Short films will be projected in HD format at Gateway, June 3

Arnold Reyes (top frame, left) and Von Arroyo topbill the short film Pera-perahang Lata, which will be shown on June 3 at Gateway digital cinema. It will be screened back-to-back with another short titled Technophilia.

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Gateway Cineplex 10, and Colorwheel Media Studios present Indie HD, the premiere of the Filipino and Korean independent short films Pera-perahang Lata and Technophilia in HD format. The event will also feature a discussion on digital technology in indie films today.

Directed by Rianne Hill Soriano, the two films will be projected in HD format at the Gateway Dolby Super Digital Cinema (Cinema 1) on June 3, 2009, 6:30 pm.

Von Arroyo makes his film debut in Pera-perahang Lata, a film exploring the many facets of a struggling life in a world that is full of unpredictable moments—where things are beyond one's control. The film is produced through a grant from the NCCA.

The Korean film Technophilia, a Korean-Filipino-Iraqi film production, shows how technology can shape people's lifestyles, affect their relationships, and make their interactions as mechanistic as their gadgets. It addresses the idea of a balanced life by giving importance to human relationships while enjoying the perks of life's modernity and convenience—instead of technology destroying the humanistic aspect of lives and relationships. Made possible through the filmmaker's participation to the Asian Filmmakers Training Program in Seoul, Korea last year, the film is supported by the Korean Film Council, Korean Academy of Film Arts, and Korea University.

The films will be shown in HD format, not via a low resolution DVD projection. Within the premiere of the said films will be a full program incorporating a brief discussion on how independent filmmakers can maximize the filmmaking process. Gateway will provide information on how the digital cinema is starting to shape the future of film theaters. Christie will give basic details about the HD projection on digital cinemas. Optima Digital will discuss the feature film workflows available for filmmakers, and the NCCA will impart information about their grant system for independent filmmakers. The Minister and Consul General of the Korean Embassy will be a guest of honor during the event.

A question and answer session will follow after the screenings.

FREE ADMISSION. First come, first served.



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