After a rigorous selection process, the Cine Totoo Philippine International Documentary Film Festival would like to announce the 11 finalists for the Philippine Section of its inaugural edition.
The finalists are:
Ferdinand Balanag’s Agbalbalitok
Ivy Rose Universe Baldoza’s Marciano
Sigfreid Barros-Sanchez’s Ang Gitaristang Hindi Marunong Magskala
Rafael Froilan’s Mananayaw
Charliebebs Gohetia’s Kung Giunsa Pagbuhat ang Bisayang Chopsuey (How to Make a Visayan Chopsuey)
Richard Legaspi’s Ang Walang Kapagurang Paglalakbay ng Pulang Maleta
Nef Luczon’s Migkahi e si Amey te, Uli ki pad (Father said, 'Let's Return Home')
Carla Samantha Ocampo’s Walang Rape sa Bontok
Nawruz Paguidopon’s Trip to Haifa
Jan Tristan Pandy’s Gusto na Umuwi ni Joy
Keith Sicat’s Chronicles of the Komikero
“We are very happy with the initial turnout and the eventual finalists. The stories are fresh and compelling. I’m looking forward to how the filmmakers will execute the creative vision and treatment for their respective documentaries” says Festival Director Joseph Israel Laban.
Cine Totoo will be awarding grants worth P150,000 each to the 11 documentarists to produce their respective dream projects. These documentaries will be screened in competition in local theaters this August 2014.
Cine Totoo is a special project of GMA News TV Channel 11.