Sunday, September 30, 2012

Schedule of screenings: "CINEMAREHIYON: Cinema in the Regions [Binisaya Film Festival]”

CINEMAREHIYON: Cinema in the Regions “Binisaya Film Festival”
University of San Carlos College of Architecture and Fine Arts Theatre
October 5-7, 2012

Friday, 5 October 2012

5p-6.30p – Sabado Sabado

7p-8.3p – Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria

Terya, a simple island girl is about to leave her home to marry a foreigner. Her journey ignites a series of events and introduces certain characters that affect her eventual decision to stay or go. The story takes place in the scenic Olango Island in the midst of the Baliw-Baliw Festival that hold parallel to Terya’s state of mind as she walks towards her destiny.

Jury Prize and Best Musical Score – Cinema One Originals and Junjeu Film Festival (South Korea) Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Director, Best Film – Gawad Urian

9p -10.3p- Di Ingon Nato
“Not like us” or “Di Ingun na’to” is the story of far–flung villagers in a Cebu boondock and how they respond to a zombie infestation. Armed with their old age beliefs and practices, the narrative is a fresh take on the zombie genre and boondock sensibilities.
Best Feature Film – Macabre Film Festival, Mexico

Saturday, 6 October 2012

2p-4pm - Music Video: The Death and Resurrection

2:30 (Screening of local music videos)

4.3p-6p - BINISAYA Short Films in Competition

6.3p – 8p - Walay Tumoy na Punterya

With a detached workmanlike precision, Director Cierlito Tabay dives right into the subculture of the backyard gunmaking industry in Danao, Cebu, eschewing voiceover narration and letting the power of the issue speak for itself. The film effectively depicts a city torn between supporting the craft that it’s been known for (in the process breathing life to its economy) and enforcing the law against loose firearms.

Best Documentary Film – Sining Pambansa Film Festival / Film Development Council of the Philippines

8.30p – 10p – My Paranormal Romance

Merry just wants to focus on her studies to secure her future, discarding romances and relationships as nonsensical distractions. She wants to get in the toughest university in the country, S.H.U (Super Hard University)

But Life throws her a curve-ball in the form of a mystical object that makes Merry a magnet for everything paranormal.

Special Prize (Best Production Design) – Cinema One Originals Film Festival

Sunday, 7 October 2012

9a -10.3a - Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa

The film won Best Picture in this year's Urian Awards, as well as 6 other awards, including Best Actor for Paulo Avelino. A film that mixes dance and poetry by Filipina writers, it tells the story of Marlon (Paulo Avelino) who is enamored by Karen (Jean Garcia), his literature professor. He follows her after class and discovers that she moonlights as a dance teacher and choreographer. To impress her, he asks Dennis (Rocco Nacino), his classmate and Karen’s assistant in the dance studio, to teach him the dances that Karen teaches in her classes before actually enrolling. A unique love triangle, one wherein the point is to share love and not to exclusively own love, ensues.

11a – 12.3p -- The Future of Animation

1p – 2.3p - BINISAYA Short Films in Competition

3p – 4.3p - Regional Short Films in Exhibition

5p – 6.30p - Ang Manok ni San Pedro

Ang Ang Manok ni San Pedro ay isang palabas sa telebisyon sa Pilipinas noong 1977 na ipinalabas sa RPN 9. Isang katangian ng palabas na ito ang pagkakaroon ng nagsasalitang manok na tandang.

7p – 8.30p - Kordero sa Diyos

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


 Karong Oktubre 5 – 7, 2012 sa University of San Carlos College of Architecture and Fine Arts (USC-CAFA) Theatre ilunsad ang “CINEMAREHIYON: Cinema in the Regions [Binisaya Film Festival]” kun “Binisaya”.
Kini usa ka flagship nga proyekto sa National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) pinaagi sa NCCinema nga nagsuporta sa pagpasundayag sa mga salida sa mga filmmakers sa nagkalain-lain nga rehiyunal nga film festival.

Sa umaabot nga “Binisaya” naglangkub kini og film competition, film exhibition ug awarding ceremony. Sa film competition atong masaksihan ang mga entries sa short filmsdocumentary ug music video. Abli ang tema, apan gi-awhag nga ang mga submissions maghulagway sa mga naandan natong mga Bisaya.         
Ipasundayag usab ang nagkalain-lain nga mga classic ug contemporary Cebuano films sama sa “Manok ni San Pedro”, “My Paranormal Romance” ug “Ang Damgo ni Elueteria”. “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa”, isip guest-film, motagbaw kanato aron maablihan ang atong pagsabot sa gender-equality.

Ang “Binisaya” karong tuiga una nga “Cinemarehiyon”, sa mubo nga kasinaitan niini. Apan, niadtong Oktubre 30, 2009 sa Turtle’s Nest gi-feature ang “Uwan Init Pista sa Langit”, “Yawyaw” ug “Mga Damgo” isip mga salida sa unang “Binisaya”. Gisundan niadtong December 2 – 3, 2011, isip ika-duha’ng “Binisaya” nga nag-feature og short ug full length films. Ang USC CAFA Theatre nahimong venue niini.

Usa sa mahukmano’ng output sa ika-duha nga “Binisaya” mao ang pagsalida sa “Biyernis Biyernis” (One Day. One City, Seven Stories) usa ka full-length film nga gimugna sa pito ka Cebuano filmmakers. Kini gi-feature sa British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) Fast Track og, niadtong Hunyo ning tuiga, gipasalida sa Yerba Buena screening room sa San Francisco, California.

Karong Oktubre 5, ipa-salida ang gi-produce sa mga organizers nga laing full-length film isip featured film sa “Binisaya”.

