IN line with its program to support and empower local film festivals, the Film Development Council of the Philippines is partnering with Solar Entertainment Corporation to host Sinag Maynila 2018 films in its SM Cine Lokal theaters starting today and hold the FDCP Film Talks @ Sinag Maynila.
Sinag Maynila boasts a powerful line up of feature films in competition which include “Abomination” directed by Yam Laranas, “Bomba” directed by Ralston Jover, “El Peste” directed by Richard Somes, “Melodrama/Random/Melbourne!”
directed by Matthew Victor Pastor, and “Tale of the Lost Boys” directed by Joselito Altarejos. “Cine Lokal aims to be a venue for quality films to be made available to Filipino audience and by supporting Sinag Maynila, these creative and meaningful films will have a home and will be watched by not just film enthusiasts, but the general public,” said FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Dino.
Furthermore, Sinag Maynila will be featuring the FDCP Film Talks @ Sinag Maynila tomorrow at SM North EDSA Cinema 3 at 1 p.m.. This is a special panel discussion on the international journey of films from film festivals to distribution and will be free of charge. Registration starts at 12:30 p.m.. The panel features Jeremy Segay, Korea and South East Asia Representative of Unifrance; Takeo Hisamatsu, Festival Director of Tokyo International Film Festival; and our very own, globally recognized director, and co-founder of Sinag Maynila, Brillante Mendoza.
FDCP’s strengthened partnerships with film festivals and organizations starting with Sinag Maynila is also in line with the celebration of the one hundred years of Philippine cinema.
Make sure to catch all Sinag Maynila films in all Cine Lokal theaters in Manila from March 9-15, 2018.
For more information, visit the Cine Lokal facebook page and other FDCP social media accounts.