21 mins

The film tells of Hannah, a Chinese-Filipino girl who discovers that she has a half-brother and meets him for the first time on the last day of her father’s wake.

For Grandmother (Para Kay Ama)

"Para Kay Ama" tells the story of Hannah, a 28-year old Chinese-Filipina, as she deals with the recent passing of her businessman father in a car accident. During the wake, a surprising revelation unfolds as Hannah discovers and meets her half-brother for the first time. As Hannah faces the challenge of dealing with acceptance and forgiveness on the last day of the wake, she experiences a rollercoaster of emotions before finally laying her father to rest.

  • Honorable Mention for Narrative Film at the University of the Philippines, College of Mass Communication Graduation Rites, April 2012
  • CinemaOne Originals Film Festival, Short Film Exhibition, December 2012
  • 14th Ateneo Video Open Film Competition, Best Short Narrative, Best Screenplay, Best Production Design, March 2013
  • 15th International Women's Film Festival, Asian Short Film and Video Competition Finalist, Seoul, South Korea, May 2013
  • 9th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, Short Film Category Finalist, Manila, Philippines, 2013
  • 36th Gawad Urian Awards, Best Short Film Nominee, Manila, Philippines, 2013
  • 2nd London Feminist Film Festival, Short Film Entry Category, London, United Kingdom, November 2013
  • 3rd Manhattan International Film Festival, Short Film Finalist, World Youth Alliance, New York, U.S.A., March 2014

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