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Pink Shorts Manila set to launch its first-ever festival on Feb. 24-25

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Pink Shorts joins Manila Biennale

The Short+Sweet International, in partnership with the Australian Embassy, joins the Manila Biennale, to launch the first-ever Pink Shorts Manila on February 24-25, 2018 at the Teatrillo in Casa Manila, Intramuros. The Short+Sweet International is known for featuring each piece of performance artwork in a span of 10 minutes or less. Pink Short Manila is the LGBT component of Short+Sweet that aims to deliver a selection of contemporary stories of LGBTQI struggles and aspirations, while providing an additional platform for artists to showcase their talents.

Short+Sweet Founder Mark Cleary, alongside with Pink Shorts Manila Executive Producer Quincy Raya, MD., has appointed Rhadem Camlian Morados to be this edition’s Festival Director. According to Morados, “As an advocate of LGBT rights from Mindanao, this is a monumental effort in benefit to our long cause, and that is to provide a platform for the untold stories of LGBT struggles and aspirations.”

The program will start at 7:30 p.m., besides presenting 6 short plays and 6 short films, Pink Shorts Manila will also feature performances and art exhibitions of local LGBT artists who are known for their craft. In addition, there will also be a party hosted by Jungle Circuit Party to close the two-day festival right in the heart of Intramuros.


Theater Plays


Friends Lang Po
Written and Directed: Steve Banua Sanchez

It Doesn’t
Written and Directed: John Jerome Mangoya

That Night with Rose & Tracy
Directed: Unknown
Written: Mark Shandii Bacolod

Directed: Ron Binas
Written: Maynard Manansala

Oh Yes Gameshow
Directed: BJ Ocampo
Written: Bunny Cadag

Ledge of Reality
Directed: Howard Yambao
Written: Mark Clearly


Short Films

Directed: Ralph Lauren Quincena

Directed: Adeline Clemente

What I Would’ve Told My Daughter if I Knew What to Say Back Then
Directed: Cha Roque

Nandito Naman Tayo Para sa Isa’t Isa, ‘di Ba?
Directed: Gilb Baldoza

Ang Gugmang Ti-unay ni Daniella
Directed: Chloe Veloso

Sorry For the Inconvenience
Directed: Carl Adrian Chavez


Tickets are priced at PhP600 for Regular Pass; PhP500 for Students Pass; and PhP300 for Party Pass all inclusive of one free drink. You can purchase your ticket thru BPI or online.