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Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan's film made it to the shortlist of an International Short Film Festival in France.

Photo Courtesy || Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan & FDCP
Cordillera - A film by Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan "Hilum" has made it to the International Competition Shortlist of the 43rd Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France. 

Eblahan who traces his roots to Ifugao (father side) and Cebu (mother side) is the director of the film "Hilum" or "Remedy" about a dispassionate young woman who work as a professional 'mourner for hire' at funerals and wakes to earn a living.

Eblahan graduated Magna Cum Laude from DePaul University in Chicago, USA, where he took up Bachelor of Fine Arts in Movie and Television major in Directing. 

At the age of 22, Eblahan directed his very first film "Umbilical Cord to Heaven" or "Taling Pusod patungo sa Paraiso" which  had won the short film competition in the USA.

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The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival is the biggest international film festival dedicated to short films and it is the second largest film festival held annually in France after Cannes.

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The festival is attended by professional film makers and directors from around the world. It is estimated that the festival has an attendance of over 160,000 attendees and 3,500 professionals. 

The festival will begin on January 29, 2021 and will end on February 6. 



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