BenildeFilm alumnus wins C1 Originals Best Short Film

CARL Chavez’s Sorry for the Inconvenience bagged the Best Short Film award at the Cinema One Originals 2017 awards night held last November 19 at the Dolphy Theater in Quezon City.

The short film tells the story of Joshua (Ronwaldo Martin), a timid teenager who comes home one night after being beaten up by a bully in school. With revenge on his mind, the teenager decides to take matters into his own hands. When things didn’t go as planned, he is left with no choice but to seek help from his policeman father (Simon Ibarra).

Cherry Malvar and Luis Ruiz provide support in the film which also competed at the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival last August.

Chavez, a graduate of the Digital Film making Program of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, also made it to Cinema One Originals last year with Yes Mami, a short film about a young boy who dreams of getting the role of Mary for their high school theater club’s annual nativity presentation. Not Applicable, his BenildeFilm thesis, previously won third best short film at the 2016 CineFilipino Film Festival.

Sorry for the Inconvenience edged out Big Boy by Jethro Jamon, Bilang by Edsel Uy, Caramel Child by Kim Timan, Diskarte by Agu Crisostomo and Mich Cervantes, Ina N’yo by Mary Evangelista, Mga Paro sa Dulo ng Lupa (Lords at the Edge of the Land) by Paulo dela Paz, Suerte by Carlo Fajarda and Supot by Philip Giordano for the Cinema One Originals prize.

Timan, dela Paz and Fajarda are also BenildeFilm alumni like Chavez while Crisostomo and Cervantes are from the school’s animation program.

Chavez is currently in Indonesia as one of the finalists of the ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator: FLY 2017 program along with fellow Filipino filmmaker Jean Cheryl Dizon Tagyamon and 20 others from Brunei, Cambodia, Korea, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the host country.

The workshop runs until December 3.

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