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Active Vista presents films on the frontlines that speak truth to power. These films banner the most relevant issues of our times, inviting us to look closer and beyond the headlines, and examine the social architecture and infrastructures that enable the horrors that haunt our nation.

English Title: Philippine Science

(with English subtitles)


Amidst the chaos of Martial Law in this Third World country in the 1980s, six teenagers in the top high school for the sciences discover themselves as they go through the joys and pains of adolescence. They were the top two hundred students from all over the Philippines who passed the examination for the Philippine Science High School, which was created for the purpose of giving an education highly enriched in the Sciences to exceptionally gifted Filipino children. Selected from the best and brightest from all over the country, they endure college-level courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics from their sophomore year onwards. Those who can make it are hailed as the future science and technology leaders of the New Republic, those who don’t are deemed unfortunate victims of natural selection. They all learn however that they are neither isolated from the real world nor are they exempted from living real lives.

Awards & Festivals:

Audience Choice Award, Best Director | Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, 2007

Best Motion Picture (Drama), Best Director (Auraeus Solito), Best Musical Score (Vince De Jesus, Jobin Ballesteros), Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress (Eugene Domingo), Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Original Song | Golden Screen Awards Philippines, 2008

Digital Movie Musical Scorer of the Year (Vince De Jesus, Jobin Ballesteros) | Supporting Actress of the Year (Eugene Doming) | Star Awards for Movies, 2008

Audience Choice Award, Grand prize of the International Jury | Vesoul Asian Film Festival, 2008

  • Year
  • Runtime
    120 minutes
  • Language
    Filipino, English
  • Country
  • Director
    Kanakan Balintagos (Auraeus Solito)
  • Screenwriter
    Henry Grageda
  • Filmmaker
    Kanakan Balintagos (Auraeus Solito)
  • Cast
    Gammy Lopez, Annicka Dolonius, Carl John Barrameda, Elijah Castillo, Shayne Fajutagan, Jonathan Neri, EJ Jallorina, Eugene Domingo, Arnold Reyes, Alfred Labatos
  • Cinematographer
    Charlie Peralta
  • Editor
    Mikael Angelo Pestaño & Kanakan Balintagos (Auraeus Solito)
  • Production Design
    Hai Balbuena, Dante Garcia, Martin Masadao, Regie Regalado
  • Composer
    Carina Evangelista
  • Music
    Buddy Zabala & Ebe Dancel