With this year’s theme “Filming the Frontiers,” Cinema Rehiyon on its sixth installment aims to expose the works of the young and aspiring filmmakers residing in different regions of the country
During the press conference in XU Little theater, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Head of the National Committee on Cinema Miguel Rapatan, and Hobart Savior, the Festival Director, explained that this festival is to give support and recognition to the hopeful directors in their eagerness and enthusiasm in producing films which are totally not commercialized and are educational and sensible.
Savior said that this yearly activity aims to let the spectators realize and embrace the diverse culture of people residing in different areas in the country.
“Our uniqueness and diversity should be showcased in a form of art and that is through film making. With this, we will be bringing together and share different cultures which would be very much helpful in terms of uniting people,” Savior said.
This year, a total of 93 digital films from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will be shown in SM City Cinema 3 and XU Little Theater this February 19 to 22.
During the press conference, Savior and Rapatan informed that audiences will not anymore need to buy tickets to watch the films. Instead they just need to bring with them any of these combinations: toothbrush and soap; four pieces sanitary napkins; or toothpaste and soap to be donated in the Visayas for the Yolanda survivors.
Furthermore, there will be an acting workshop to be held in XU Little Theater on February 20 and 21. The acting workshop will be conducted by Rez Cortez and Leo Martinez – veteran actors in the country. A two-week crash course in film production will also be handled and organized by NCCA.
“With all these workshops being organized and offered, we hope that our aspiring filmmakers today will be enriched and equipped with the rightful knowledge and skills in producing sensible films so we could be able to relive or bring back those times when all the films shown in our country was all made with logical sense,” Rapatan added. (Sherlyn E. Lugto/JMOR/PIA10)