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Free Indie Films, Short Films & Videos You Can Watch Online | Free Access During Quarantine

Here is the list of short films, indie films, art films and videos that you can watch during month-long community quarantine. Keep yourself entertained with these list of films for free! Watch these amazing short films from the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries. Binge-watch these works at home.



Nontawat Numbenchapol


This video art experiment and survey on human's visual and sound perception which have influence on way of life, national integration, and people's belief in fact. The video change the way of human's usual perception by using a Thai ancient tale read by a calm voice, along with the annoying visual and sound.

password: eye

Patipol Teekayuwat


A high school boy and a young prostitute meet by chance on the night of the 2014 military coup d’état in Thailand when a curfew forces them to get off the bus. The two are initially distrustful of each other but start to bond when they realise the similarities in their circumstances. However, reality eventually catches up with them, leading to a sad and surreal end.
password: BDP2017


Bradley Liew


A long time ago, young mermaid (or an actress playing the role of a mermaid) ran away from the sea to find out what it was like living among humans. The mermaid grew up experiencing all that she wanted but at the cost of her being tainted by human nature. On her last day of whatever magic she has left would allow her to return to her people, she contemplates on returning to a land of perfection.

password: red

See Wee Aw


A Sunday afternoon, migrant worker Anne and her husband leave their five years old daughter from Kampung Tapir (Tapir Village), Malaysia.

On the way to Singapore, the bus their ride hit a wild Malayan tapir which wanted to cross the road, but no one is eager to save it.

In the struggling of choosing a country to settle down, Anne founds that she is like this endangered species, still drifting places to find their own better life.

password: kampungtapir


Antoinette Jadaone

PLANO (Plan)

Plano is a short film about a man who didn't pick on someone his own size, and a girl who seemed too little to be vengeful.

Giancarlo Abrahan


The wife of a middle-aged stone miner bears child while he is in a relationship with an enchanted black figure. A fettered commitment to an unborn child he already loves and a wife he despises torments the man. The enchanted lover offers him uncertain seduction. And he must choose, just as every dark creature must only pick between painful fates.

password: weight

Carl Chavez


JOSHUA, a timid teenager, comes home one night after being beaten up by the school's bully. Feeling the urge to avenge himself, he decides to take matters into his own hands. But things don't go as planned. Now, he is left with no choice but to seek help from his policeman father.

password: imsorry2017

John Torres


Village miracles caught on tape: images of a river that must be crossed to erase heartaches, imagined with a boy who has never experienced sorrow.

password: study


Black-and-white sequence of contemporary urban life, jittery images recorded by a 1940s motion-picture camera, and a sleepy narration of words, written by Filipino poet and singer Lourd De Veyra.


A film inspired by birds, planes, and flight. Based on a poem by Filipino writer Allan Pastrana.


Inspired by an artist's drawings in the South, I saw paintings that depicted the indigenous people's view of the origins of the world. The film is the tale of our nation and basic things: water, plants, body, and their own interaction through time.

password: estarte

Xeph Suarez


Astri is a 16 year old transwoman in a relationship with 17 year old Tambulah. Although it’s an unusual sight at their community, nobody bothers them.

Subsisting on the coins people throw at them when they perform their traditional dance at the sea, everything is perfect except that Sama Badjao traditions and a pact made long ago require Astri to marry a woman she hardly knows.

password: astri&tambulah


Toto, 8, and Jr, 10, are victims of a recent armed conflict in their city. While playing among the war ruins, they discuss and re-enact their individual war experiences. This story is set in Zamboanga City after the standoff in 2013 between the forces of the Republic of the Philippines and a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front led by Habier Malik.

Paulie Patindol


In a fishing village that’s been ravaged by a strong typhoon, the bond of twin brothers is disrupted by another young boy. h i l o m follows the journey of the brothers, Andres and Gael, as they find healing against the harsh landscape of an island that’s also trying to recover.

Pam Miras


A woman about to jump off a building gets caught in an unending time loop

Gino Santos


Twelve is a semi documentary-narrative focusing on multiple characters who experience different situations around the the city in the span of 12 minutes.


