The GMA Artist Center (GMAAC)—now known as the GMA Talent Development and Management Department under newly-promoted Vice President Ida Ramos Henares—will hold its annual independent film festival this month.
Starting September 9, GMAAC's Talent Development Unit under Lou Gopez will be holding a festival of independent films, which will also be an occasion to showcase the best talents to emerge from the center's summer workshops. This year will be the third time that GMAAC sponsors this worthwhile event.
Dubbed "90909: Sindie III, Ang Pagsisimula sa Indie Festival," the week-long event is jointly presented by GMAAC and Robinson's Movieworld. To be showcased are nine short films from the Cinemalaya library, from various independent producers, and from the Directors' Guild of the Phils. Inc.'s Sine Direk, the latter having featured artists from GMAAC.
The films that will be screened during the week-long festival include: Tribu by Jim Libiran, Jay by Francis Pasion, the short film Musa by Dexter Cayanes, Manong by Arnold Argaño, 1017 by Zig Dulay, Bente by Mel Chionglo, Ded Na Si Lolo by Soxie Topacio, Engkwentro by Pepe Diokno, and the premiere screening of Kamada by Raymond Red.
The Sindie film festival opened last night, September 9, at Robinson's Movieworld.
On September 13, graduating workshop participants take centerstage as five short films, products of their hard work, will be screened. The short films are Carl, Limos, Katok, Lapis, and Windang.
A documentary-drama from an independent producer titled Barometer will be screened on September 13, 6:30-10 p.m. at the Cinema 2 of Robinson's MovieWorld. The awards night and the graduation ceremonies will be held on the same night.