First-ever Untold Stories at Night film festival shows that films can be shot with just a smartphone

POSTED BY: Lionell Go Macahilig
2022-06-26 14:41:00 PHT

Samsung celebrated Filipino filmmakers at the first-ever Untold Stories at Night, a festival that screened short films shot using the Galaxy S22 Ultra, last June 17 at the BGC Arts Center in Taguig.

Samsung tapped five of the country’s top directors and #TeamGalaxy Ambassadors to create original short films, which ranged from romance to science fiction.

Pepe Diokno’s ​​Siargao: Day and Night is a story of resiliency and triumph after Typhoon Odette. The beautiful island recovers from the typhoon, bringing life and nightlife back to the town. Sinag tells the story of Rafael, who dreams of performing in his town’s only bar. He decides to defy all rules and performs against all odds. The film is directed by Noel Escondo and Tristan Cua of Mobile Filmmaking Philippines, a community of filmmakers.

In Mikhael Red’s Lumina, the titular character is a young girl who books a ride to another galaxy when she is pursued by darkness. Lastly, Samantha Lee’s It was a love story (after all) follows star-crossed lovers who get a second chance at love under mysterious circumstances.

The premiere was attended by members of the media and #TeamGalaxy Ambassadors such as photographer BJ Pascual, host and beauty queen Erika Kristensen, Director Gino Santos, and model LA Aguinaldo. Guests were given the opportunity to experience first-hand the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s Nightography features.

Breaking the rules of the night

Samsung broke the rules of content creation with Nightography, which brings in more light, motion, and detail, even in low-light situations. This technology, along with the other innovative features of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, allows aspiring filmmakers to create movie magic with just a smartphone.


“Untold Stories at Night celebrates the talent of our Team Galaxy filmmakers, as well as the innovations we have made in mobile filmmaking technology. We hope that these films encourage others to pursue their dreams of filmmaking. It’s now possible to shoot short films without professional equipment. All you need is a smartphone with a powerful and cutting-edge camera,” shares Marlene Cinco-Caballes, Samsung’s Head of Corporate Marketing.