College and partying are almost synonymous to one another, so are making mistakes. The freedom we have during college can sometimes make us forget the tiniest of our responsibilities. After a night of hard partying, this guy realizes he left something behind.

ANG TANGKE (The Water Tank)

In a country where an estimated 17million Filipinos still do not have sustained access to potable water, a little town expresses their gratitude for the blessings their water tank has given them.

Dodo Dayao


Two amateur ghost hunters are hired to surveil an alleged haunted house. Nothing much happens. But just because you can't see the patterns of strangeness, it doesn't mean they aren't there.

password: F A I T H

Christian Villanueva

ANG MGA TURO NG GABI (Lessons of the Night)

Over the course of one night, Juanita a teacher battling postpartum depression teams up with her delinquent student to retrieve something important for her. The film depicts the responsibility of a mother to her child, and how finding solace can affect humans.

Che Tagyamon


A young woman returns to her hometown to meet her Grandmother Loleng who suffers from dementia. Together, they will unearth the old lady’s innermost secrets and wartime experiences.

password: hello

Hannah Espia Farbova


Three people cross paths at a local town carnival, each with something to gain and to lose. One of them acquires it, the other two pay the price.

Arden Rod Condez

HASTA NA LANG SA DASON, (Until Next Time,)

A MOTHER retires as a maid due to an illness. Continuing the legacy of their kin, the mother's DAUGHTER arrives from the province to assume her post.

Password: maidinthephilippines

Alvin Yapan


In between harvests, to supplement their income, Judith is sent by her father to catch birds which they would peddle come Sunday outside the church. On their trip to the city, Judith requests that they watch a movie after selling off all the birds. What Judith gets in return is a torotot (trumpet) made out of rolled-up film negatives. The story is set in Bikol where it is a practice among rural folks to surround the perimeter of their farmlands with film negatives to ward off birds eating the newly sown palay seeds.

Chad Vidanes


A family of activists face struggles to make change. A family gets their hand on a copy of the scandal of the president and an american actress and tries to use this as an instrument for change.

password: chadthesis

Kyle Nieva


Cinématique interweaves various art forms such as dance, painting, photography, and music to create a unique sensorial experience.

Martika Escobar

PUSONG BATO (Stone Heart)

Pusong Bato is a film-within-a film about Cinta Dela Cruz, a faded actress who tries to relive and remember her glory days as a movie star in the 1970s.

Jenn Romano


After working abroad, El goes back to Buhi, Camarines Sur—a small town surrounded by various tales and legends. With the place is her lover (Ira), whom she regretfully left. When she tries to get her back, their fate seems to be one with the tales and legends of Buhi, one bound to tragedy.

Petersen Vargas

LISYUN QNG GEOGRAFIA (Geography Lessons)

Before leaving his hometown Pampanga for good, Tib chances upon an old map that triggers him to retrace the places that are special to him and his high school best friend Tric.

password: geographylessons2014

Kaj Palanca and Jared Joven


A young boy chances upon an old man watching a dated clip of himself as a cross-dressing boy. What he ultimately discovers aids both him and the old man towards a richer understanding of how the weight of life and identity should be carried.

password: contestant2016

Iar Arondaing


This short film wields on the folkloric Tagalog deity of lost things Anagolay to try to present a simplified analysis of a more complex system that includes questions of who should have the power, understanding who holds power in the relationship of the higher authorities and the people and the influence of people around it. It is an iconoclastic stance on the personality cult and the seduction of power.


Gapas opens with a naked old man emerging from rice grains. The man runs across the drought-suffering field. Then he is shown rope-tied to a giant rice god idol, until finally he finds a rusty sickle. The short experimental film shows the peasant situation--of repression, authority, struggle and defiance.

password: gapas

Glenn Barit

ALIENS ATA (Maybe Aliens)

Two brothers deal with the sudden loss of a father and an eventual separation with their overseas-filipino-worker mother. Some things are hard to grasp that's why they turn to out-of-this-world things for an explanation. This is a film shot entirely with a drone.


Polen Ly

IVA (2012) 13 mins

A girl looks for her beloved dog, Iva, who misses from home.


