9 mins

Grandma Loleng

A young woman goes back to her province in the countryside where she gets to once again meet her Grandmother Loleng - a distant relative and a senile parol (Christmas lantern) artisan. Together, they will explore Grandma Loleng’s landscape of memories, only to unearth her innermost secrets and wartime experiences. It is about memory and forgetting, both in the context of the personal and of the national consciousness.

In Competition and Exhibitions:

  • 2016 The 27th Singapore International Film Festival (Southeast Asian Short Film Competition)
  • 2017 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival
  • 2017 19th Seoul International Women's Film Festival
  • 2017 Fajr International Film Festival (Films from Asian and Islamic Countries (Exhibition)
  • 2017 33rd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, USA
  • 2017 Anim!Arte - 13th International Student Animation Festival of Brazil
  • 2017 Animac International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia, Spain


  • 2016 The 28th Cultural Center of the Philippines Independent Film and Video Competition (Gawad CCP) - Best Animation Short
  • 2016 Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Film Festival - Breakthrough Film of the Year

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