CineKasi­manwa film­fest un­der­way

Manila Bulletin - - Visayas News - By TARA YAP

ROXAS CITY – This year’s CineKasi­manwa: West­ern Visayas Film Fes­ti­val got off the wraps on Satur­day.

The sixth edi­tion of the an­nual CineKasi­manwa, the brain­child of Ilonggo di­rec­tor Elvert Bañares, is pre­mier­ing 100 new films by in­de­pen­dent film­mak­ers from An­tique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal.

Bryan Mari Ar­gos, Roxas City Tourism Of­fi­cer told the Manila Bul­letin that a se­lec­tion of films by Capiz film­mak­ers touches par­tic­u­larly on the unique cul­ture of the prov­ince.

Capiz Tourism Of­fi­cer Al Te­soro added that na­tional and for­eign films will also be screened un­til De­cem­ber 12.

Fif­teen se­lected films are also go­ing to be shown as part of the West­ern Visayas Film Grants Com­pe­ti­tion, which has fund­ing from the re­gional of­fice of the Depart­ment of Tourism.

“CineKasi­manwa is a great plat­form in pro­mot­ing the promis­ing des­ti­na­tions of West­ern Visayas and dis­cov­er­ing the tal­ents of West­ern Visayans,” said DOT-6 Re­gional Di­rec­tor He­len Catal­bas.

This is the first time that CineKasi­manwa is held out­side of Iloilo City, the re­gional cap­i­tal.

Mean­while, the West­ern Visayas Film­mak­ers Net­work is plan­ning to bring CineKasi­manwa to other parts of the re­gion yearly to be able to reach out to a wider au­di­ence.

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