by Jerry Donato.
Independent filmmaking is the new cinema that anyone can be part of. With the availability of technology ranging from cell phones, tablets to DSLR, one can work on a script, shoot scenes and tell a narrative.
Testament to this is the recently-concluded The NuCinema NUVALI Short Film Competition held at The Fields in Nuvali, where 15 entries made it to the final list. Pare Koi and Bugtong topped the professional and novice categories, respectively. Asia Pacific Film Institute, SKYcable and Ayala Cinemas presented the film festival.
“They’re very talented batch,” says judge Jade Castro of the gender-sensitive Zombadings: Patayin Sa Shokot si Remington. “I’ve seen the seriousness of the filmmakers and their promise.”
“The films are really good,” adds another judge Paul Soriano, the director of Thelma and producer of Transit. “There are some that need a lot of work. But there are some that stood out. The (participants) are new talents who will be working in the industry soon… The best part about this (film festival) is, there’s a chance (for filmmakers) to be discovered.”
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