Fat You, a short film by third year college students at Far Eastern University (FEU), won first prize in the 19-21 age group (Further/Higher education) category of the inaugural Manila Student Film Festival held on Jan. 16 at the International School Manila Fine Arts Theater.
Written and directed by Ronnel “Thirdy” Rivera III, the winning short film is about a fat girl who is afraid to show up in their class reunion after being bullied by her former classmates because of her physical appearance.
In his acceptance speech, Rivera thanked the organizers for initiating the event. “It lets us express ourselves through films.” The winning filmmaker also reiterated his film’s message. “Our film’Fat You is for all the fat people not only in the Philippines but all over the world. Let’s fight fat-phobia,” he stressed.