Friday, November 14, 2014

Lilas Binisaya 2014




PRESS RELEASE

LILAS BINISAYA FILM FESTIVAL


Friday, November 28, 2014–November 30, 2014

Opening: Friday, November 28, from 5:00 to 9:00pm, Free admission

Lilas Binisaya Inc. and Bisdak Pride Inc. are pleased to announce the Lilas Binisaya Film Festival, a competitive short film festival to be held at the Cine Oriente Theater. The event is part of the Cinemas in the Region program funded by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). This film festival is also endorsed by the Province and City of Cebu and the Department of Education and CHED- Cebu.

A total of thirteen short films have been chosen for the short films in competition program with the following titles; Handumanan sa Usa ka Salida directed by Ivan Karol Martinez, Mga Hunahuna ni Erlinda Bayonita directed by Sheree Tampus, Ang Pagpangita directed by Aprillice Alvez, Damgo ni Magdalena directed by Kier Belleza, Silingan directed by Daniel Bautista, Hipalgan directed by Patricia Joy Martinez, Dream On Bai! directed by Hanz Florentino, Halok directed by Hanz Florentino, Handurawan directed by Jaylou Dari, Kulto directed by Dulcelyn Insong, Mga Patay Nga Bitoon directed by Andrei Karoly "Amaya Han" Hernandez, Urom directed by James Arthur More Oliva and Mugna directed by Kristiana Sayson.


The festival will also showcase the Best of Cebuano Shorts Program featuring Saranghae My Tutor directed by Victor Villanueva, Doktora directed by Christian Linaban and To Siomai Love directed by Remton Siga Zuasola. These are award winning Cebuano short films that have garnered national awards at the CineManila, Cinemalaya and Gawad Urian, respectively.

Lilas Binisaya Film Festival will open with the screening of Ang Manok ni San Pedro, a Cebuano film directed by Joe Macachor in the 1970’s. Considered as one of the highest grossing Cebuano films to date, it catapulted now PB member Julian Daan aka Stevan Escudero to a successful career in radio, TV and local politics. Ms. Pilar Pilapil, a noted Cebuana actress will also grace the opening ceremonies of Lilas Binisaya Film Festival.

The festival’s closing film is Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon, a Lav Diaz film that recently won the grand prizes at the World Premiere Festival in Manila, Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland and Sao Paulo International Film Festival in Brazil.

The grand prize winner of the Lilas Binisaya Film Festival will receive a cash award of Php10,000 and a one year film grant from the Film and Media Arts International Academy (FMA).

Cine Oriente Theater is located at the Collonade Mall in Colon St., Cebu City. 

Lilas Binisaya film festival opens tonight in Cine Oriente
Lilas Binisaya Film Festival opens November 28
Cebuano filmmakers to hold short film festival on Nov. 28-30

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