14th International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh 2021

Viral Kids

(English)

Philippines | 18 min | Drama | 2019 | Short Film (Live Action) | English

'Viral Kids' is about the trending stories of five different street children who have their own past and dreams but being hindered and utilized by an unknown force behind the online scheme.

বাংলা

গল্পটি পাঁচজন পথশিশুর। তাদের প্রত্যেকের রয়েছে নিজ নিজ অতীত এবং স্বপ্ন। কিন্তু অনলাইনের নানা বেড়াজালে প্রতিনিয়ত চাঁপা পড়ে যাচ্ছে তাদের স্বপ্নগুলো। হারিয়ে যাচ্ছে তাদের গল্পগুলো। ইন্টারনেটের কালো জগতের অজানা শক্তি আটকে দিচ্ছে তাদের। তারা হারিয়ে ফেলছে নিজস্ব সত্তা।

Original Language

Ang Viral Kids ay tungkol sa mga “trending” na kwento ng limang batang magkakaiban sa lansangan na mayroong sari-sariling nakaraan at mga pangarap ngunit hinahadlangan at nagagamit ng isang hindi kilalang puwersa sa likod ng online scheme.

Mr. Arjanmar Rebeta

Arjanmar H. Rebeta received the Harvest of Honors Award by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and the Indie Bravo Award by Inquirer Philippines. He was also nominated Film Ambassador by the Film Development Council of the Philippines. His films have been selected and awarded in different film festivals in the Philippines and around the world.

Filmography: Palabas (A Country in Moving Pictures), Super-Able, Viral Kids, The Complicated Dance to the Wheel of Life, A Boxing Country, At Home, Mr. Whistle

Screening Schedule

  • 31 Jan
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Shawkat Osman Hall

    Central Public Library, Shahbag

Credits and Casts

Director
Arjanmar H. Rebeta
Story
Arjanmar H. Rebeta
Script/Screenplay
Arjanmar H. Rebeta
Editor
Arjanmar H. Rebeta & Kristine De Leon
Producer
Khaye Medina, Andy Valenzuela, Arjanmar H. Rebeta
Cinematographer
Martin Andres
Leading Casts
Josh De Guzman, Ashley Sarmiento, Kenken Nuyad, Krystle Campos, Annika Cidro, Soliman Cruz

Exhibition & Award History

Winner
• 25th ifva Awards (formerly the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards) (Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai, Hongkong; February 26 – March 7, 2020)
o Silver Award
• 17th Festival International Signs of the Night (Bangkok, Thailand; June 22-30, 2019)
o Special Mention for the Signs Award
• 6th Urduja International Film Festival (Lingayen, Pangasinan, Philippines; October 15, 2019)
o Best Young Performer/s
• 26th FACINE - Filipino Arts & Cinema International (San Francisco, California, USA; October 18-20, 2019)
o Outstanding Supporting Actor (Soliman Cruz)

Nomination
• 26th FACINE - Filipino Arts & Cinema International (San Francisco, California, USA; October 18-20, 2019)
o Outstanding Lead Actress (Ashley Sarmiento)

Official Selection
• 31st Gawad CCP para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video – Short Feature Category (Manila, Philippines; August 3-5, 2019)
• 10th Binisaya Film Festival (Cebu City, Philippines; October 16-18, 2019)
• 26th FACINE - Filipino Arts & Cinema International (San Francisco, California, USA; October 18-20, 2019)
• 35th International Short Film Festival - InterFilm Berlin (Berlin, Germany; November 5-10, 2019)
• 9th International Film Festival Manhattan 2019 (New York, USA, November 16-17, 2019)
• 3rd Festival de Cine Paz Mindanao (Zamboanga City, Philippines; December 2-5, 2019)
• 3rd SEAxSEA: Southeast Asia x Seattle Film Festival by Southeast Asia Center (SEAC) at the University of Washington (Washington, USA; January 9-10, 2020)
• 15th Prague Short Films Festival (Prague, Czech Republic; January 22-26, 2020)
• 7th Emirates Short Film Festival (Dubai, United Arab Emirates; March 22-28, 2020)
• 21st Landshut Short Film Festival (Landshut, Bavaria, Germany; March 25-30, 2020)
• Maginhawa Film Festival 2020 (Quezon City, Metro Manila)