Basurero goes to Canada for RIFFA 2021


Basurero is happy to announce that it will be having its Saskatchewan Premiere at the Regina International Film Festival & Awards (RIFFA) 2021, on August 10-14, 2021.

The Regina International Film Festival & Awards (RIFFA) Foundation Inc. is a non-profit cultural arts organization. Our five-day International Film Festival supports and highlights Saskatchewan filmmakers, hosts masterclasses, industry talks, and special events to encourage visiting filmmakers and local filmmakers to connect and learn from one another. RIFFA’s robust international program seeks to build community capacity in the cinematic arts to encourage inclusion, human connection, innovation, and self-expression through storytelling. RIFFA strongly encourages stories with a unique point of view and critical perspectives that can create positive social change and empower marginalized communities.

You can get more information about virtual tickets here for about screenings and panel discussions:

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Danny De Lillo interviews Direk Eileen Cabiling for the NFMLA

Basurero is grateful to NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and Danny De Lillo of Stage Five MovieMaker Magazine and FilmLA for the talk with Direk Eileen Cabiling about the making of Basurero.  We are honored for the opportunity to be part of your visionary series.

Host Danny De Lillo sat down with filmmaker Eileen Cabiling to talk about the making of her film Basurero.

NewFilmmakers LA (NFMLA) screens monthly at South Park Center. Each month, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) presents red carpet screenings of documentary, short, and feature films that have been selected from submissions from all over the world, followed by a Q&A with each films director. NFMLA provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects, and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition, and representation.

Catch the full interview with Direk Eileen Cabiling here.

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Basurero will have its first live attendance in the US at the 30th Woods Hold Film Festival on July 30-August 7, 2021

Basurero is proud to have its first LIVE ATTENDANCE at a festival in the United States.  We are honored to be attending the 30th Woods Hole Film Festival in Cape Cod, Massachusetts this coming July 30 to August 7, 2021.


We are grateful to Judy Laster, John Gamache, Hannah Garfield, and the rest of the Woods Hole film fest family for having us this year at this prolific event.  We can’t wait to see all the films from all over the world, as well as meet the amazing audience and filmmakers.


The Woods Hole Film Festival is an eight-day festival of independent films, held each summer on Cape Cod.  Dedicated to presenting the best independent film from emerging filmmakers from around the world.  Screenings and events available both in-person and on the festival’s virtual platform.


Click here to find out more information about how to purchase passes and tickets.


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Basurero is part of the prestigious LA Shorts International Film Festival 2021

We are 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.

The LA Shorts International Film Festival ranks among the most prestigious and largest short film festivals in the world. The festival 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.

​Celebrating 25 years, LA Shorts is the longest-running short film festival in Los Angeles.

LA Shorts alumni directors include Tim Burton, Bryan Singer, Paul Haggis, Shane Black, Jason Reitman, John Woo, Tony Scott, David Lynch, Joe Carnahan, Louis D’Esposito, Terry Gilliam, Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Vin Diesel, Hilary Swank, Demi Moore, Courteney Cox, Jessica Biel, Kirsten Dunst, Luke Wilson, Ralph Macchio, Ricky Gervais and many more.

You can get more information about the festival through its website.

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Basurero is one of Bakunawa 7’s closing films on May 30

Basurero is back home in the Philippines, via Bakunawa 7.  It is one of the closing films at this year’s pioneering Bakunawa Cinema of the Young.

The closing films will start streaming for FREE during these playdates (Philippine time):

► BASURERO (May 30, 2021, SUN, 7 PM)

► NO DOGS ALLOWED (May 27, 2021, THU, 7 PM)


You can get more information about the closing films and the directors’ profiles here. 

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Basurero is screening live today at Athens, Greece


A LIVE-IN -PERSON SCREENING under the STARS in ATHENS, GREECE today, Saturday, May 29.

Basurero is an Official Selection and In-Competition at the Psarokokalo 13th International Short Film Festival,    May 29-June 4, 2021.  We are part of International Program Two on May 29.  You can get more information about the festival here:

Check out the festival trailer here.

The 13th Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival returns with independent cinema from all over the world. A total of one hundred and two selected films from forty-two countries.

The festival’s program examines topics such as hate speech, the multiple discriminations on grounds of gender, religion, poverty, racism and xenophobia, violence against women, climate change, economic migration, sexual harassment. Overall the films are stimuli for the beginning of the discussion and the road to action on issues related to Sustainable Development Goals.

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Watch Direk Eileen Cabiling and Producer Darlene Malimas in Bakunawa 7’s Conversations with Filmmakers

Join Producer Darlene Catly Malimas and Direk Eileen Cabiling – for a conversation about Basurero and on making Social Impact Cinema this Saturday.


For broadcast via Facebook Live on MAY 29 (SAT, 2 PM PHILIPPINE TIME)

Basurero’s trailer for Bakunawa 7.

