Check out the PBS Online Film Festival on all PBS digital platforms, You Tube and PBS social media channels. We are showcasing 25 short films that feature a diversity of subjects, voices and viewpoints.
You will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite short film from March 4 through March 22; the film with the most votes will receive the People’s Choice Award. The winning film will be announced in early April.
Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco are co-founders of the National Film Society. With a uniquely brainy and offbeat style, the National Film Society produces weekly web videos about movies, filmmaking and pop culture as a part of PBS Digital Studios.
Patrick Epino is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and online designer. He was selected by the film magazine, The Independent, as one of its “10 Filmmakers to Watch” for his first feature film, Mr. Sadman, which he both wrote and directed, about a 1990 Saddam Hussein double who loses his job and moves to Los Angeles to start his life over. As a designer, he most recently served as the Director of Online and New Media at Suey Creative. Patrick is a graduate of the University of Chicago and earned his MFA in Cinema from San Francisco State University. He loves the ’90s.
Stephen Dypiangco is an independent filmmaker who writes, directs and produces narrative films and documentaries. His personal documentary Home Unknown (currently in post-production) follows his journey to the Philippines to rediscover his heritage with a pair of uncooperative sidekicks – his parents. As a Producer of Marketing and Distribution (PMD), Stephen’s recent projects include the Oscar-winning short film God of Love and the feature documentary How To Live Forever. Stephen is an alum of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and NYU’s graduate film program. He enjoys karate and math (just kidding).