Film enthusiasts are expected to gather at SM Seaside as the Cebu International Film Festival (Cebu.IFF) runs a five-day international film fest starting September 18, 2018 (Tuesday) with a theme “Amplifying Humanity”.
This year will be a showcase of ten (10) films in competition from US, France, Korea, Japan, Iran, India, and Philippines. All admissions are free.
For the Opening Night at 6:00 p.m. in SM Seaside Cinema 1, Cebu.IFF puts the spotlight on as it announces the nominations for Best Narrative Feature, Best Short Film, Best Cinematography and Best of the Fest. It will also reveal schedules for screenings with partner school, colleges and universities.
Korean Film Night
“It is the first time that we will have a Korean Film Night. This brings a new experience to our audience as we introduce a segment dedicated to resounding Korean popularity in the country. It shall highlight the country’s culture and the director’s prowess in cinematography. Korea’s cinema is at the heart and soul of its nation’s culture amplifying humanity and beliefs through film. This is manifested greatly in the multi-award winning movie ‘Becoming Who I Was’ directed by Moon Chang-Yong,” said Festival Director Peachy Fajatin.
The Korean Film Night, which is one of the highlights, will be happening on September 20, 2018 (Thursday) at the Main Theatre of SAFAD in University of San Carlos-Talamban Campus.
“That is one of the nicest things about films. They take you around the world, show you stories that you would otherwise never know. They let you experience another culture and live it vicariously through an immersive experience on screen,” added Fajatin.
Other film selections are: Shortcut (Philippines), Modern Love (Japan), Honor (Philippines), Naangu (India), and Kupal (India) for the Long films; Nora (US), Gab (France), Swapped (Iran), The Fox (Iran), and Groomed (US) for the Short films.
Meantime, a film caravan will be held on September 19 and 20, 2018 at Benedicto College, Maria Ernestine School, University of the Philippines, SAFAD University of San Carlos Talamban Campus, and Saint Theresa’s College.
There will also be a film making talk entitled “Filmmaking: The Future and Art in the Changing Landscape” with speaker Crispo Mojica on September 20, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the AVR of Saint Theresa’s College.
In the afternoon, 2:00 p.m., of the same day (September 20, 2018), a Film Industry Forum and Business Meeting will happen at the SAFAD Lecture Hall in the University of San Carlos-Talamban Campus.
The Film Industry Forum seeks to gather global filmmakers to celebrate the art and craft of filmmaking, promoting valuable cross-cultural partnerships, and sharing inspirational stories across the globe.
Cebu.IFF organizes film festivals to engage both global and local communities in a creative conversation through the moving image, encourage diversity and harness creativity to masterful craftsmanship capturing the large variety of the human condition.
A non-profit organization, Cebu.IFF serves as the leading International Platform to showcase world-class films while also promoting Philippine produced narrative and animated films to the rest of the world.