Monday, February 16, 2009

Cinema Rehiyon: a film festival like no other

Films from the Cordilleras to the Visayan Islands to Mindanao: Be ready for a film festival like no other.

“Cinema Rehiyon: Alter Nativo (Films From The Other Philippines)” is a non-competition film festival that will highlight the works of emerging filmmakers from the various towns, cities and provinces of the Philippines. For the first time, see what kind of films are being made the various cities and hubs outside of Metro Manila.

“Cinema Rehiyon” will be held at the CCP Dream Theatre from Feb. 18-21, 2009. It will feature short and full-length films made by regional filmmakers, set in their respective locales and done in their own dialects. Most of the works to be exhibited will be shown in Metro Manila for the very first time.

Bacolod, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Naga are among some of the cities that will be representing their regions.

“Cinema Rehiyon” is a project of the National Commission for Culture and Arts in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Crossing Negros Cultural Foundation. It is an official event of the Philippine International Arts Festival.

All screenings are for free and will start at 12 noon. For more details, inquire at, or visit

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