The Quezon City Film Development Commission (QCFDC) aims topromote and support the development and growth of the local film industry as amedium for the upliftment of aesthetics, cultural and social values and thebetter understanding and appreciation of the Filipino identity. To meet thesegoals, the QCFDC came up with a film festival for the students called the "1stQuezon City Independent Film Festival," which will be from September 10 to 17,to be held at the Cinema 4 of Gateway Mall in Cubao.
The event is a showcase of short films (animation,experimental, narrative, and documentary) made and produced by our youngfilmmakers from Quezon City universities and colleges. According to JericoAntonio, executive director of this new film fest, 27 short films from sixschools participated in this edition. All of the entries did not exceed morethan 20 minutes as per requirement.
The schools that will be competing for the best short filmin the four categories are University of the Philippines Diliman, Ateneo deManila University, Miriam College, St. Paul University of Quezon City (formerlyknown as St. Paul College), Trinity University of Asia, and Angelicum College.
The jury is composed of award-winning independent filmmakerssuch as Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil (Boses, Pusang Gala), Armando "Bing"Lao (Serbis, Pila Balde), Raymond Red (Cannes Film Festivalwinner for Best Short Film) and Jim Libiran (Tribu).
Here is the list of entries from each school:
Miriam College: "First Day" (narrative); "Kuwadro"(narrative); "Pasada" (narrative); "Taym Pers" (documentary); "Pag-agos"(experimental); "Anong Petsa Na?" (experimental); and "Aya" and (experimental)
University of the Philippines-Diliman: "Anomi"(animation); "Papelove" (animation); "Ziga" (animation); "Kumot ng Panaginip"(narrative); "Puting Ilaw" (narrative); and "Metronome" (experimental)
Angelicum College: "Takipsilim" (narrative); "LucidObsessions" (animation); and "Carbonara" (experimental)
St. Paul University: "Katriel" (narrative); "Shall Ito America?" (narrative); "Dream" (animation); "Ang Nakamamatay na Tisis"(documentary); and "Agap" (narrative)
Trinity University of Asia: "Umbra" (experimental);"Floating Barangay" (documentary); "Nasaan Ka Noong Kailangan Kita?"(narrative); and "Laruan" (narrative)
Ateneo de Manila University: "Alma" (documentary)
Tickets are available at the Gateway Mall Cineplex and arepriced at P80. For the complete schedule of screenings, please visitQCFDC.multiply.com
Two Cinema One films will also be screened during the filmfest. Adolf Alix Jr.'s Tambolista will be screened on September 15 at 8pm while Jerrold Tarog & Ruel Antipuesto's Confessional will beshown on September 16 at 8:20 pm.
Film fest schedule: September 10-17, 2008
Venue: Cinema 4, Cineplex 10, Gateway Mall, AranetaCenter, Cubao, Quezon City