Mindanao Film Festival Roadshow set in Tagum City

THE FILMS of the 12th Mindanao Film Festival will be screened in Tagum City this February 22-24 at the Cinema 2 of Gaisano Mall Tagum.

About 60 films from different filmmakers across Mindanao will be exhibited in the three-day roadshow organized by the Mindanao Film and Television Development Foundation Inc. (MFTDFI), the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).

Regular ticket prices (P135) will apply, and screening schedules are based on themed film blocks.

Among these blocks include Filmathon DavNor films, Nabunturan Independent Film Exhibition (Nabifilmex), Ohana (films about Family), Population Development Films, Bahaghari (films tackling LGBT issues), Crime Does Not Pay (films that delves about crime and their repercussions), CineReal (documentaries), Amigo Ta (films about friendship), Estudiante Blues (films about student life) and Nagmahal, Nasaktan (films about love and heartaches).

The Filmathon DavNor films are eight short films shot in Tagum City during the Guerrilla Filmathon, a 24-hour filmmaking race which was held in Tagum City last year.

Also two feature length productions, the 2015 Busan International Film Festival Mecenat awardee “Crescent Rising” by Sheron Dayoc and the Marilog-shot “Baboy Halas” by Bagane Fiola which was recently screened in Rotterdam, Netherlands will also be shown during the roadshow.

“We hope to promote Mindanawan filmmakers thru the roadshow and also we hope to develop and audience for Mindanawan films.” Says Lou Raphael Cañedo, president of the MFTDFI.

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