Annual film showing hosted by communication students now on its 12th year

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Communication arts seniors during the press conference for this year's Sine Reel. Photo by Miah Terenz Provido/The Varsitarian

UST’s fourth-year communication students presented a new breed of filmmakers in the annual short-film festival and competition “Sine Reel.” The films premiere on May 3 and 4 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Center (TARC) auditorium. 

A total of 20 entries of several genres – from horror to comedy – will be featured, all directed and produced by communication arts students.

“Resbak” is about teenage brothers seeking vengeance for the death of their beloved uncle.

Set in a Philippines still under Martial Law, “Year Forty Six” is about a student in search of his missing teacher. Footage of his discoveries are found 46 years later.

In “Fineshrine,” three girls struggle to get out of dream world they accidently locked themselves in.

 “I’d say this is the strongest year for Sine Reel,” said Nico Hernandez, who teaches film theory and production classes in UST.

“Story-wise and production-wise, [The entries] are way above student quality. We could really send these films out of the University,” the co-organizer of the event added.

Sine Reel started in 2006 through the initiative of a group of communication students, Hernandez recalled. The film competition is now on its 12th year.

Sine Reel will hold its awards night on May 5 at the TARC auditorium. 

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