TFF2018 omnibus trailer |
Dubbed as the only advocacy-driven film festival in the country, the TOFARM Film Festival continues its aim to “showcase the lives, journeys, trials, and triumphs of the Filipino farmer.”
Official TOFRAM 2018 entries:
“1957” — historical drama, written and directed by Hubert Tibi
SYNOPSIS – A group of farmers in Bicol are at the mercy of Don Jose, a strict landlord. 20 year-old Lucio, son of a former member of the Hukbalahap, pins hopes on the arrival of President Ramon Magsaysay in their area, for genuine land reform to take place. We know what happened in 1957…
CAST — Ronwaldo Martin, Richard Quan, and Menggie Cobarrubias
“ALIMUOM” — science fiction, written and directed by Keith Sicat
SYNOPSIS — A futuristic Philippines with specific sections of the country under individual bio-domes. The OFWs are actually Outerspace Filipino Workers and the song Bahay-Kubo is a distant memory that makes a young boy ask: “Ano ang singkamas?”
CAST — Ina Feleo, Epy Quizon, Mon Confiado, Dido Dela Paz, Elora Espano, and Kiko Matos
“TANABATA’S WIFE” — period romance, written by Charlson Ong, directed by Charlson Ong and Lito Casaje
SYNOPSIS — Based on the classic Philippine short story “Tanabata’s Wife”, set in the 1920’s, to also feature a Japanese actor. Tanabata-San is a successful Japanese immigrant farmer in La Trinidad Valley in Benguet, where the Japanese have been known to pioneer the planting of salad greens. Middle-aged and lonely, he hires a young feisty Bontoc woman, Fasang, as farmhand, and falls in love with her. They get married and have a son, but Fasang is attracted to the city lights of Baguio that is now taking shape, and to someone else.
CAST — Miyuki Kamimura (Japanese actor), Mai Fanglayan
“MGA ANAK NG KAMOTE” – futuristic drama, written by John Carlo Pacala, directed by Carlo Encisco Catu
SYNOPSIS — Set in the Philippines, 2052, when the planting of kamote has been outlawed and those caught planting and selling kamote is put in jail, no thanks to the Kamote Planting Regulation Act.
CAST – Katrina Halili, Alex Medina, Carl Guevara, and Kiko Matos
“SOL SEARCHING” — dark comedy, written and directed by Roman Perez, Jr.
SYNOPSIS — Teacher Sol is dead and cannot be buried because there are no funds. How will the community come forward to put her to rest, this strict and no-nonsense teacher of grade school students and farmers who need to be taught scientific farming methods?
CAST — Pokwang, Joey Marquez, JM Salvado, Gilleth Sandico
“KAUYAGAN” — a tribal drama, written and directed by Julienne Ilagan (Ilagan Julienne)
SYNOPSIS — A Talaandig tribal drama, it is the story of a hesitant datu-presumptive and how he learns to rise up to become leader of his people.
CAST — Bayang Barrios, Jeff Bringas, WawaySaway
All six 2018 films will be available on TOFARM’s Video On Demand platform soon https://vimeo.com/channels/tofarm