Philippine Animation Short Film “Marianing” Takes Pride in Pinoy Folklore Roots


Marianing, an animation short film made by Filipino Nikolo Salazar, is a story of a local vampire hunter inspired by a true legend.

You know Filipinos are very close to folklores and stories of mythical creatures. Marianing is a product of this. Below is the gist of the short film animation:

Mariano is a mysterious man with unpredictable, supernatural capabilities. All of his life, he has been followed by an unknown evil that soon affects his love ones. More importantly his beloved wife, Alfonsa.

Now, after finding out the culprit of her killers, he must find them, seek justice and return to his alter ego, Red demon, Blood Shadow, Caped killer of the night, Human son of the Enkantos or better known as “MARIANING

It has received awards such as follows:

  • Grand Prize Winner
  • Animahenasyon Student Category 1st Prize Winner
  • Hero TV , Hero’s Choice Award 2012
  • Digicon 6 Animation Festival Student Category 1st Prize Winner
  • CCP Gawad Alternatibo Film & Video ANIMATION Category 1st Prize Winner

Watch the short animation film below.

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Philippine Animation Short Film “Marianing” Takes Pride in Pinoy Folklore Roots

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