Congratulations, Dx!

After receiving an undetectable HIV status, Dexter finally shows up in his friends' party and reconnects with them, following a long and sudden ghosting in their milestones and lives.

  • Mark Felix Ebreo
    This Is Not A Coming Out Story (2022)
  • Mark Felix Ebreo
    This Is Not A Coming Out Story (2022)
  • Kyle Jumayne Francisco
    Gulis (2019), Whereabouts (2018)
  • Allen Amoguis
    Key Cast
  • Raf Pineda
    Key Cast
  • Jorrybell Agoto
    Key Cast
    Cross My Heart Hope To Die (2023), When This Is All Over (2023), Tether (2023), Filipiñana (2020)
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    20 minutes
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    September 1, 2023
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    6,000 USD
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  • 6th Sine Kabataan Film Festival
    Quezon City
    September 22, 2023
    World Premiere
    Best Director
Director Biography - Mark Felix Ebreo

Mark Felix Ebreo is committed to bringing queer narratives into spaces to increase visibility of stories for people who are yet to discover their true identity. He was selected as a scholar of the Film Development Council of the Philippines to Platform Busan of the Busan International Film Festival. His short film "This Is Not A Coming Out Story" received the 1st Pelikulaya LGBTQIA+ International Film Festival's Best Director, as well as an Honorable Mention in the Short Narrative Category at the 34th CCP Gawad Alternatibo. In addition, the film won the highest honor Cardinal Gold Award as well as Best Screenplay at the 20th CineMapua International Student Film Festival.

He worked as an Assistant Director in Deleter (2023), which won Best Film at the 48th Metro Manila Film Festival.

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Director Statement

Congratulations, Dx! is a celebration of friendship and life, and an exposition of the effects of HIV/AIDS stigma on relationships. 2 years ago, I met someone when I needed a friend and a family. I met him as an energetic person with full of motivation. He helped me in my darkest days, but when he needed me because of his illness, I became unavailable. I never knew that today, he will be the reason I'm making this film.

The lost time, due to HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination, with this very dear friend is what inspired me to do this film. This film is a celebration of us from our absence in each other's lives -
him now a CPA, I, a filmmaker - but both of us, alive and well.

Now I want to us this rare chance as a filmmaker, through Congratulations, Dx!, as a reminder that this film is a friend, is a family. That they have someone, and something, to rely on and get courage from. And that this film will be a tool to eradicate the stigma that HIV/AIDS equate to death.