Short film against misogyny wins Best Student Short Film in MMFF 2020

Paano Maging Babae, a short film that speaks against the socially-accepted injustice brought by misogyny, was recognized as the Best Student Short Film at the recently concluded 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

Written and directed by Digital Filmmaking student  Gian Arre  from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts,  Paano Maging Babae  seeks to answer the titular question as it follows a mandatory nationwide examination. Its cloying and manipulative misogynistic questions became a turning point for a woman to demonstrate and take a stand against the normalized social issue.

A scene from the student film ‘Paano Maging Babae.’
Other shorts by Benildean students were likewise in the film lineup, to include  AaBaKaDa  by  Tyrone James Luanzon  which tackles the influx of foreigners in our country;  Sala, Salin-Laway  by  Daniella Verzosa  which brings the family and barangay together in one living room due to Miss Universe; and  Sina Alexa, Xander at Ang Universe  by  Vahn Leinard Pascual  which treats viewers to the simple wonders of life via a play of pageantry among siblings.

To complete the roster are  Balik-Bayan  of University of Makati,  Kyokok (Nilingaw)  of Western Mindanao State University,  Lipstick  and  Paraisong Parisukat  of the Philippine High School for Art,  Laruang Baril  of Far Eastern University, and  Garbo  of University of Southeastern Philippines.

Paano Maging Babae  is the opening short attached to full feature film  Fan Girl, which swept multiple MMFF awards. These are Best Picture, Best Actor (Paulo Avelino), Best Actress (Charlie Dizon), Best Director (Antoinette Jadaone), Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, and Best Sound.

MMFF is available worldwide and may be viewed until Thursday, Jan. 7 on the video-on-demand platform Upstream PH through this link:

Topics: Paano Maging Babae , misogyny , Best Student Short Film , 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival , MMFF 2020
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