Outstanding Films at the 6th CineSophia Short Film Festival

APR 15


The 6th CineSophia Short Film Festival of O.B. Montessori Center (OBMC) concluded last April 8, 2024, with the viewing of entries and the awarding ceremony for the outstanding 10-minute films produced by the Grade 12 students across the five campuses.

Among the seventeen entries, “Ikaw sa Mundo Ko” from OBMC Fairview was named Film of the Year. The screenplay revolves around the world of a man named Sol as he deals with love, loss, and acceptance. “Ikaw sa Mundo Ko” was also Best Campus Film.

Meanwhile, the best film in OBMC Angeles was “Kulayan ang Mundo,” a teenager’s story as he forges his path toward self-discovery amid parental pressures. The comedy piece “Lingid” won in OBMC Greenhills. It was a film about a delivery rider mistaken for a drug dealer. The Best Campus Film award in Las Piñas went to “CET,” which told the story of a girl preparing for a college entrance exam whose time was being taken up by other activities. OBMC Sta. Ana’s winning film was “Askal,” which was about a boy who takes a dangerous route to sustain his alcoholic father, sister, and dog.

The awarded Best Artist of each campus were Gabriel Serrano as Raphael Hernandez in “Kulayan ang Mundo” (AN), Chantal Belmonte as Isay Inocencio in “Ikaw na Talaga, Isay!” (FV), Aaliyah Solomon as Sonia in “Sonia” (GH and SA), and Gian Ortha as Robbie in “Mula sa Lente” (LP).

“Ikaw na Talaga, Isay!” (FV) and “CET” (LP) won Best Screenplay.


Before the awarding ceremony, the High School students watched the film entries on their respective campuses before voting for the winners of the Audience Choice Awards. During the Q&A sessions, the student viewers asked the Grade 12 cast and production teams about choosing themes and film titles, creating original songs, securing locations like the sari-sari store, and renting vehicles like the ambulance.

The films that won the Audience Choice Award in each campus were “Kulayan ang Mundo” (AN), “Kristal” (FV), “Lingid” (GH and SA), and “Mula Sa Lente” (LP).

The Grade 12 students’ production phase began during the First Quarter of the academic year. Their preparations included workshops and mentoring sessions with film industry experts: Director Floy Quintos for scriptwriting, Charyl De Guzman for production management, Mitoy Sta. Ana for production design, Frances Makil-Ignacio for acting, and Dustin Celestino for directing.

The CineSophia Short Film Festival is an annual event that exhibits short films using applied philosophical theories on contemporary social issues. This year, the festival carried the theme: “Contra Mundum: To fight and liberate. Together, discover the role of wisdom against crooked reasoning. Transform the world and philosophize as a collective.”

To know more about this event, click here!