Prinsesa in schools! We are honored to be selected for Canada’s anti-homophobia education program: “Out in Schools.”
All across the province, select LGBT films will be shown to engage students in conversations around homophobia, transphobia, bullying, race, and gender. Two screenings yesterday! (Photo)
This means a lot to us. Thank you!
For more information, please visit www.OutInSchools.com
In June 2014, Voice of America radio program featured two interviews about Prinsesa:
Interview with Director DREW STEPHENS:
Excerpted from the original broadcast June 19, 2014 at
Interview with co-writers CONRAD PANGANIBAN and EMMANUEL ROMERO:
Excerpted from the original broadcast on June 11, 2014
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San Francisco, CA – The short film “Prinsesa,” inspired by a traditional dance of the Philippines and created entirely by volunteers, has been selected for Frameline 38, the world’s oldest and largest LGBT film event. The screening will take place at the Victoria Theater in San Francisco at 11am on Sunday June 22.
“Prinsesa” is a short film about Rey (Patrick Silvestre), a Filipino-American father who recalls the traditional Philippine folk tale “Singkil” to his children, hoping to calm them after a small earthquake. But his young boy, Jojo (Lucas Javier), seems to identify more with the princess in the myth rather than the prince. This creates an awkward conflict for Rey, who is now having his own masculinity and parenting skills questioned by his pals.
The film was independently produced and crowdfunded by community donors. The film crew are all volunteers … Read More »
FESTIVAL FAVORITE – Cinema Diverse; Palm Springs LGBT Film Festival [www.cinemadiverse.org]
CASTELL AWARD – Barcelona International Film Festival and Awards – [www.BarcelonaFilmFestival.com]
SILVER PALM AWARD – Mexico International Film Festival and Awards [www.mexicofilmfestival.com/2014-winners]
Showcase Awards (San Francisco)
22nd Scary Cow Short Film Showcase at the Castro Theatre. Awards included:
Member’s Award for “BEST FILM” (filmmaker members of Scary Cow voted “Prinsesa” as one of the best films of the showcase)
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