Circle Competition

Circle Competition 2017 » Neomanila


10/20 8:30PM Gateway
10/21 6:00PM Gateway
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10/23 4:00PM Gateway
10/23 9:00PM Galleria
10/25 9:00PM Galleria
10/26 4:00PM UP Town Center
10/26 4:00PM Cinematheque Manila
10/26 9:00PM Trinoma
10/27 3:30PM Gateway
10/27 6:30PM Trinoma
10/28 4:00PM Galleria
Circle Competition 2017 Finalist
Director: Mikhail Red
Producer: Katrina C. Ponce Enrile, Fernando Ortigas, E.A Rocha, Nicole Runi, Sara Santiago
Screenplay: Mikhail Red, Zig Dulay, Rae Red
Director of Photography: Mycko David
Editor: Jeffrey Loreno, Mikhail Red
Music: Myka Magsaysay, Paul Sigua
Sound Design: Monoxide Works
Cast: Tim Castillo, Eula Valdez, Rocky Salumbides, Jess Mendoza, Ross Pesigan, Angeline Andoy, Angeli Bayani, Ron Villas, Raul Morit

Toto, a teenage orphan, is recruited by a notorious death squad. Irma, the groups leader, soon becomes a maternal figure to the young boy. As the two form a familial bond, their loyalties will be put to the test when one of their targets turns out to be a familiar face.


Mikhail Red

Born in 1991, Mikhail Red is a Filipino filmmaker and director. Mikhail wrote and directed his first short film when he was fifteen, immediately earning him recognition in local and international film festivals. As a young up-and-coming filmmaker he continued making short films throughout his teenage years, screening his works at film festivals in Hong Kong, New York, Berlin, and Seoul among others. At age 21 he wrote and directed his first full-length feature film Rekorder which had its international premiere in 2013 at the prestigious Tokyo International Film Festival. The film continued its successful run throughout the international circuit, winning six awards. Mikhail Red’s sophomore feature film project Birdshot won the top prize of the Asian Future section of the Tokyo International Film Festival and now the official entry of the Philippines to this year’s Oscars. He is now making his third feature film, Neomanila.