Two music videos of Kapamilya singer-songwriter Jayda have qualified as official selections under the Best Music Video category of the International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM) Autumn 2021.
These videos marked Jayda’s venture into directing, with “Paano Kung Naging Tayo?” serving as her directorial debut while the “M.U. (Malabong Usapan)” music video was her co-directing project with Edrex Clyde Sanchez.
On Instagram, the Star Magic artist and RISE Artists Studio talent thanked her label Star Music and ABS-CBN Music head Roxy Liquigan saying, “Thank you for your belief in me and for giving me a chance and platform to expand my creative horizons and to keep challenging myself as an artist and a creator!”
The “Paano Kung Naging Tayo?” MV, with almost 1 million views on YouTube, features former “PBB: Otso” housemate Rhys Miguel. Jayda’s close friend Francine Diaz co-starred with her in the MV for “M.U. (Malabong Usapan),” now with 661,000 views on YouTube.
The two tracks are also part of her eight-track debut album released last June titled “Bahagi.”
The IFFM is an independent film festival in New York City in the U.S. that prides itself in offering a quality selection of world-class films that “encompasses all different genres including narrative features, documentaries, shorts, and student films from all over the world.”
This year’s IFFM Autumn Festival screening will be held online from Oct. 14 to 17 and live on Oct. 16 at the Producers Club in New York City.