Pinoy Digital Film Makers to rock the world!
September 12, 2008 § Leave a comment
If there’s anything that we can start owning and start being proud of, it’s our Pinoy digital filmmakers. I had the chance to know about them when some of my friends told me about this cool digital film festival this September.
I’m really sad that they are trying very hard to enhance the digital film making industry but they are running short of funds. Why? Have we Pinoys lost our love for the arts, that is film? Are we so engrossed by all these shit happening around us and fighting amongst us that we forget that there are somethings we need to be proud of.
And this is it.
.MOV (dot-mov) – the first digital film festival in the country – is a week long festival that will showcase innovative films from independent filmmakers both from the local and international arena starting September 30 to October 4, 2008 at Robinsons Movieworld, Robinsons Galleria.
Digital Dekalogo 10×10
.Mov will have an exhibition of ten of the very best local and international independently produced digital features explained through ten local filmmakers with aims of mentoring the Filipino audience to appreciate world cinema with an expert’s eye and Filipino sensibilities.
Cineastes would look forward to is .MOV’s tribute to local filmmaking mavericks – Lav Diaz, Roxlee and Kidlat Tahimik – with a book, CD and DVD launch plus premiers of Melancholia, Green Rocking Chair, and Maikli at Tahimik.
A retrospective on the wild, wired, digital world of prominent movers in digital film making with this year’s theme of Extreme Cinema Wasakero that highlights films and filmmakers that challenge the norm with the themes of their movies.
The inaugural event will also have a program called Shorts.MOV, a showcase of the best digital short films in the world from two of the most prestigious international short film festivals, Clemont-Ferrand (France) and Oberhausen (Germany).
A short film competition for students and professionals that range from narrative, experimental, documentary, animation and music video. Finalists for the student category include: 123, Anomi, June 9, Kamatis, Kumot, Papelove, Pisi, Stop, Play and Pause, Ultra and Publico Makata. Finalists for the open category include: # Café, Ambulancia, Ampo, Andong, Libingan, Nekro, Saling Pusa, The Prayer, Tiangge and VTR.
A special programming of rare, out-of-print Filipino classic films scored live by the country’s most recognized independent bands like Radioactive Sago Project, Pedicab, and Queso, will be featured with a digital twist that underscores the festival’s aim to showcase film’s ever changing language.
Cinemo: Young Artists Initiative
To develop a new breed of filmmakers to follow these legends’ footsteps, .MOV will have workshops led by world-renowned industry experts as well as a young critics’ initiative that focuses on teaching how to write about films by tackling a new wave of criticism, retrospection, and commentary on films to help artists to interface with the international community.
.MOV is the first digital film festival in the Philippines. Dedicated to the exhibition and promotion of digital filmmaking, the festival spotlights the future of filmmaking with a dynamic line-up of film screenings, in-depth panel discussions and hands-on technology presentations. Sponsored by Filmless Films, Robinsons Movieworld, Swiftsure Group and Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. For more information visit http://www.movfest.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Guys support these digital film artists. and maybe someday, they’ll conquer the world and make us all proud!