They took some films last year to the Philippines - and this year, they are making it even better.
Why Venice? It is important to take the spotlight because the Venice International Film Festival was done in 1952, the first ever international film festival. This year is also the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Italy and the Philippines. They did a successful one last year and this year they plan to do it in 3 different cities as they showcase 9 films like Una Famiglia, Ammore e malavita, Hannah, The Leisure Seeker, Il Coloren Nascosto Delle Cose, Brutti e Cativi, Gatta Cenerentola, Il Deserto Rosso and Novecento which will be shown in discounted prices of only Php 150 so it could accommodate more people. It will be shown in Central Square in BGC, Greenbelt 3, and in UP Town Center which students and film aficionados will also be able to take advantage of.
FDCP’s Lisa Diño says “It is expensive and almost impossible for them to bring these selection of films to our country. We also see different kinds of animation, we need things like these from different parts of the world. We understand we have the opportunity to grow beyond the 100 years of Philippine cinema. We have films out there but only in festivals, we need to have opportunities to watch these films so we can learn how to do it on the world stage, it’s only Php 150 and I hope people take advantage of these beautiful award winning films.”
Pailo Bertola who will be also teaching the graphic effects masterclass says “Thank you for the opportunity, thanks for the chance to teach students about graphics and effects and working even without a big budget which will help a lot of indie film makers. (FVX Design) The masterclass will be held in UP Diliman, at the School of Design and the arts of St. Benilde and at the Cinematheque of the Film Development Council of the Philippines. We will teach also the business side and commerce.” Aside from him, Davide Mancori and Franco Eco will teach sound engineering and cinematography from November 12-14 in UP, Benilde and FDCP in Manila.
Now you have the chance to see it all, you have to go to the masterclass from 12-14 and watch the films from 14-18, go do yourself a favor and up your game in film making.
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