA thanked Direk Eileen for discussing Basurero with their global community, and for sharing what it means to be an activist filmmaker.

Read the full article here.

Basurero will be screening at the Anatolian Short Film Festival 2021 on February 3

Basurero’s next stop is in Istanbul, Turkey, for the Anatolian Short Film Festival 2021.

The Anatolian Short Film Festival is an online-monthly international short film festival. The mission of the festival is to offer international short film directors the chance to showcase their films.  It also aims to create a short film viewing platform, and this year, it is held via online screenings.

We are thrilled to be part of this eclectic festival featuring shorts showcased from all over the world.  The screening will be held all day on February 3rd– free and available online. 

Basurero is part of Cinema Sala Cares’ Typhoon Relief Screening & Fundraiser

Cinema Sala Shorts are back, and we are happy that Basurero will be screening alongside four other amazing short films from the Philippines.  This amazing short film block is curated by Marie Jamora for our Typhoon Relief Fundraiser, in partnership with World Vision Philippines this month.   It aims to assist the people deeply affected by the destructive typhoons that have hit our homeland in recent times.

Darlene Catly Malimas, one of our Producers, and Direk Eileen Cabiling will be present for a Q&A with the other filmmakers during the event.

“MEMORIES OF THE ISLANDS”

featuring:

Joanne Vasquez Arong’s “To Calm The Pig Inside”

Eileen Cabiling and Darlene Malimas’ “Basurero”

Janus Victoria’s “Viva Viva Escolta”

Dean Colin Marcial’s “Reminiscences of the Green Revolution”

Martika Ramirez Escobar’s “Don’t worry, we still hear you.”

SCREENING + FILMMAKER Q&A

February 6 (Saturday)

5 pm PST / 8 pm EST

9 am Manila (February 7)

ALL DONATIONS WILL GO TO WORLD VISION PHILIPPINES’ TYPHOON RELIEF EFFORTS.

Fundraiser link

Cinema Sala Shorts Facebook event page 

***The films will be available for two weeks after the event so we can continue fundraising.

Basurero was an Official Selection at the Festival Internacional Signes da Noite

Basurero was screened in Lisbon, Portugal during the holiday season as an Official Selection at The 18° Festival Internacional Signes da Noite, from December 27-31, 2020. It was made available online.

Since 2003, the International Festival SIGNES DE NUIT has been active in Paris and across the globe.  In recent years, the Festival was able to present about a thousand films from around 70 countries in the principal yearly festivals, as well as with about 140 programs conducted in collaboration with cultural institutions and festivals in up to 38 countries, which includes Algeria, Australia, Chile, Cuba, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Peru, Russia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey, and the United States.

The Festival presents films that reflect new views, original imagery, and a critical approach to the crucial elements of modern and actual human existence. It is a place for cinema that expands its own boundaries, that is astonishing, different, potentially free from the pressure of tradition, ready to give itself over to unpredictable experimentation.

The festival has been transformed into a multinational one, with competition and focus programs in Berlin, Lisbon, Bangkok, Tucuman (Argentina), and Urbino (Italy).

Basurero Wins Best International Short Film at the FICSLP 2020

Basurero bags the Best International Short Film Award at the Festival Internacional de Cine de San Luis Potosi.

This was announced by Alex Kahuam, one of the members of the jury on December 10, 2020.

The FICSLP is a festival that promotes, supports, and assists in improving the talents of local, national, and international creators,  through the exhibitions, projections, cine clubs, festivals, contests, competitions of the festival.  It aims to sustain the growing community of captive creators and spectators, under a dynamic exhibition forum, offering to screen and compete, as well as promote the development of short, medium-length, and feature-length productions.

Basurero was selected for the 5th Madrid Film & Human Rights Festival

Basurero is proud to have been part of the 5th Madrid Film & Human Rights Festival, held December 4-13, 2020.  It was held online this year, due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

With a program of more than 60 films in competition, this 5th edition consists of a Consolidated Jury, the Madrid Film and Human Rights Festival is proposed as a platform to disseminate Human Rights and the Culture of Peace, through cinematographic works, that inspire debate and reflection, that provide tools to observe, analyze and understand complex realities.

The objectives of the Festival are to promote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a declaration proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations in Paris on December 10, 1948, in its Resolution 217 A (III):

Considering also essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations: THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims this UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common ideal for which all peoples and nations should strive, so that both individuals and institutions, Taking constant inspiration from it, promote, through teaching and education, respect for these rights and freedoms, and ensure, through progressive national and international measures, their universal and effective recognition and application, both among the peoples of the Member States. as among those of the territories placed under its jurisdiction. “

Watch Direk Eileen Cabiling’s welcome message here.

View the festival website & trailer here.

Basurero is part of the 9th San Luis Potosi International Film Festival in Mexico

Basurero is honored to have been selected for the 9th San Luis Potosi International Film Festival (International Short Film Contest), to be held in San Luis, Mexico, from December 2 to 9, 2020.

The esteemed members of the Jury for this year’s competition include actress Pricila Lepe (“Malintzin, the story of an enigma”, 2019; “The Dragon, the Return of a Warrior”, 2019), and writer-director Alex Kahuam, (“Red Light”, 2020; “So, you want to be a gangster?”, 2014).

The festival aims to promote cinematography as an art and to create an inclusive dialogue between the general public and film creators. By opening a plural space between Mexico and the world, it also seeks to present new trends in cinematography, while increasing public interest in the Potosi film industry.

For more information, please visit www.ficslp.mx.  You may also email omarvelducea@gmail.com.

Basurero was part of the program for Lausanne Short Film Night

 

Basurero was included in the program of the 23rd Night of the Court of Lausanne, originally scheduled for November 27, 2020, at the Pathe Les Galeries cinema in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Unfortunately, the said event has been canceled, in view of the regulations imposed by the Vaud Council of State as of November 3, 2020, in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

The organizers have unveiled a Solidarity Night instead, collaborating with eight other Swiss film festivals.  Read the official press release here.

Despite this unfortunate development, we look forward to being part of the Night of the Court once again next year.

Jericho Rosales hints at visiting LA in 2021 in this ABS CBN Hollywood feature

“I really want Filipinos to know what they deserve. I want Filipinos to know what other people deserve and that for me is education, having access to basic needs, having access to a home, having access to Internet, nowadays especially di ba? And we have to care about people.”

                                                                                                          – Jericho Rosales

 

Our lead actor, Jericho Rosales, shared his heart and personal views in his interview with Yong Chavez, for ABS-CBN Hollywood.  Echo, as he is fondly called by friends, discussed how he was familiar with the struggles faced by Bong, his character in Basurero.  He intimated his humble beginnings where he took on all kinds of jobs, from being a driver, a service crew, and even working in a fish market, just to be able to provide for his family.  He is grateful for the opportunity that show business has given him and hinted that he might be visiting LA early next year for a project.

 

Read the full article and watch the video here.

Yong Chavez interviews Direk Eileen Cabiling for ABS-CBN Hollywood

Yong Chavez interviewed Direk Eileen Cabiling with ABS-CBN Hollywood.

Basurero is currently streaming in California (online) at the San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) and the Los Angeles Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF).

Watch the full interview here. 

You can also catch it as part of the Cinemalaya Showcase on iWANT-TFC online and at the SDAFF 2020 and LAPFF 2020.