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A Capizeña and UPV alumna wins at INDIEGENIUS!

Southern Lantern Studios is proud to produce one of the only 2 grantees of ₱500,000 from the INDIEGENIUS of iAcademy and Netflix.


Southern Lantern Studios' Tin Velasco, selected at Creative Producer's lab of the Full Circle Lab Philippines.

Full Circle Lab Philippines unveils projects for fifth edition (exclusive)


Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss is back in Locarno together with 27 short films for free online!

A selection of shining gems from the 2021 selection of the Pardi di domani and Open Doors sections of the Locarno Film Festival: 28 short films to take us company throughout February 2022 and available for free, thanks to Swiss Life.

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Sonny Calvento's second film "Mother Maybe" wins TAICCA award at the Malaysian Fiction Feature Film Development Lab (mylab).

The award also entitles the Southern Lantern Studios project an invitation to the Taiwan Creative Content Fest 2023 for pitching opportunities.


The humorous film titled ‘Chase’ directed by Sheron Dayoc gets featured in

GIGIL Philippines has released its latest wacky film for Dannes to promote the brand’s new and improved Dannes Cheese Slices.

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Southern Lantern Studios' latest project,  “Call Her Mother (short film)” by Sonny Calvento has been awarded the Internation Co-Production Fund (ICOF) by FilmPhilippines.

FDCP announced six recipients of its FilmPhilippines Incentives Program’s first 2022 funding round.


Film: Backstage Pass: Life behind the curtains at the CCP.

The Cultural Center of the Philippines in cooperation with Southern Lantern Studios and Daluyong Studios, presents a short feature documentary on the backstage work of the Center’s Theater Crew on March 30, 2022 at 3:00PM at the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater).


A Dark Satire About Worker Exploitation in the Philippines.

In Sonny Calvento’s short film “Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss,” magical realism meets a very unmagical reality.



Ways of the Sea (Halaw) (2010), dir. Sheron Dayoc, Philippines and The House Without a Ground (Rumah Ndak Bertanah) (2019), dir. Putri Purnama Sugua, Malaysia


Excuse Me Miss Miss screened at the Locarno Film festival's OPEN DOORS SHORTS.

From Sundance, Shanghai to Locarnao! 

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Southern Lantern Studios' 6th Finger selected at 2021 Berlinale Co-Production Project Market.

Jan 15, 2021 Berlinale Co-Production Market Brings Together 35 Feature Film Projects Online with International Partners.

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Southern Lantern Studios' latest TVC Project 'MUNDO' for Department of Tourism gets featured in Adobo Magazine.

Campaign Spotlight: DOT’s #BalikanAngPilipinas video invites balikbayans to revisit the country’s captivating tourist sites, activities.


UPV-CMS Student Myra Soriaso clinches 2023 QCShorts grant.

Southern Lantern Studios is proud to produce A CATHOLIC SCHOOL GIRL by MYRA ANGELINE SORIASO for the 2023 QCinema Film Festival.


MANILA, PHILIPPINES — At the 15th Kidlat Awards organized by the Creative Guild of the Philippines and 4As Philippines, members of the advertising industry once again gathered to celebrate creative excellence in the country. 



Take a first look at award-winning director Sheron Dayoc’s new film Gospel of the Beast.


MANILA, Philippines – John Denver Trending is set to screen in South Korea, releasing on November 23 at CGV, Lotte Cinema, and Megabox theaters in major Korean cities.

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The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) has partnered with the Singapore Film Commission (SFC), the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) for the inaugural Malaysian Development Lab for Fiction Feature Films (mylab).

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CreatePHFilms, the Film Development Council of the Philippines’ (FDCP) national funding program for Filipino film projects, announced its nineteen (19) film project recipients of a total of 4.6 million pesos worth of grants for this year’s first cycle.

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Southern Lantern Studios in 2022 Full Circle Lab Philippines.

Full Circle Lab Philippines, the Southeast Asian project and talent development programme, has unveiled the line-up for its upcoming fourth edition.



Another ICOF grantee, feature-length project The Gospel of the Beast,  is being directed by Sheron Dayoc under Filipino production companies Southern Lantern Studios and Thinker Bulb Productions, in collaboration with  E & W Films from Singapore.


ChocoMani Ad directed by Sheron Dayoc gets featured at Campaignbrief, Asia. 

GIGIL Philippines has created a typically weird and quirky new film for local chocolate brand Choco Mani. The brand brings together the best of peanuts and chocolate and is loved among Filipinos.


Eight (8) film projects from Southern Lantern Studios receive grants from Create Philippines!


Sheron Dayoc's THE GOSPEL OF THE BEAST is selected at the 2021 Full circle Lab Philippines.

Full Circle Lab, the Southeast Asian project and talent development program co-led by Matthieu Darras and Izabela Igel alongside the Film Development Council of the Philippines.

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Sundance 2021 Composer Spotlight: EXCUSE ME MISS MISS MISS' Musical Scorer Len Calvo.

Len Calvo is a Manila-based composer, arranger and scorer who has been involved in numerous film, TV and advertising productions. 

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Filmmaker Sonny Calvento on Sundance and why comedy is inherently Pinoy.

Sonny Calvento’s short film “Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss” begins with an utterly familiar mall jingle. A Filipino viewer who grew up in an urban area might be able to recognize the tune and sing along.


Campaign Spotlight: A father’s strength takes center stage in the latest Kwentong Jollibee

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Jollibee just dropped its latest addition to the Kwentong Jollibee film series, with a special tribute to all the dads for Father’s Day.

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