UE CFAD docu vies in Romanian film fest

By Seymour Barros Sanchez

A DOCUMENTARY which focuses on the daily routine of hypebeasts will compete at the 17th Hyperfest International Student Film Festival in Bucharest, Romania from November 2 to 11.

How the Beasts Got Hyped, a film by Elvin Jay Macanlalay, Bryan Marticio and Mars Sanchez, is about people who are “beasts” (obsessed) about the “hype” (in fashion), and their mutual interest for street style fashion, which creates a sense of community among its followers.

Macanlalay, Marticio and Sanchez are recent advertising graduates from the University of the East College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design. The documentary is their final project in the video production class of mentor Richard Legaspi.

The film has been previously selected as part of the Nabunturan Independent Film Exhibition or Nabifilmex at the Nabunturan Municipal Plaza last September and the 30th Gawad CCP Independent Film and Video Festival last August at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Tanghalang Manuel Conde or CCP Dream Theater.

Hyperfest, the official international student film festival of the Hyperion University in Bucharest, is one of the longest running events of its kind in Romania.

The festival aims to promote student films from all over the world and to facilitate networking among them in support of the new generation of filmmakers. Romanian actor and director Geo Saizescu started Hyperfest in November 2001.


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Seymour Barros Sanchez
Seymour Barros Sanchez is an advocacy filmmaker, communication and film professor, freelance writer, and producer for news and current affairs programs. He is a fellow of the 17th Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Workshop (organized by the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication), 21st Iligan National Writers Workshop(organized by the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology) and 9th Palihang Rogelio Sicat (organized by the UP Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas). He is also a graduate of the 14th Ricky Lee scriptwriting workshop for film and the first Brillante Mendoza film workshop.

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