"Pamanhikan is a great comedy." -- The Cornell Daily Sun
Remember when your parents met your spouse's parents for the first time? For Filipinos, there is a formal occasion for that. It's called a pamanhikan. The short film "Pamanhikan" is a comedic mockumentary that explores what could happen when the supportive mother and ignorant father of a young Filipino gay man meets the disapproving mother and estranged father of his Caucasian fiance.
"Pamanhikan" has been selected into 11 film festivals and has been awarded the Best Screenplay Short at the 2013 Vail Film Festival, the Audience Choice Award at the 2016 Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival and the Programmer's Award at the 2016 Disorient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon.