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This short film about contractualization is the first Filipino short showing on Sundance

This short film about contractualization is the first Filipino short showing on Sundance

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If you need to refuel your Pinoy pride, here’s some news that’ll do the trick. A Filipino film has made it to Sundance Film Festival’s 2021 lineup. 

The 2020 Cinemalaya comedy-satire short “Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss” is the first Filipino short to make it to the highly anticipated international film festival in the short film category. 

Directed by Sonny Calvento and written by Arden Rod Condez, the short tells the story of Vangie, a miserable contractual sales lady on the brink of losing her job. In her desperate attempt to save herself from unemployment, she discovers the ultimate jaw-dropping secret to regularization. 

Though the film is only 15 minutes long, it digs into some heavy social issues like the plight of contractual workers in the Philippines. It stars Angelina Kanapi, Bob Jbeili and Phyllis Grande.

If you want to catch “Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss” at Sundance this year, you don’t need a plane ticket. The festival will be streaming online from Jan. 28 to Feb. 3, 2021. You can view the schedule of activities as well as the full roster of feature films, shorts and shows on Sundance’s official website.

 

 

Header image courtesy of SF Cinema Youtube

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