The self-contained cosmos of the golf course reflects societal structures. Although new 'tee girl' Isabel still has to learn the rules, she's already looking for loopholes to subvert the system.

Director Biography

Rafael Manuel, born 1990 in Manila, is a Filipino writer, director, producer, and editor. His latest short film, ‘Filipiñana’, won the Silver Bear Short Film Jury Prize at the 70th Berlinale International Film Festival. He will develop his debut feature length film at the Cannes Cinèfondation La Residence.


Rafael Manuel


Philippines, United Kingdom


English, Tagalog






24 min.

Human Capital

Sunday, 5 September 16:00 - 17:20 / Kijkhuis 2
80 min.

Also in this session

1. White Eye
Tomer Shushan, 20 min.
2. Filipiñana
Rafael Manuel, 24 min.
3. Vitória
Ricardo Alves Jr., 15 min.
4. Nine Shots
Che-Hsien Su, 15 min.

Pending Personas

Sunday, 5 September 13:30 - 15:30 / Kijkhuis 1
120 min.

Also in this session

1. Las fauces
Mauricio Maldonado, 16 min.
2. Red Aninsri; or, Tiptoeing on the Still Trembling Berlin Wall
Ratchapoom Boonbunchachoke, 30 min.
3. Fruits of Labour
Ophelia Spinosa, 19 min.
4. Filipiñana
Rafael Manuel, 24 min.
5. Traverser la nuit
Johann G. Louis, 21 min.

Student Competition

Friday, 3 September 20:00 - 21:55 / Kijkhuis 2
115 min.

Also in this session

1. I Want to Return Return Return
Elsa Rosengren, 30 min.
2. I Don't Feel At Home Anywhere Anymore
Viv Li, 16 min.
3. Heliconia
Paula Rodríguez Polanco, 27 min.
4. Forever
Mitch McGlocklin, 7 min.
5. Filipiñana
Rafael Manuel, 24 min.