Lakbay Binisaya

Sa pikas bahin, usa sa importanteng tumong ning maong festival mao ang pagsiguro sa lapad ug lawn nga partisipasyon sa mga manan-away. Kay matud pa ni direktor Lino Brocka, ang mga manan-away o ang katawhan usa sa importanteng hinagiban aron moluntad ang industriya sa pelikula.

Apan moluntad lamang kini, kung ang ilang mga kasinatian, sa bisan unsa nga dimensiyon, mahatagan og visual nga katin-awan aron masabtan. Sa ingon, mapangitaan kini og hinanali ug malungtarong alibyo.
Tipik sa pag-hatag og importansiya sa mga manan-away karong tuiga, gipili nato ang mga estudyante ug kabatan-onan isip mga hurado. Nga kun motan-aw tag mga pelikula sa mga emerging filmmakers, ngano’ng dili kita maka pangita og mga bag-ong film critics?


Sama sa naandan sa lapad natong mga kaigso-unan nga magpa-binisaya para matambalan ang nagkalain-lai’ng sakit, ang “Binisaya” susama niini, diin ang atong mga kasinati-an ug yangu-ngu, matambalan pinaagi sa pagpasundayag sa mga salida nga naghulagway sa atong mga abunda nga kasinatian nga nagpangita og kabag-uhan.   

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Let's Do This Together

The local filmmakers of Cebu will be holding a film festival dubbed as “Binisaya”. “Binisaya” is a film exhibition especially created to present the emerging wave of new Cebuano films to Cebuano audience and at the same time, to create a culture of cinema in Cebu.

  The first “Binisaya” exhibition was held on October 30, 2009 at Turtle’s Nest featuring “Uwan Init Pista sa Langit” “Mga Damgo” and “Yawyaw”. It was then followed on December 2 and 3, 2011 at the College of Fine Arts and Architecture Theater, University of San Carlos and became the first exhibition of Binisaya in a festival featuring short and feature length films from Cebu with guests from Manila and Davao.

“Biyernes Biyernes”, (One Day. One City, Seven Stories) a full-length film made through the collaborative efforts of seven local filmmakers became the featured film. In fact, “Biyernes Biyernes” was featured in BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation’s) Fast Track and was shown at the Yerba Buena screening room in San Francisco , California .

Now comes “Binisaya Film Festival 2012” will be the second exhibition of Binisaya in a festival format featuring short and feature length films from Cebu with guests from Manila, Davao and one foreign film this coming October 5, 6 and 7, 2012.

Binisaya 2012 will start its campus tour through “Lakbay Binisaya 2012” in order to ensure a wider audience, it will start in Ateneo de Davao this coming August 13-14, 2012. 

Submissions to the "CINEMAREHIYON: Cinema in the Regions [Binisaya Film Festival]" must be narrative fiction; 10-20 minutes (including opening/closing credits); dialogue should mainly be in Cebuano; with English subtitles; open theme but preferably should tackle Cebuano life, culture, and experience. 

“Binisaya 2012” is supported/partly funded by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). Part of the proceeds of the said festival will go to the "Promoting Human Rights in the context of HIV/AIDS" prevention activities of Bisdak Pride, Inc. and will also be used to train emerging indie film makers in Cebu through the Binisaya Movement.
The three day event designed to showcase short films, narrative, documentary and music video from participating universities and colleges in Cebu . 

We expect more than 5,000 Cebuano audience (mostly students). Any information related to the event please do not hesitate to inquire us at  (Smart) 09217862022 (Sun)    0923-872-0288. Or email us at or .
Thank you very much and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Archdiocese of Cebu to Hold Discernment Conference on the Political Engagement of Public Servants

Archdiocese of Cebu

July 15, 2012

Archdiocese of Cebu to Hold Discernment Conferenceon the Political Engagement of Public Servants

The Archdiocese of Cebu led by Cebu Archbishop Most Rev. Jose S. Palma, D.D., in partnership with religious and lay organizations, will hold the “Cebu Discernment Conference on Political Engagement of Public Servants” on July 20, 2012 at the Cebu Mariners’ Court with the theme, “God’s Love: Everybody Called to Share Responsibilities for Public Welfare”.

The objectives of the conference are: 1) To create a venue where different or even opposing interests can come together and start a process for Church-State collaboration for the common good; 2) To raise the awareness of participants that public service in politics or in any field is a noble Christian vocation; 3) To help inculcate in the minds of participants that the good-governance continuum requires a discernment process.

Invited to the conference are around 1,500 public servants – elected and appointed in the local government units, schools, business, professional organizations, civic clubs, advocacy programs, and representatives from parishes and religious communities whom which the archbishop hopes to be “enough initial force to effect a ‘dent’ or to ‘shovel off’ the mountains of social problems.”

In his invitation, the Archbishop said that the problems of the people are increasing therefore there is an urgency to cooperate for the common good, “Even as we are focused on our respective approaches, I think we share the common conviction that we also need to be united and actively participate in some specific activities…We feel the urgency to come together and help one another, through prayer and sharing of resources.”

Speakers include Visayas Clergy Discernment Group (VCDG) Head Convenor Bishop Gerardo Alminaza, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo, Diocese of Novaliches Msgr. Antonio Labiao, and Dilaab Fr. Carmelo Diola.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Couples for Christ, Association of Women Religious of Cebu, Dilaab, Council of the Laity, Archdiocesan Service Committee and the Cebu Clergy.

For reference:

Archdiocesan Discernment Group
Tel. No. 272-8091; email:
Contact Roxanne for inquiries: 09238720288

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