3-day Zambo Int’l Film fest reels off today PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 25 February 2012 14:51

Zamboanga City will be the center of attraction of the movie industry starting today, Feb. 25 until Monday, Feb. 27, as it hosts Sineng Pambansa: 2012 Zamboanga International Film Festival, adding color and significance to the celebration of the 25th Dia de Zamboanga.

The free screening of local and international independent films will run from 9am until 8pm at the Mindpro Cinema 1 and 3.

The film festival, the second in two years, is a joint undertaking of the Film Development Council of the Philippines and the City Government of Zamboanga with the purpose of showcasing and promoting both local and international films and eventually nurturing and inspiring region-based filmmakers to contribute their talent and ingenuity to the                   industry.

FDC Chairman Briccio Santos and Mayor Celso Lobregat and various personalities from the independent film industry are expected to brief the media today regarding the international film festival.

Red Carpet Night is set at 7 tonight at the National Museum Courtyard with Spanish Ambassador Jorge Domecq and other dignitaries as guests.

Today, Saturday, Feb. 25, the films to be screened at Cinema 1 are Urduja at 9:30am; Chico y Rita at 11:30am; 18 Comidas at 1:30pm; Yo Tambien at 3:30pm and Thelma at 5:30pm. At Cinema 3 on the same day, Xenoa will be on screen at 10am; Balangay at 12noon; Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa at 2pm; Teoriya at 4pm and Red Shoes at 6pm.

Tomorrow, the second day (Feb. 26),  screening at Cinema 1 will be Yo Tambien at 9:30am; Teoriya at 11:30am; Xenoa at 1:30pm; Urduja at 3:30 pm and Balangay at 5:30pm while at Cinema 3 the films will include Iliw at 10am; Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa at 12noon; Biyaheng Lupa at 2pm; screening of a Short Film competition finalist at 4pm and Tambien Iluvia at 6pm.

Day 3 (Feb. 27) screening at Cinema 1 will include Thelma at 9:30am; Urduja at 11:30am; Teoriya at 1:30pm; Chico Y Rita at 3:30pm and Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa at 5:30pm while Cinema 3 will screen 18 Comidas at 10am; Tambien La Iluvia at 12noon; Xenoa at 2pm; La Mitad de Oscar at 4pm and Biyaheng Lupa at 6pm.

Meanwhile, an added feature in this year’s film festival is the 1st Zamboanga short film competition for Zamboangueno potential film makers.

The announcement of winners will be done on Feb. 27 during the closing program of the Zamboanga International Film festival at the Lantaka Hotel. — Sheila Covarrubias