Good day readers! The 8th Mindanao Film Festival proudly rolled its carpets out yesterday at Cinema 5 of Gaisano Mall of Davao. As an opening film, they showed “Crossfire”, Dabawenyo filmmaker Arnel Mardoquio’s entry to the 8th Dubai International Film Festival.
Led by Festival Director Rudolph Alama, this event will run from December 4-11, 2012, showcasing over 30 films made by our Mindanao Talents. The entries for the 8th MFF are as follows:
Perspectives: The Mindanao Hollywood
A selection of films made by the more established regional filmmakers which are shot and produced in Mindanao; These films not just provide a window to the divergent stories and rich cultural tradition of the island but also provide the plausibility of creating a film industry in the region.
Crossfire by Arnel Mardoquio
Tambara by Orvil Bantayan
The Thank You Girls by Charliebebs Gohetia
As He Sleeps by Sheron Dayoc
Davao City one of the acknowledge filmmaking centers in Mindanao, annually the City produces a rich throve of films made by its burgeoning independent filmmaking movement, the Davao Film selection for Mindanao Film Festival 2012 features short films from up and coming Dabawenyo filmmakers.
“Masaligan” by Gary Bautista
“Gugma ni Pilo” by Albert Egot
“Somnolence” by Aidx Paredes
“Migo Niño” by Sonny Campaner
“Traynta” by James Labrigas
“Bedtime” by Dawn Rufon
Films from Across the Island
Aside from Davao City, several cities and provinces like the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga counts the presence of a small but active community of filmmakers, the section features their works which highlights the growing diversity of the Mindanao film community.
“Pagsaha” by Kim Regulacion
“Sentimiento Del Maga Quieto” by Vincent Suarez
“Tsinelas ni Loloy”- by Dennis Coronel
“Ang Pagkamatay ni Wonder Woman” by Dennis Coronel
“Damgo” by Giojoe Amoguis
The Mindanao Film Festival also presents some documentaries made by Mindanaoan.
“Under the Purple Sky” by Nef Luczon
“Sino” by Jemm de Leon
The schools are a potential breeding ground for the future Mindanoan filmmakers, Some of the films selected represent various school-based film projects/programs created by the students.
PWCine ( films from the Philippine Womens College of Davao)
“Puzzle by Lew Andrew Avila”
“Art Room” by Paul Labang
“Gayuma” by Vannah Ang
“Labo-Labo” by Jeff Sabayle
“Me” by Alex Lara
“Paet” by Monique Patricia Azcona
“Coffee Shop” by Kethley Uy
Batch 2 From other schools
“Salamin “ Lovely Dumagan
“Taraz” by Jaymark Fernan
Guerilla Cinema (Guerilla Filmmaking Category)
Started in 2003 and is considered as the forerunner of the Mindanao Film Festival, the Guerrilla Filmmaking Workshop and Festival was designed to share to interested individuals the basic tenets of guerrilla filmmaking. The workshop participants are required to produce short films as part of the course, it was also opened to non-workshop participants in which they have to race for a given amount of time to finish their films.
Guerilla Film Workshop
“Sintunado” by GF9 Productions (Davao Guerilla)
“Ang Pagpadyak ni Elias” by Lalucky Productions (Davao Guerilla)
“Goyak” by Red Lines Productions (General Santos Guerilla)
“Nene” by Tambay Productions
“Stola” by Diangas Films
“Candelario” by Guerilla Icon Productions
“Medalyon” by Eyemazing Productions
“Pukot” by Stop and Stare Productions
Guerilla Open Category
“Flora Mae ang Biktima” by Bonnie Achacoso
“Bantay” by Gary Bautista
“El Pundido Luz de La Caza” by Aedrian Araojo
“Memo” by Ryan Paco
Special Exhibit Davao Pop Cinema
Smek’m shorts by Leo Jorge Bautista
LET’S SUPPORT OUR LOCAL ARTISTS! 🙂 If you’re curious but not quite sure what to watch, check out trailers and synopses by clicking THIS LINK. Thanks and see you at the cinemas! 🙂