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Centennial Year of Philippine Cinema, natataong pagpugay sa legacy ng Pinoy films

by PEP Troika
Nov 17, 2018

JERRY OLEA: Iprinoklama ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte nitong Nobyembre 8, 2018 ang pagdiriwang ng Centennial Year of Philippine Cinema mula September 12, 2019 hanggang September 11, 2020.

Pagpaparangal ito sa Dalagang Bukid ni Jose Nepomuceno, ang itinuturing na unang pelikulang Pinoy na prinodyus at idinirek.

Ipinalabas ito noong Setyembre 12, 1919.

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Punong-abala sa pagdiriwang ang Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).

“We look forward to commemorating Sandaan, as we call this celebration, not just with our fellow government agencies, but with all sectors of society,” sabi ni FDCP Chairperson/CEO Liza Diño.

“We encourage each and every Filipino to join us continue the legacy of our cinema and look forward to the next hundred years.”

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Kaagapay ng FDCP sa Sandaan National Organizing Committee ang National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), MTRCB, Optical Media Board, Film Academy of the Philippines, UP Film Institute, De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, at local & regional film festivals sa bansa.

Kabilang sa international film festivals and markets na kumilala sa centennial ng pelikulang Pinoy at nagdeklara sa Pilipinas bilang Country of Focus ay Osaka Asian Film Festival at Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival (Japan), Far East Film Festival (Udine, Italy), Busan International Film Festival (South Korea), Exground Film Festival (Wiesbaden, Germany), at Singapore Media Festival (Singapore).

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NOEL FERRER: Masaya ang selebrasyong ito para balik-tanawin as to how far we’ve gone in terms of filmmaking sa ating bansa, and for the film lovers to always have a continuing audience-education program.

Aside from churning out good films na susuportahan sana ng general public, it is our hope na makuha na natin ang elusive na Oscar foreign language film recognition, award man o nominasyon.

Sana within the centennial celebration ng Philippine cinema, di ba?

JERRY OLEA: Tampok sa Exground Film Festival (Wiesbaden, Germany) ngayong Nobyembre 16-25, 2018 ang labing-isang (11) full feature at sampung (10) short films ng Philippine Cinema.

Kabilang sa mga full feature ang Himala (Ishmael Bernal), Ang Panahon ng Halimaw (Lav Diaz), Madilim Ang Gabi (Adolfo Alix, Jr.), Buy Bust (Erik Matti), Respeto (Treb Monteras II), Neomanila (Mikhail Red), Himpapawid (Raymond Red), at Balangiga: The Howling Wilderness (Khavn dela Cruz).

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“These films encourage socio-political discourse in order to widen one’s perspective of the country’s past and current cultural & political climate,” pahayag ni FDCP Chair Liza Diño.

“They are grounded on the context of not just raising awareness but inspiring action for positive change.”

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