children of Manila

Children of Manila



 

 

DVD ManilaThe Philippines are home to an estimated 1.5 million street children, many of whom survive by begging and selling salvaged recyclables from the streets of Metro Manila.

Poignant and unexpectedly hopeful, Children of Manila looks beyond the statistics to present the stories of three such children, their families and the challenges they face, depicting both the hardship of life on the streets and the simple hope that shelter and an education can provide.

Directed by Alessandro Molatore and produced by Johanna Budzilowicz and Genny Carraro, Children of Manila was shot in April 2007 in several locations in Manila.

Shot by Luca Rocchini with the music of Kíla, Children of Manila had its World Premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh 2008.

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SCREENINGS AND AWARDS

Intermón Oxfam Film Festival
Madrid, Spain - June 2010
FINALIST

Addis Ababa International Festival
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - March 2010

Festival du Film de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France - January 2010
AWARD BEST Réalisation Intégrale

Cortodorico Film Festival
Ancona, Italy - December 2009

Chicago Short Film Festival
Chicago, USA - December 2009
SPECIAL MENTION

Cork Film Festival
Cork, Ireland - November 2009

Filipino International Film Festival
Los Angeles, U.S.A. - October 2009
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Raindance Film Festival
London, England - October 2009
UK PREMIERE

Potenza Short Film Festival
Potenza, Italy- September 2009
BEST ITALIAN FILM AWARD

Festival Molise Cinema
Casacalenda, Italy - August 2009

Festival Salento FiniBus Terrae
Mesagne BR, Italy - July 2009

Festival de Cine de Granada
Granada, Spain (Program Without Frontiers)
Online Juried Screening

San Francisco Short Film Festival
San Francisco, U.S.A. (Program Without Frontiers)
Online Juried Screening

Ischia Film Festival
Ischia, Italy - July 2009

Arcipelago Film Festival
Rome, Italy - June 2009
ITALIAN PREMIERE

FEST: International Film Festival
Esphino, Portugal - June 2009

Irish Council For Human Rights Film School Competition
Dublin, Ireland - June 2009
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

Galway Film Fleadh
Galway, Ireland - July 2008
WORLD PREMIERE



 

 
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