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Basurero is one of Bakunawa Young Cinema 7’s closing films

BAKUNAWA Young Cinema 7, announces its closing films for the festival:  A realist drama, a riot out-of-this-world comedy, and a mysterious personal film shot during the quarantine period are the closing films of Bakunawa Young Cinema 7th edition. More info about the films, directors, and their scheduled screening dates on Monday, May 17!

director: Eileen Cabiling
(Philippines, 2019)

director: Le Binh Giang
(Vietnam, 2020)

director: Kristian Sendon Cordero
(Philippines, 2020)

Bakunawa Young Cinema is a film camp & film workshop for young filmmakers that culminates into a film festival – mostly of genre films (horror, sci-fi, fantasy, noir, folk, etc). The 7th edition is now held online because of the pandemic.

Get more information about Bakunawa 7 here.

Watch the festival trailer here.

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Basurero is part of the May Monthly Film Festival of the NFMLA and annual InFocus: Asian Cinema program

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) hosts its May Monthly Film Festival and annual InFocus: Asian Cinema Program, spotlighting and celebrating Asian filmmakers and stories from around the world across two shorts programs featuring work by emerging Asian and Asian-American directors representing ten countries in all, as well as the LA premiere of Christina Antonakos-Wallace’s acclaimed feature documentary From Here, which explores the nuanced complexity of immigration experiences amidst rising nationalism. The day’s programming also includes an eclectic collection of “Spring Shorts,” from NFMLA’s ongoing selection. Each screening will take place virtually and will be followed by a live Q&A via Zoom.


Happening on May 15, the day’s programming begins with director Christina Antonakos-Wallace’s first feature-length documentary, From Here, which vividly and empathetically brings us into the worlds of its protagonists, immigrants in Berlin and New York navigating immigration processes, and asks us to reflect on the powerful and often difficult questions around what it means to “belong” in a place.


Next, Shorts Program #1 – Spring Shorts, features a wide-ranging collection of memorable short narratives from NFMLA’s ongoing programming, from a study of the comedy inherent to an awkward social situation to a young man confronting the reality of meeting his birth mother, to an incisive portrait of a Black man confronting his trauma, to the adrenaline-fueled tale of a woman battling the wilderness after escaping an abusive marriage, to the story of a young man navigating his mother’s illness through art, to a man attempting to reconnect with someone important to him after his release from prison.


The afternoon continues with InFocus: Asian Cinema Shorts I, a selection of films from emerging Asian and Asian-American talent in front of and behind the camera that explores stories of family, identity, and shifting contexts, from the tangling of relationships following the end of a life chapter to a conversation between strangers about identity, escalates unexpectedly, to a family reconnecting in a new cultural context after separation, to a father and son navigating a son’s dreams diverging from his father’s vision to a city meeting tackling a prickly topic going off the rails, to a captivating story of a young man’s changing home town and fear of loss, to an intimate intergenerational exploration of the Chinese diaspora, and ultimately, the joyous story of a teacher changing lives of youth in LA though dedication to his love of dance.


The evening concludes with InFocus: Asian Cinema Shorts II, a line-up of films from emerging Asian and Asian-American filmmakers that offers perspectives on challenging and extreme circumstances through the eyes of uniquely positioned protagonists, from that of a nine-year-old girl whose optimism contrasted with the reality of her family’s possible evacuation, to three young girls in the midst of a school lockdown during the SARS outbreak in Beijing, to the early pandemic PPE shortages as experienced by a frontline healthcare worker and father, questions of collective and personal responsibilities toward to authentic representation as considered by a Filipino-American actress to student activists navigating state violence during the Hong Hong anti-extradition movement to the true story of a child soldier forced to make an impossible choice to street dancers performing on public transit in an act of empowerment, to a fisherman caught in the crosshairs of a brutal drug war, and finally, a man fighting his anxiety at his crush’s going away party.


All filmmakers are welcome and encouraged to submit their projects which will be considered for all upcoming NFMLA festivals, regardless of the InFocus programming, which celebrates diversity, inclusion, and region. NFMLA showcases films by filmmakers of all backgrounds throughout the year.



Program #1: InFocus: Asian Cinema Feature – From Here
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Suggested Screening Time
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #2: Shorts #1: Spring Shorts
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM – Suggested Screening Time
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #3: Shorts Program #2 – InFocus: Asian Cinema Shorts I
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Suggested Screening Time
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #4: Shorts Program #3 – InFocus: Asian Cinema Shorts II
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Suggested Screening Time
8:30 PM – 9:30 PM – Audience Q&A


Catch great films and live filmmaker Q&As while building new relationships! Get your tickets here.

Watch the festival trailer here.

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Basurero will screen in Athens, Greece for the 13th Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival

Basurero screens in Athens, Greece this summer.  It is in the official competition at the 13th Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival, this coming June 2-9, 2021.


Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival is run by Kyklos, a nonprofit organization based in Athens whose purpose is to promote actions relating to cinema and public awareness of environmental issues. ‘Kyklos’ in Greek means cycle and the vision of the cycle is the respect for fundamental rights including freedom equal opportunities and cultural diversity.


An annual festival held in Greece since 2007. Providing a showcase for the work of new filmmakers from around the world and promoting the diversity and richness of the short film.


Screenings of short films from Greece and abroad as well as audiovisual events, lectures, masterclasses, exhibitions, and live concerts. The quality of its screenings, lectures, exhibitions has managed to make it a reference point for cinephiles, filmmakers, professionals, and new artists.


The festival aims to travel across borders to develop a spirit of friendship and cooperation with international festivals and filmmakers from all over the world.


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