PSA: These 12 Student Films From UST's Sine Reel are Now Available Online

by Esquire Philippines for   |  Jan 18, 2023
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Twelve inspiring storiesby students fromthe University of Santo Tomas are competing at Sine Reel, the longest-running student film festival in the country. The 12 entries are now available for viewers around the world to watch on iWantTFC.

iWantTFC is the official media partner of Sine Reel 2022, which features the works of independent film production houses run by the seniors of the Communication Arts Students' Association.


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Viewers can stream Room 305, where two introverted female roommates get caught in a baffling situation when one of them suddenly disappears, while So, Ano Nga? explores how three graduating students must set aside their differences to produce their dream short film.


The hard-fought journey of making ends meet is highlighted in Birthday Ko, Birthday Ng Lahat, where a simple birthday party turns into mayhem after a young girl gets bashed by her estranged family, and Limpak, where a young girl's morals are tested after she finds an unattended bag filled to the brim with money.

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In Pintas, a gay son struggles to live by his parents' expectations as he secretly takes up drag performances at night. Meanwhile, in The Sis Defense, two sisters' petty argument turns into a full-blown "thesis defense" as they attempt to prove who the legitimate winner is between them after they both win a major raffle. In Mirage, an unusual friendship turns into a tormenting one when two girl friends get hounded by rumors about a supposed secret.



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Kunig follows the life of a nursing graduate who mysteriously starts befriending a painting, Pabili Po highlights the struggles of a young boy who is forced to learn the ins and outs of stealing in order to provide for his family, while One Last Shot is about a group of friends and their last hangout before graduation that could change their lives forever.

6 p.m. tells the story of how a young boy discovers that he wants to be a girl with the help of his yaya, while N/A, which is set on the busy streets of Manila, tackles the unfiltered reality of the urban poor.


Catch all the participating films for free on the iWantTFC app (iOs and Android) and website ( beginning December 14.

Viewers can get easy access to iWantTFC's content library with its "watch now, no registration needed" feature.

Watch iWantTFC on a larger screen with select devices, including VEWD, ROKU, and Amazon Fire streaming devices, Android TV, select Samsung Smart TV models, Telstra TV (in Australia), and VIDAA in select countries. Visit for a complete list of compatible devices, sign-in instructions, and account activation.

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* Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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