Ma-Gulong Sayaw ng Buhay (The Complicated Dance to the Wheel of Life)

By Arjanmar Rebeta - Philippines | 2014 - 12 minutes


Writer: Arjanmar Rebeta
Producer: Arjanmar Rebeta
Production Manager: Khaye Medina
Assistant Director: Khaye Medina
Cinematography: Arjanmar Rebeta
Editor: Arjanmar Rebeta
Production Designer: Christian Lelis
Music: Arjanmar Rebeta
Production House: Pelikmata Productions

Synopsis: Based on the true story: Michael, a PWD (Person With Disability), is losing hope. For him, life is already a mess. Dreams are not meant for him. But, while he is rolling his wheelchair, he will encounter people who will change his view on life. He will eventually learn how to do the complicated dance to the wheel of life.

Cast: Christian Apolinario, Kristine Macabenguil, Marites Burce, Brian Friginald, Ben Cruz.

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Awards & Recognitions:

Winner / Finalist
•    Inspired Faith Film Festival (FL, USA; February 18-20, 2016)
o    Best of the Fest (Mini Film Category) 

•    «LAMP» International Film Festival 2017 (Perm, Russia; 23rd November, 2017)
o    Winner (Short Dramatic Film)


•    4th Sorok Short Film Festival 2017 (Manila, Philippines; November 30, 2017)
o    Silver Award, Best Actor for Christian Apolinario, Best Director Nominee for Arjanmar Rebeta


•    10th Focus on Ability Short Film Festival (New South Wales, Australia; September 5, 2018)
o    Highly Commended, Best International Actor for Christian Apolinario


•    15th Film Festival Seize the Film (Novi Sad, Serbia; September, 20-24, 2017)
o    Semi-Finalist


•    CINEFILIPINO Film Festival 2018 – Super Short Category (Metro Manila, Philippines; May 9-15, 2018)
o    Finalist

Official Selections
•    Grace Film Festival (USA; April 23-25, 2015)
•    Life Fest Film Festival (Hollywood, USA; April 30-May 3, 2015)
•    Festival International Entr'2 Marches in Cannes (9 rue Louis Braille, CANNES 06400, France; May 17-22, 2015)
•    Tracce Cinematografiche Film Fest - International Short Film Competition; 4’ Edition 2015 (Nettuno, Roma, Italy; June 25-28, 2015)
•    3rd Extraordinary Film Festival (Maison de la Culture, Namur, Belgium; November 11-15, 2015)
•    Whatashort India International Online Film Festival (WIIFF) 2015 (New Delhi, India, November 11-December 20, 2015)
•    [CERDANYOLA] Screen 2016 (Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona 08290 Spain;  April 1 – 29, 2016)
•    300 Seconds Short Film Festival 2017 (Toronto, Canada; July 10, 2017)    
•    9th CMS International Children’s Film Festival -2017 (5-13th April, 2017) Lucknow, India
•    Cefalu Film Festival (Palermo, Italy; 2018)
•    International Film Festival of Odisha (Odisha, India; November 14-17, 2017)
•    Diwa Filipino Film Showcase of Seattle (Washington, USA; June 2-3, 2018)
•    Realtime International Film Festival (Lagos, Nigeria; June 24-30, 2018)
•    15th Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival (Austin, Texas, USA; October 1-31, 2018)
•    11th FilmAid Film Festival (Nairobi, Kenya; September 3-21, 2018)
•    6th Universal Kids Film Festival (Istanbul, Turkey; September 20-24, 2018)
•    3rd International Short Film Festival Pune India 2018 (Pune, India; September 27 – November 7, 2018)
•    7th Hak-İş International Short Film Festival (Ankara, Turkey; 29 November 2018) 

Special Selection & Exhibit
•    100 Films for One Hundred Years; 2nd Cycle of the HIDDEN CINEMA: The Virtual Experience of the Philippine Cinema’s Centenary (Makati, Philippines; August 13, 2018)


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