Zambo City filmfest reels off Feb. 23-25 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 February 2015 13:33

Nurturing and inspiring Zamboanga-based and young filmmakers to contribute their talent and ingenuity to the film industry, the City Government holds starting today the Zamboanga Film Festival as part of the highlights of the 78th Dia de Zamboanga Festival.

A total of 18 pre-selected entries –9 each for the live action and animation categories will be screened starting today Feb. 23-25 at the Zamboanga Cinematheque in Legionnaire Street. The screening schedules are 10am, 12nn, 2pm and 4pm.

The filmfest is a joint undertaking with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) which operates the cinematheque.

Red Carpet night cum awards night will be held February 25 at Centro Latino where the grand winner for each of the two categories will be known.

The film entries are submitted by young film makers, some of them students of the different colleges and universities in the city.

The finalists for the live action category are as follows: (1) El Cara de Mama by Kimberly Joy Kilat, (2) El Letratista by Ryan Covarrubias, (3) Quando by Mark Kim Tayona, (4) Sombra by Sheena Mae Alcala, (5) Escondido Amor by Icy Mae Colipano (6) Apasol by Ryan Joseph Murcia (7) Con Enfermedad y Buen Salud by Joseph Vincent Suarez, (8) Si el Curiosidad Mata Con el Gato by Aedrian Deniel and (9) Yesterday by Mark Anthony Lee.

On the other hand, the finalists for the animation category are as follows: (1) Balut by Jefrey Ramos, (2) Su Hyong by Lance Ayrton See, (3) Poaching by Wella Lynne Saclolo, (4) El Limosnero by Alexis Cheong, (5) Bira’y Bira by Martin Luigi Bugante, (6) El Bloques by Danica Jane Follero, (7) Atubanga by Danie Alted Nebrija, (8) Flaw? Where? by Jade Christel de Guzman and (9) Dragon Fruit by Richard John Barredo. — Sheila Covarrubias