Polen Ly

DUETTO (2013) 7 mins

A violinist got in a road accident, which made her lose an arm. Her despair moment will leads her to a high point of frustration of not being able to play her music anymore, until life shows her another side of her new tough life.


Polen Ly

COLORFUL KNOTS (2013) 7 mins

A little girl from a rich family encounters two street kids, who sell her jasmines. Their path of friendship develops and brings a new meaning of life and death.


Password: 6978


Adi Marsono

FATIMAH (2018) 12:22 | Drama

One year after the death of her husband, Fatimah visits his grave with her daughter and is faced with the realisation that her late husband had another wife and child. Fatimah and Nisa must go on with their lives despite the revelation.


Password: fatimah


Nelson Yeo


A chance encounter led a pair of old 

ex-lovers to unite again under the Five Trees.


Password: 5trees


Lav Diaz


In the year 2050, the Philippines braces for the coming of the fiercest storm ever to hit the country. And as the wind and waters start to rage, poets are being murdered.


Password: romeoandjuliet

Erik Matti

VESUVIUS (2012) 15:51 | Drama/Horror

An image seemingly that of the Virgin Mary appears upon a man. The image begins to speak to the man in whispers. Since then, the man has not been the same.


Password: vesuvius01 

Shireen Seno 

SHOTGUN TUDING (2014) 16 mins | Western,Comedy

Tuding arrives at a distant town to track down the man who got her youngest sister pregnant, and she isn't going home without him.

Set in late-1940s Philippines, a tribute to pancit westerns - pancit being the Philippine equivalent of spaghetti.

A prequel to Big Boy (2012) by Shireen Seno.


Password: kisskissbangbang

Jaja Arumpac

CONCHITA (2018) 32 mins | Documentary

Cited in Ramon Magsaysay Awards as a "fearless and indefatigable Ombudsman of the Philippines whose integrity and dignity restored the people's faith in the rule of law," former Ombudsman and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines Conchita Carpio Morales was one of the few dissenting voices in the government that condemned the Philippine Drug War. CONCHITA' peels off the many layers of the famed woman of steel to reveal the innermost humanity of a public servant staying true to her mandate.


Jerold Tarog

FACULTY (2010) 7 mins 

Two teachers from a private college clash on their opposing views on education.


Law Fajardo

12 (2001) 13 mins | Experimental

*contains violence & disturbing images

"Can one man bear the sins of the world?"


Password: clickmolang

Gym Lumbera & Raya Martin

Estimated Time of Arrival (2012) 2 mins | Experimental

A nursery rhyme hovers over shadowy fragments of time, of arrivals and departures and the illusion of passage they evoke


Trinka Lat

April Fools (2009) 11 mins 

Birthdays shouldn't be too hard to celebrate unless you're missing the celebrant.


Password: 01042009

Sheron Dayoc

As He Sleeps (2012) 14 mins 

In sickness and in health, should marriage really be an unconditional partnership that should never be broken? Christina, in her 30’s, is married to Hector, a husband who’s paralyzed and therefore physically incompetent to consummate their marriage. She wants to liberate herself from a sexless union. Her needs as a woman are unfulfilled. But her love for Hector, and her commitment to him coupled with the dictates of her faith and marital vows, and her sympathy and care for her husband keeps her in “cage of marriage,” where she suffers in melancholic solitude, yet contemplates on freedom and rediscovering her true worth.


JP Habac

Oktopus (2015) 9 mins | Comedy

On the day of their friend’s funeral, three old ladies argue who’s going to die next.


JP Habac

Maria (2016) 10 mins | Comedy

When the whole family confronts their 14-year-old daughter of a suspected pregnancy, a 50-year-old woman gives birth to her 22nd child.


Isabelle Matutina

Imik (2012) 40 mins

English title: Vow of Silence

“Imik” is the story of Claire – wife to a loving husband, mother to two lovely kids, and she has never had an orgasm.

Embarrassment, guilt, and a fear of her own desires have made her sexual relationship with her husband a constant struggle.

Until one day, Claire suddenly finds herself pregnant again.Claire’s fear of going back to the life she had before leads her to desperately find a moment of freedom from the role she cannot escape.


