Festival Screenings


Active Vista presents cinema that challenges our visual acuity. In 20/20, we bring focus to narratives of different colors and stories at the margins of our sight to see the world in 20/20 — with an awareness of those in the peripherals, with sharpness and clarity of vision, with a depth of perception, and hopefully, through the lens of humanity.

Active Vista Frontlines

Active Vista presents films on the frontlines that speak truth to power. The films banner the most relevant issues of our times, inviting us to look closer and beyond the headlines, and examine the social architecture and infrastructures that enable the horrors that haunt our nation.

Active Vista Home Fronts

Active Vista presents stories at the home fronts that redefine battle lines. The films present varying narratives of personal struggles in the context of society, ushering us to a reflection of our quest for truth as an innately human act of liberation.

Active Vista Resistance in Memory

Active Vista presents digitally restored films of the ABS-CBN Film Restoration Project that created cultural blueprints of our history. The films chronicle the periods and facets of our peoples’ struggles, imprinting a collective remembrance of our courage and resistance. 

Active Vista Frames

Active Vista features short films that tell compelling stories on different frames of human struggles. Curated into three programs, these films bear witness to life’s intricacy and absurdity, depth and humor,  pain and beauty through a parade of stories captured through the lens of the participating filmmakers — women telling stories of resistance, artists reclaiming spaces to present the true narratives of our communities, and individuals immersing in the process of the expression of their personal struggles in our society.

Shorts Program 1 - Women in the Forefront

Ang Pagkalma sa Unos   |   The Mortician of Manila   |   What I Would Have Told My Daughter If I Knew What to Say Back Then   |.  Here, Here   |   Tokwifi   |   Basurero   |   Lola Loleng


Shorts Program 2 - (Re)establishing Shots

Dagami Daytoy   |   Budots: The Craze   |   Nangungupahan   |   Manila Scream   |   Si Astri Maka Si Tambulah   |   The Slums


Shorts Program 3 - Moving Portraits

Pabasa Kan Pasyon   |   Jodilerks Dela Cruz, Employee of the Month   |   Isang Daa’t Isang Mariposa   | Excuse Me Miss, Miss, Miss   |   SPID   |   Kontrolado ni Girly ang Buhay N’ya   |   Fatigued