Tres, the first Sine Panitik film trilogy produced by the Film Academy of the Philippines which features adaptations of three classic Filipino short stories, will be included in the QCinema 2014 or Quezon City International Film Festival scheduled on Nov. 5 to 11 at the Trinoma Cinema.
The various films included in the forthcoming filmfest received production and post-production grants from the Quezon City Film Development Commission. The films range from short films, documentaries, animation and full length indie films.
The line-up of the QCinema 2014 entries for its various categories are as follows:
Full-length Film Grant (P2 million) Winner: Arnel Mardoquio’s Alienasyon
Short Film Grant (P150,000 each) Winners: Tila by Rob Jara; Senior by Jed Medrano; Sa Ngalan ni Ultimate Warrior by Mike Livelo; Ang Nanay ni Justin Barber by Victor Villanueva; and Bonifacio by Grace Simbulan.
Post Production Grant (P150,000 each) Winners: Sine Panitik 1 or Tres, a trilogy directed by Jose N. Carreon, Edgardo ‘Boy’ Vinarao and William Mayo; 1st Ko si 3rd, a Cinemalaya 2014 New Breed finalist by Real S. Florido; Cemetery Life, a documentary by Barbara Politsch; Nick and Chai, a documentary about typhoon Yolanda victims by Cha Escala and Wena Sanchez; and Tigbao, a feature film about desparacidos by M. Bonifacio.
Tres, the first Sine Panitik trilogy is comprised of film adaptations of three classic Filipino short stories which are included in the literature courses in high school and college.
The stories are: Faith, Love, Time and Dr. Lazaro by Gregorio Brilliantes (directed by Jose N. Carreon); Tata Selo ni Rogelio Sikat (directed by William Mayo) and Sandaang Damit ni Fanny Garcia (directed by Edgardo ‘Boy’ Vinarao).
A press release of the QCFDC is quoted hereunder:
The QCinema is one of the many ways Quezon City supports the country’s film industry. This year’s festival is set as a bigger event as one of the major high;ights of Quezon City’s 75th Jubilee celebration. With the theme Flashbacks to Fast Forward, the November event will feature the contributing role of Quezon City in the development of the local cinema in the past and in the future. It will showcase an array of cinematic gems to include the world premiere of various films funded by the QCFDC and a competition of independent feature films. The festival will also take on a global dimension this year with foreign festival directors and critics to be invited and a slate of award-winning foreign films to be featured.
Through its partnership with various embassies, QCinema, for the first time, will iclude an exhibition category for foreign films culled from the recent harvest from A-list festivals abroad.
A Lifetime Achievement Award will also be bestowed for the outstanding contributions of one of the country’s film personalities. Renowned prosthetic make-up artist Cecile Baun has been named as one of the awardees for QCinema 2014.
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