Password: charlotteperkinsgilman

Jon Lazam

Nang Gabing Maging Singlaki ng Puso ang Bato ni Darna (2012) 6 mins | Experimental

English Title: Darna: A Stone is a Heart you cannot Swallow

After waking up to discover that her magical stone has grown as big as her heart, Darna decides.


Password: darna2012

Kenneth Lim Dagatan

Sanctissima (2016) 15 mins 

MARISA lives alone in the dark with an even darker secret. Her only contact to the outside world were her patients, who come and go, oblivious of whether the fetuses that Marisa extracts from them survive or not. A complication besetting one of her patients threatens Marisa’s reclusive world. She fights back to protect it.


Kenneth Lim Dagatan

Sleepy Eyes (2016) 4 mins 

A young girl tries to sleep.


Chris Costello & Mihk Vergara

Ang Maskot (2013) 19 mins 

Based on the independent comic by Macoy,the film tells of a disgruntled fast food worker who finds himself stuck inside his mascot costume for a day.


Zurich Chan

Boca (2010) 15 mins 

Charlemagne Alejandro, has an oral fixation. He compensates the lack of motherly love with chain smoking. All grown up, Charlemagne now works in a retail office. Out of all the monotony of the life he leads, things happen around him and ultimately finds something better to do with his lips than smoking.

As Charlemagne finds what his looking for, so does his boss in the office; Benny, his smoking buddy; and Marie, Charlemagne’s stalker.


Gio Lingao

Flower Codec Lotus (2018) 4 mins | Experimental

A Filipino tourist finds refuge in a blooming lotus flower in Vienna.


Password: i993filipinas2018

Gio Lingao

Degrees of Separation (2016) 3 mins | Experimental

A man decides to take a bath. As the silence blends in to the sound of rushing water, he remembers some of the days of his life.


Password: philippines2016

Aedrian Araojo

Hondo (2016) 19 mins 

Mara is scared of water. She has a rare condition that keeps her from touching any forms of liquid.

As a single mother her only pearl is her frisky son Elim, who was later on diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. The boy’s only request is to learn how to swim.


Password: hombrella

Adrian Araojo

When Curiosity Kills the Cat (2013) 10 mins 

A story of a boy obsessed with masturbation.


Password: hombrella

Ryanne Murcia

Apasol (2014) 19 mins 

An afternoon of love and farewell as Mark and El, a gay couple, spend their last afternoon together wishing on a tree, waiting to fade with the sun.


Password: apasol093091

Ryanne Murcia

In the Middle of an End (2016) 23 mins 

After seven months of taking care of pregnant Ayesha, Khalil and Danny are confronted of her decision to keep the child. The film explores the complexity of human relations and the search for acceptance and belongingness in a conservative Muslim society.


Password: entremediodelfin0930

Rob Jara

Maliw (2013) 44 mins 

English Title: Soliloguies

A young woman revisiting memories of a lost love days before Martial Law is proclaimed -- an old, jaded mechanic -- a young man on his way to the countryside encountering a host of militia men and their tortured captive stories of forgotten hopes, of wearied struggles, of memories lost. Can they still be ever found?


Rob Jara

Tila (2014) 21 mins 

English Title: Monsoons

In a world where the rain never stops, illegal multivitamin supplements are all the rage and ‘bulalo’ is a most precious commodity, two people - a flood control worker and a call center agent who sells summer vacation packages abroad - meet and find a sense of intimate normalcy and unfamiliar ease in each other.


Password: blameitontherain

Jarell Serencio

Victor (2012) 15 mins 

For ten long years, Victor, a native in San Pedro Cutud,San Fernando, Pampanga, religiously offers himself to be nailed on the cross every Holy Week. But this film will show you the glaring realities of faith and beliefs and how Filipinos and foreigners embrace the tradition of “Semana Santa” (Holy Week) as an attraction to this town.


Password: victor2012

Judd Figuerres

Brownout sa Neighborhood Namin that Day (2011) 39 mins 

*contains nudity and sex

Amidst a city-wide brownout, Sunlight experiences the balmiest Christmas of her young life.


Ilsa Malsi

Dadi (2010) 20 mins 

A daughter wonders where her father is going.


