Cinematic PH tour via Indie Bravo!-Fully Booked fest
Shorts and feature films from all over the country are being showcased at the “Inquirer Indie Bravo!-Fully Booked Film Festival: The Best of Filipino Films 2013 Plus,” ongoing at the U-View of Fully Booked High Street, Bonifacio Global City, until Dec. 12.
Programmer Teddy Co has dubbed the two programs of short films as Cinema Rehiyon Reloaded.
Organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts every February, Cinema Rehiyon gathers the best indie filmmakers from the provinces.
“These short films were first shown at the 5th Cinema Rehiyon held in Los Baños last year and at the 6th edition in Cagayan de Oro early this year,” Co explained.
The two shorts programs, which run for 50 minutes, are “thematically curated” and will be shown on Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, both at 9 p.m.
On Nov. 27, the shorts to be shown under the heading “Risky Business” are Rick Malaki III’s “Amog” from Davao, Aiess Alonso’s “Katapusang Labok,” Cebu, and Brianne Amparado’s “Cabatingan,” Pampanga.
Also featured on Nov. 27, under the heading “Transgressions and Taboos,” are Ryanne Murcia’s “No Ama Conmigo,” from Zamboanga; Richard Mars Caberte’s “Kaon Ta,” Cagayan de Oro; Aedrian Araojo’s “Si El Curiosidad Mata Con El Gato,” Zamboanga, and Joe Bacus’ “Ika-3 Putahi,” Cagayan de Oro.
On Dec. 4, the following shorts will be shown, under the heading “Variations on Love”: Steve Cardona’s “Isang Karaniwang Kuwento ng Pag-Ibig,” from Batangas; Chloe Veloso’s “Ina-Tay,” Cebu, and Glenmark Doromal’s “Ang Wala’y Kahumanang Adlaw,” Iligan City.
Also to be screened on Dec. 4, under the heading “Laughter All the Way,” are JT Cadiz’s “Isang Araw, May Halimaw,” from Laguna; Samantha Solidum’s “Diskonek,” Butuan; Aedrian
Araojo’s “El Pundido Luz de Casa,” Zamboanga, and Sonny Campaner and Warred Julian’s “Migo Niño,” Davao.
Likewise part of the fest lineup are four full-length feature films shown in Cinema Rehiyon, said Co.
Nov. 27 (6:30 p.m.): Keith Deligero’s “Kordero sa Diyos,” Cebu.
Nov. 29 (6:30 p.m.): Nueva Ecija-based Mes de Guzman’s “Ang Kwento ni Mabuti,” which is also a CineFilipino winner.
Dec. 4 (6:30 p.m.): Alvin Yapan’s “Debosyon,” which is set in Camarines Sur and is also a Cinemalaya product, will be shown. On Dec. 5 (6:30 p.m.): Davao-based Arnel Mardoquio’s “Riddles of My Homecoming,” also a Cinema One winner.
The top winners in various local film festivals are likewise featured at the Indie Bravo!-Fully Booked fest.
Envisioned as an “umbrella” event, the festival trains the spotlight on the very best of film year 2013.
In the lineup are Cinemalaya winners: Hannah Espia’s “Transit” (Nov. 23), Eduardo Roy Jr.’s “Quick Change” (Dec. 9), Jerrold Tarog’s “Sana Dati” (Dec. 7) and Jeffrey Jeturian’s “Ekstra” (Nov. 29).
CineFilipino winners in the fest are De Guzman’s “Ang Kwento ni Mabuti” and Sigrid Andrea Bernardo’s “Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita” (Dec. 9).
Cinema One winners are Jet Leyco’s “Bukas na Lang Sapagkat Gabi Na” (Nov. 28) and “Ang Alamat ni China Doll” (Nov. 22).
Big winners of the Metro Manila Film Festival New Wave are also included: Armando Lao’s “Dukit” (Nov. 28) and Yapan’s “Mga Anino ng Kahapon” (Nov. 26).
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