Samsung Launches Untold Stories at Night Film Festival

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Samsung has just launched its first film festival dubbed “Untold Stories at Night” featuring movies by Filipino filmmakers shot entirely using the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. The short films are set to premiere on June 17, 2022 at the BGC Arts Center in Taguig City.

Featuring the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s Nightography, the filmmakers took advantage of the game-changing technology that captures more light, motion, and detail than ever before that produces high-quality images even at night.

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Moreover, Nightography is ingrained within the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s camera system. Its 108MP Wide-angle lens provides category-leading hi-res content alongside a wider view of the scene. 

On the other hand, The 12MP Ultra-Wide camera further expands the view, seeing almost as much as the eyes can. These are joined by the 10MP Telephoto lenses with 3x Optical Zoom and 10x Optical Zoom for long-range photography.

The Untold Stories at Night short films are helmed by some of the country’s most acclaimed directors, powered by the epic features of the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Siargao: Day & Night

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The residents of Siargao have already begun to recover from the devastation of Typhoon Odette. Siargao Rises shows how life, especially nightlife, is coming back to the beautiful island.

The film is directed by Pepe Diokno, who produced Engkwentro, his first-ever feature film, while he was still a student at the University of the Philippines. It won the Lion of the Future – “Luigi de Laurentiis” Award and the Orizzonti Prize at the 2009 Venice Film Festival, among other local and international recognitions. His succeeding films Above the Clouds and Kapatiran have also received international acclaim.

Sinag

Sinag Film Untold Stories by Samsung

Sinag follows the journey of Rafael, who dreams of performing in the only bar in their town in a far-flung province. He embarks on a trip that would change his life.

The film is helmed by Noel Escondo, an award-winning actor, director, and producer; and Tristan Cua, founder of Mobile Filmmaking Philippines. Escondo’s ​​short films Alaala, Baon, Last Night, and Lorna were screened and honored in local and international film festivals. His film Nakaw won Best Short Film at the Gawad Urian and the Minikino International Film Festival. Cua, a pioneer mobile filmmaker in the country, is also the cinematographer of Nakaw.

It was a love story (after all)

It was a love story Untold Stories by Samsung

Cora, a widow in her 60s, wakes up in the middle of the night and finds her bedroom filled with vines and flowers. She looks down to find that she is wearing a beautiful dress, something similar to the one she wore to prom many years ago.

The film is directed by Samantha Lee, a director who advocates for better representation of women and the LGBTQ+ community in local media. Her first feature film, Baka Bukas, won the Emerging Talent Award at Outfest 2017 and the Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. Lee’s follow-up, Billie and Emma, has been screened in over thirty film festivals internationally and won a slew of trophies including the Audience Award for Best Narrative at Inside Out 2019. Her first series starring Lovi Poe and Janine Gutierrez is set to premiere internationally this July.

Lumina

Lumina Film Untold Stories by samsung

When a young girl named Lumina is pursued by mysterious men, she tries to book a ride to escape to another galaxy.

Lumina is directed by Mikhail Red, who at 21, wrote and directed his first feature film Rekorder. The film had its international premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival. Rekorder won several international awards including the Best Director prize at the 2014 Vancouver International Film Festival. This was followed by Birdshot, which was later selected as the Philippine entry to the Academy Awards. Red has also found success with Netflix. Birdshot is the first Filipino film to be internationally distributed on the platform, while Dead Kids is the first Filipino Netflix Original. Red is finishing the third season of the dark fantasy thriller series Halfworlds for HBO.

As a last note, if you’re interested in watching the Untold Stories at Night films listed above, you watch them here starting June 18.

Also, you can purchase your own Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra on their website, Samsung Experience Stores, select Authorized Samsung Stores, Lazada, Shopee, Abenson.com, MemoXpress Online, and telco partners.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is priced at PHP 68,990 (128GB), PHP 72,990 (256GB), and PHP 80,990 (512GB) in Burgundy, Phantom Black, Phantom White, and Green colorways.

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Currently he writes for Gadget Pilipinas and Grit.PH.

He is also a musician, foody, gamer, and PC enthusiast.

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