Inshallah Montero

Himlay (2017) 8 mins | Experimental Documentary

English title: Slumber

Himlay is an exploration of a former prostitute's nightmares and her escape to pursue her real dreams.


Noel Escondo

Alaala (2017) 5 mins | Drama

English title: Memory

A man returns to his homeland and recounts the memories of his lover. *contains nudity  


Password: noelescondo

Noel Escondo

Nakaw (2016) 5 mins | Drama

English title: Stolen

A decision that leads to a series of unfortunate events.

*contains nudity and sex


Password: noelescondo

Amanna Avena

Matched (2018) 8 mins | RomCom

A shy, nerdy man is repeatedly matched in a carpool with a beautiful woman. The man struggles to communicate with her but everything changes when a kind, witty driver decides to help him.


Isabelle Quesada

Pektus (2015) 20 mins | Drama

Pektus tells the story of a day in the lives of two men in the city -both proud, indifferent, and bound by the confines of their milieu and their choices in life- and their incidental yet preordained meeting in a one-way alley that would change their lives thereafter.


Password: SPIN2

Tim Rone Villanueva

Santa Nena! (2017) 21 mins | Dark Comedy, Satire

English title: Saint Nena!

Santa Nena, a patron saint statue in a parish church that springs to life every night, wishes to become human again.


Tim Rone Villanueva

Paano Bihisan ang isang Ina? (2018) 13 mins | Psychological Drama, Thriller

English title: How to Dress A Mother-naked?

Klaudia, a “live show” performer in a whorehouse, is hired by 12-year old millionaire Javier to be his mother for a week. *contains nudity 


Sam Manacsa

Kung Wala Nang Tulad Natin (2016) 16 mins | Drama

English title: If People Such as We Cease to Exist

The story of a grieving widow's attempt to find the missing piece of her husband's remains.


Password: kungwalana2016

Jake Consing

Cut (2016) 10 mins 

A student filmmaker tries to write a script for a short film, but his depression tortures him to the point he can't even think. *contains violence & disturbing images


Miguel Nacianceno

TRAINING (2008) 13 mins 

A 2008 short film about two call center agents who meet on the job and find a connection.


Dylan Ray Talon

PRAYERS FOR THE PREY (2016) 6 mins

With danger lying ahead from the hands of a bloodlust tribe who hunts their preys for their teeth, skin and meat to use; a sole survivor of its own kind tries to save its offsprings to continue their species.


Dylan Ray Talon


A human's spaceship crashes on an unknown land and just when he thought he defeated his abductors, he realizes that there is a bigger villain.


King Palisoc

MAHAL KO SI DIREK (2014) 20 mins

A student filmmaker struggles to finish her most personal short film when her non-actor actor bares his emotions on cam.


Quark Henares

MY DATE WITH JAO MAPA (2000) 19 mins

Alexa Lindo is matinee idol Jao Mapa’s biggest fan, and she goes through great lengths to get a date with him. 

A sweet, lighthearted romantic comedy that proves that dreams do come true!


Quark Henares

CHILDSTAR (2001) 8 mins

Former child celebrity Ria Avelino trudges through life in New York, going through auditions looking to regain even a smidge of her former glory.


Carlo Francisco Manatad

JUNILYN HAS (2015) 14 mins 

A dancer in a nightclub, Junilyn has to learn new moves to attract more customers during the Pope's visit to the Philippines. But while she rehearses, she is also preparing her bold move to free herself.


Password: jhscreenerpek2

Arnold Arre & Emil Flores

LAKAS NG LAHI  (2014) 10 mins

Three Filipino warriors fought against the oppression of the Spanish regime in the late 19th century.


Jay Rosas & Mark Limbaga

Budots: The Craze (2019) 20 mins 

"Budots" has swept the Filipino masses by storm. But the dance craze that has people move around in uncoordinated, freestyle dance to a weird mix of electronic sound and noises, originated in Davao City in Southern Philippines before it got viral in the Internet and social media. An internet bum and a small group of people in his community started it all.


Password: tiwtiw

Joel Ruiz

The End is Bigger than Love (2014) 27 mins 

Two ex-lovers meet at the end of the world.


