Nine Filipino movies have been invited to this year’s 16th Busan International Film Festival in South Korea , to be held on October 6 to 14.
The nine films include:
–Loy Arcenas’ Niño which will compete in the New Currents section
–Lawrence Fajardo’s Amok in the exhibition section
–Adolfo Alix Jr.’s Isda in the Windows on Asia section
–Laurice Guillen’s Maskara in the Windows on Asia section
–Marlon Rivera’s Ang Babae sa Septic Tank
All five films were entries in the seventh Cinemalaya indie filmfest held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) last month.
Two new films to be funded by Busan and will be shown during the filmfest are:
–Jose Lorenzo Diokno’s Above the Cloud in the Asian Cinema Fund (ACF)
–Seron Dayoc’s Satra in the Asian Cinema Fund (ACF)
The ACF is the Busan International Filmfest’s funding initiative to encourage creative, talented Asian filmmakers and help them to complete their projects. This year’s ACF focused on the Philippines and Thailand, two Asian countries in Asia with burgeoning and active communities of independent film producers and productions.
Apart from the seven indie films, two vintage movies directed by National Artist Fernando Poe Jr. will be shown in the program on Asian Western Cinema. These are San Bernardo and Baril sa Aking Kamay.
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