Davao City Holds Its First Ever Pecha Kucha Night

DAVAO City will finally have its own Pecha Kucha Night tomorrow at Java Jive Quirino starting 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For its maiden voyage, Pecha Kucha will have a theme: “Minute Movies: Telling Big Stories Through Short Films”, as a way to revitalize the city’s film industry and to encourage more creatives to explore using short films as a way to tell larger than life stories.

Pecha Kucha is an international networking, showcase and meet-up event for designers and creatives. It started out in Tokyo 2003 as a way for designers to get together and share their work in public. Since then, the movement has expanded to over 800 countries all over the world.

Pecha Kucha nights all over the world provide their host cities a global stage to showcase their local arts communities as well as avenues to use art as a way to create social change.

Davao’s first Pecha Kucha Night will have a panel featuring renowned local filmmakers and creatives: Bagane Fiola – award-winning filmmaker behind Sonata Maria which is currently part of the latest Cinemarehiyon in Cebu City and Davao Ngilngig Films 2015 – A Collection of Ghost Stories from Davao. Maki Serapio – Sound designer and award-winning indie filmmaker. His work for Sonata Maria recently earned him the Best Sound Design award from the Young Critics Circle in Manila. Gian Enrique – Multimedia artist. He and his team recently won DCPlinado: A Documentary Film Competition hosted by the city government of Davao garnering People’s Choice Award and the coveted First Place. Jad Montenegro – An Indie musician, composer and a famous artisan. Her score of the movie ‘Sonata Maria’ won the Best Musical Score at the Young Critics Circle Awards in 2014.

This event is organized by Dakila Philippines Davao Collective. Dakila is a collective for modern heroism, mobilizing individuals to push for social change. This event is part of Dakila’s prime initiative of using art as a means to inform, inspire, and incite civil society into action.

In conjunction with this event, Dakila is holding a film making competition on stories of modern heroism, so participants will have an avenue to showcase their new skills. The competition, CineMinuto, is open for entries from amateur filmmakers from all over the Philippines. These short, 1 minute films should feature stories of modern heroes.

The winners will win a trip to Ilocos, P5,000 worth of gift certificates from different stores, and free tickets to the premier night of “Heneral Luna”, the latest film by award winning director Jerrold Tarog.

For more details, visit the Pecha Kucha Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PechaKuchaDavao) or follow Pecha Kucha Davao on Twitter (@pechakuchadvo)

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