Jeffrie Po

Ang Ikaduhang Pagbalik (2017) 25 mins 

English title: The Second Coming

A man finds his fate in the path of a certain church when a pastor convinced him to join their gathering.


Edmund Telmo

3021 (2018) 13 mins 

Operation Holokaustus has killed all but one untouchable and he's left alone in a hardly habitable planet because of the post-truth wars. When he tried to teleport to other planets using the machine he created, he opened a communication to a fugitive scientist who happens to be the one who preserved him.


Password: holymountain

Samantha Lee

AGOS (2011) 22 mins

A glimpse into the life of surfer Mocca Eduzma as she goes about her daily life in a rural village in the Philippines. It goes beyond the stereotype of the "surfing lifestyle" while at the same time explores its fundamental values like perseverance, simplicity and passion.


Austin Tan 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MYLENE! 2023 KA NA. (2018) 9 mins

Philippines, 2023. Jocy, a security guard, tries to get home to celebrate the birthday of her daughter, She tells her friend, Huana, of a nightmare she had the night before. On their way home, both experience strange and mysterious things, similar to Jocy's nightmare.


Emman Mariano

BISTEK (2019) 20 mins

Bistek follows Marko, an 24 year old copywriter who is mourning the loss of his only family left, his mother, Grace. Marko, filled with regret, tries to save enough money in order to give his mother Grace a final resting place. Marko works at a small advertising company where he is a writer. There, he is forced to succumb to his Boss’ demands and requests and his artistic freedom is not respected. Fearful that he might lose his only source of income, Marko tries and tries to meet his Boss’ demands.


Jan Michael Jamisola

ODA SA MGA NANGANGARAP (2015) 22 mins.

A machine capable of recording ideas directly from the mind is invented, and an out-of-work comedian suffering from depression uses it to learn if he still has the gift to make people laugh.


Password: pelikuLAB

Mervine Aquino

BAGUIO ADDRESS NO. 10 (2018) 15 mins.

Baguio Address No. 10 reflects on the filmmaker’s family’s experiences of moving from house to house in Baguio City, Philippines.The filmmaker and his mother recount memories of their old homes and the family’s repetitive experiences of packing (and unpacking), moving, and accumulating things over the years. They try to imagine and describe a “dream house” and await the possibility of owning a house in the future.


Password: videohome

Mario Flores

PUTO (2018) 17 mins.

The volleyball player Ylon is distracted during a game as he is haunted by the events that transpired towards his family days before.


Christine dela Paz

ANAMAMANA (2019) 8 mins

This film is about two women, a mother and a daughter, with two different personalities and how being stuck together at home further strains their relationship.


James Fajardo


A fishing community faces an impending demolition because the landowner is planning to transform the place into a beach resort. One of the fisherfolks is Simon, a teenage boy, who had a menstruation in the middle of fishing. Simon aims to discover his identity through the help of his best friend Pancho to avoid bullying in his school. Simultaneously, his father, Nestor, an activist leader in their community, organizes and mobilizes the fisherfolks to continue to fight for their houses. Meanwhile, Simon’s mother, Marites, has contrasting opinion and she wants to accept the demolition fee after Mon’s brother died last year due to dynamite fishing.


Shaira Molto

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LOLO! (2019) 10 mins.

A young and loving boy mistakes his Lolo’s funeral for a birthday party.



The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival is a film festival in the Philippines held annually during the month August at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex and various cinemas. Its aim is the development and promotion of Filipino independent films.[1] The film festival is organized by the Cinemalaya Foundation, Inc. with the support of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Econolink Investments, Inc.

Each year, the Festival provides "seed investments" of 500,000 (US$10,000~) to ten independent filmmakers. It has since been increased to 1,000,000 (US$20,000~) since 2019. These ten "finalists" are culled from hundreds of submissions from all over the Philippines. Their films debut at the festival, together with in-competition short films, as well as various out-of-competition works.

The organizing committee, headed by veteran Filipino director and actress Laurice Guillen, oversees the production of the films and the festival. [2]

The latest edition 15th edition of the festival was held from August 2-11, 2019 in Metro Manila and from August 7-13, 2019 in selected regions.

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