Good Filipino Kids*
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United States
Release Year & TMFF Edition:
Andrew Acedo
17 minutes
TMFF Awards:
February Winner - Film of the Month, Director of the Month & Screenwriter of the Month


Two Filipino lovers with different upbringings struggle to fulfill cultural and familial expectations, forcing them to face a crossroads in their relationship and individual identities.


*Only a teaser is available for now.


1 Comment
  • Jay

    The feedback on the short film ‘Good Filipino Kids’ is positive and appreciative. The reviewer notes that the film explores the dynamics of a Filipino-American family with authenticity and warmth, without being strident or preachy. The director’s aim of presenting his own ethnic family with a sense of normalcy is praised, and the film is compared to the works of Zadie Smith in depicting the challenges faced by younger generations in post-colonial societies.

    Furthermore, the reviewer commends the technical professionalism of the film, as well as its ability to provide a glimpse into a community that is often ignored by mainstream cinema. Overall, the film is recognized as a worthy recipient of the Film of the Month distinction for its naturalness, suggestiveness, and mature directorial vision.

    Reply March 9, 2023

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