The Klima Film Festival (KFF) is a competition for the Filipino youth launched by the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the OML Center in June 2020 which aims to mainstream the effects of climate change through compelling storytelling and cinematic techniques. It is part of the OML Center’s Balangay Project which aims to chronicle the stories of climate change in the context of the Filipino experience.
The animated film “Our World” tells the story of Nymfa the nymph and her powerful elemental who suddenly face invaders who defile the lands, waters, and skies.
Created by Jerome Pineda, Kit Aguilar, Jackie Galario and Dom Bitang of the Aquarian Eye Media from Region III (Central Luzon)
Winner: Best Screenplay, Best Musical Scoring (three-way tie), and Most Liked Teaser.
What does the future have in store for us? When the planet becomes uninhabitable, where will we go? Set in the future, “Verdant” depicts a future where the human race must look for a new home.
Produced by Mikone Joshua Calungsod, Leila Galvez, and Darwin Palermo of Ang Maharlika Productions from Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)
Winner: Best Musical Scoring, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, and Best Director (Mikone Joshua Calungsod)
Ethan, an optimistic young adult, goes about his daily routine unconsciously making efforts that advocate protection of his environment. He is forced to make changes in his routine after an unforeseen night.
Produced by Kris Angel Ditan, Lance Lascano, Louisse Carlo Ledonio, Joshua Oledan, Michaela Bueno, Michael Christopher Villan, Maelanie Ann Requierme, Kenji Yoshida, and Jairus Bredes of South Frame Visuals from the National Capital Region (NCR).
How would a continuously warming world affect people? Set in the future, “Jeremiah at ang Bayan ng Gomorrah” imagines the struggle of a community in search for clean water to drink.
Produced by Bradley Jason Pantajo, Jan Arthur Miro Embog, Jan Roland Figura, Jan Ronald Figura, Lito Elabra, Abegail Esquierda, Alliah Jhoy Ignacio, Sybannah Mauhay, Sophia Marie Malasan, Regin De Guzman, and Marc Christian Lacson of Vision in Perspective Productions from Region IV-A (Calabarzon).
Winner:Best Musical Scoring, Best Production Design, Best Performance (Jan Arthur Miro Embog), and Audience Choice Award.
How can climate change risks and impacts put a strain on relationships? “Drawings” tells the story of siblings Louie and Louise and extreme events that changed their lives.
Produced by Clarice Chua, Joaquin Clio Gonzales, Juliana Chloe Gonzales, Samantha Rose Ricasata, and Cameron Eicka Ann Tan of Big Ship Productions from the National Capital Region (NCR).
Michael, an independent, nature lover, finally finds his inner voice as he confronts his family’s lavish lifestyle.
Produced by Mark Daniel de Castro, John Carlos Ven Castro, Jazel Lazaro, Norina Buenaventura, Nolz Sanders Dela Cruz, and Luigi Libunao of Zealous Productions from Region III (Central Luzon)
A nature lover daydreams about his past and then contemplates about the future as the climate slowly changes.
Produced by Vince Aaron Bercasio, Aaron Buhawe, Geremy Simon Gonzales, Keanu Christopher Abirol, Evander Jethro Carpena, and Sergio Manalastas of Pelikuaral Productions (National Capital Region).
Lito, a young nature enthusiast, travels around his hometown as he remembers memories shared with a friend including a tragic event.
Produced by Flyn Mendoza, Ernesto Segundo, Paullyn Pacio, Mel Codli, Franz Mikel Estera, Shane Desmond Abadey of IA Visuals from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
Lost in the woods, Hiraya meets a deity slowly weakening due to deforestation.
Produced by by Mae Malelang, Erika Malelang, Erica Chloe Manalac, and Filoteo Mari Santos of Sinagtala Productions from Region IV-A (Calabarzon)
Heartbroken from experiencing the wrath of nature, Makoy, a loving son, must learn to take the painful lessons as he moves forward.
Produced by Mark Andrew Lim, Cedric Salvador, Jose Miguel Benedicto, Jeremy Payumo, Adrian Galera, Maril Jane Paez, and Charyjoy Salazar of Prima Lente from the National Capital Region (NCR).
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