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LIST: Lineup of Films for the International Silent Film Festival Manila

Check out the films you can watch from November 28 to December 2!

Beginning today, November 24, until December 3, the International Silent Film Festival (ISFF) Manila will be screening both live and virtually. The 15th edition of the festival, it will feature nine short silent films produced by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP)’s Mit Out Sound Silent Film Competition. 

Six classic silent films from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, and the United Kingdom will also be shown during the festival. All entries for the film festival will be accompanied by original music scores from local bands and musicians. You may also watch it on the FDCP website. (Read: 3 Classic Silent Films You Should Watch on YouTube)

But what are the films included in this year’s ISFF? Here is the official line up!

November 24

  • Orochi (Serpent)
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Photo from International Silent Film Festival Manila Facebook

Year: 1924

Director: Futagawa Buntaro

Live score by: Munimuni

November 25

  • Carceleras
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Photo from International Silent Film Festival Manila Facebook

Year: 1922

Director: José Buchs

Live score by: Pordalab

  • Pinocchio
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Photo from International Silent Film Festival Manila Facebook

Year: 1911

Director: Giulio Antamaro

Live score by: Vidmar-Tiro-Tiro Trio

November 26

  • Dr. Wise on Influenza 
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Photo from International Silent Film Festival Manila Facebook

Year: 1999

Director: N/A; Commissioned by the British Ministry of Health

Live score by: Joee Mejias

  • Das Wachsfigurenkabinett (The Waxworks)
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Photo from International Silent Film Festival Manila Facebook

Year: 1924

Director: Paul Leni and Leo Birinski

Live score by: La Crema

November 27

  • The Foreman
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Photo from International Silent Film Festival Manila Facebook

Year: 1921

Director: Georges Champavert

Live score by: The Manila Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Orochi (Serpent)
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Photo from International Silent Film Festival Manila Facebook

Year: 1924

Director: Futagawa Buntaro

Live score by: Munimuni

November 28 to 30

All participating films will now be available to watch on the FDCP website.

December 1 to 2

The last two days will be dedicated to the Mit Out Sound Silent Film Competition. These are the nine finalists, as reported by Rappler.

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(Left to right) ‘Ang Tatlong Hambog’, ‘Tianak’, and ‘Ang Pagsuyo sa Paru-Paro ng Gabi’ (Photos from International Silent Film Festival Manila Facebook)
  • Ang Tatlong Hambog:  directed by Sari Katharyn Molintas, scored by Glenn Barit
  • Tianak: directed by EJ Gagui and Marienel Clari, scored by Pau Protacio
  • Alingasngas Ng Mga Kuliglig: directed by Vahn Pascual, scored by Karl Arthur Javier and Nik Rosacay
  • Ang Pagsuyo sa Paru-Paro ng Gabi: directed by Racquel De Guzman Morilla, scored by Dominic Laxamana
  • Dikit: directed by Gabriela Serrano, scored by Paulo Almaden
  • Ha-Ha-Hambog: directed by Kate Torralba, Jopie Sancez, scored by Odoni Pestelos
  • I Need More Than Tofu and Other Vegetables: directed by Hector Barretto Calma, scored by Jude Edgard Balsamo
  • Putol (The Cut): directed by Nikolas Red, scored by Jem Talaroc
  • Pagdadalaga ng Dalagang Bukid: directed by Caloy Soliongco, scored by CK Sabillo
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‘Pagdadalaga ng Dalagang Bukid’ (Photo from International Silent Film Festival Manila Facebook)

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