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Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss Is the First Filipino Short Film Heading to the Sundance Film Festival

The short film is a social satire about the plight of contractual workers in the Philippines.
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The Sundance Film Festival has just unveiled its full lineup for 2021. This year, the institute has chosen to include a Filipino short film into the program: Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss. The 15-minute short film is directed by Sonny Calvento, with a screenplay by Arden Rod Condez. The short film figured in the 50 short films from 27 countries chosen by the Sundance Institute. It will screen in the International Fiction Shorts Official Selection.

"In a year unlike any other, short films are still going strong with art and craft unique to the form. We are thrilled to share a lineup with a wild range of characters, styles, ideas, and emotions to our audience, wherever you may be," says senior programmer for the short film program Mike Plante.

What is Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss About?

Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss tells the story of Vangie, a contractual sales lady that's about to lose her job. That is, until she uncovers exactly what it takes to be regularized. According to Cinemalaya, the movie is a "social satire about the plight of contractual workers in the Philippines." Watch the trailer below.

Who's Starring in Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss?

Mailes Kanapi plays the titular role of Vangie. In addition to Kanapi, the short film's cast includes Phyllis Grae Grande, Bob Jbeili, Carmina Cruz, Nicca Marcelino, Ben Cordova, and Rose Angeli Navarro.

How to Watch Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss Online?

The Luang Prabang Film Festival Online Edition just screened the short film for free online from December 4 to 10 in Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Brunei, Singapore, the Philippines, and Indonesia... which means you just missed it by a few days.

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If you live in the U.S., however, you can catch it at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival from January 28 to February 3, 2021, along with other 72 feature films, 50 shorts, and four indie series.

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