Real lives on films, capturing actual life situations in short movies, from the struggles of a “unique” student to a documentary about the seemingly incorrect but commonly used Kapampangan words. With the theme “Elevation of Reality”, the 11th Mise-En-Scene Film Festival tackles true-to-life issues of students in short films.
Mise-En-Scene is an annual event of the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and the Mass Communication Students Association (MCSA). It was conceptualized in 1995. It has been a vehicle to tap the creativity of students.
On its 11th year, MESFF has 8 competing films in 2 categories. Two (2) films qualified in the freestyle category and six (6) in the short film category.
The premiere night at SM Pampanga Cinema 6 on March 1 was graced by the presence of families and friends of the students and organizers and the alumni. On March 2 and 3, students, faculty and employees trooped to the Msgr. Ricardo Serrano Auditorium for the regular screening of the films. The awarding ceremony was held at Robinsons’ Starmills.
LADY MICAH DELOS SANTOS won the BEST PICTURE and BEST DIRECTOR for her short film “SALILUNGAN” which tells the story of an old man who, for the longest time, has been waiting for the love of his life whose name he does not even know. Every day he returns to the very spot where he saw her, hoping against hope that she will come back. Despite the serious theme of the film, the audience was kept in awe until the end. PEPITO DELA CRUZ got the nod of the judges and won the BEST ACTOR for his raw portrayal of the lead role.
The Second Best Picture award went to MARK ANTHONY DECENA for “MULALA”, the story of a young girl who fell in love with a wrong guy. PATRICIA SADAC who played the role of the broken hearted girl won the BEST ACTRESS award.
ANGELA YUSI’s film “EDA BALU” was the 3rd Best Picture. It is about a student who was able to hide her true feelings from her friends which resulted into depression.
EDA BALU was chosen as the Best Entry in the freestyle category while SALILUNGAN was the Best Entry in the short film category.
Complete list of winners follows:
MINOR AWARDS FOR SHORT FILM CATEGORY
- Best Story – MULALA by Mark Anthony Decena
- Best in Production Design – SALIKUT by Alendale Basilio
- Best in Editing – SILIP by Jolina Aquino
- Best Movie Theme Song – SILIP by Jolina Aquino
- Best Musical Score – SALILUNGAN by Lady Micah Delos Santos
- Best Researcher – SALILUNGAN by Lady Micah Delos Santos
- Best Screenplay – GRADUATES by Trixie Gonzales
- Best Cinematography – SALILUNGAN by Lady Micah Delos Santos
- Best Supporting Actor – KING ARA BALAGTAS of IREG by Mico Carlos
- Best Supporting Actress – CHI REYES of EDA BALU by Angela Yusi
- Best Actor – PEPITO DELA CRUZ of SALILUNGAN by Lady Micah Delos Santos
- Best Actress – PATRICIA SADAC of MULALA by Mark Anthony Decena
- Best Short Film Director – Lady Micah Delos Santos of SALILUNGAN
MAJOR AWARDS FOR FREESTYLE CATEGORY
- Best Entry for Freestyle – EDA BALU by Angela Yusi
- 2nd Best Entry – NAN’ KANO? By Lady Micah Delos Santos
MAJOR AWARDS FOR SHORT FILM CATEGORY
- Best Entry for Short Film – SALILUNGAN by Lady Micah Delos Santos
- 2nd Best Entry – SILIP by Jolina Aquino
- 3rd Best Entry – IREG by Mico Carlos
- Viewers’ Choice Award – SALILUNGAN by Lady Micah Delos Santos
- Box Office Award – SALILUNGAN by Lady Micah Delos Santos
- 3rd Best Picture – EDA BALU by Angela Yusi
- 2nd Best Picture – MULALA by Mark Anthony Decena
- Best Picture – SALILUNGAN by Lady Micah Delos Santos
- Brillante Mendoza Award – SALILUNGAN by Lady Micah Delos Santos
- Best Dressed – SHARA DANE DANAN
- Face of the Night – ALYSSA JEAN NAVARRO
- Male Star of the Night – MARK LORENZ LISING
- Female Star of the Night – SHARINA REGALA
with reports and photos from Jolina K. Aquino, Kissy A. Cortez and Josephine An Faye G. Coronel