The Digital Filmmaking Program of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde will hold the sixth edition of the CineSB independent film festival or CineSB6 from July 18 to 29 at the DLS-CSB School of Design and Arts (SDA) Theater.
The CineSB film festival showcases some of the best efforts of young filmmakers and promotes the Filipino experience. The festival has grown to highlight the finest works, not only of Benildeans, but by students from other schools and filmmakers from other regions as well. It also aims to exhibit several festival competition films that encourage young filmmakers to explore their unique ideas and fresh perspectives through the creative world of filmmaking.
Each year, CineSB features a variety of film events such as The Chair, a competition of thesis works from Benilde film students; Twenty Quatro, an inter-school 24-hour guerrilla filmmaking competition; Indie Ani, a showcase of outstanding short films coming from different schools in Metro Manila; Harvest Moon, an exhibition of short film projects from undergraduate students; and Cinema Rehiyon, a non-competition showcase of works of various talented filmmakers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Aside from the film competitions and screenings, CineSB6 will also hold forums that will tackle documentary filmmaking, independent film funding, cinematography and production management. Film professionals will delve into different aspects of being a filmmaker, whether it be indie or mainstream.
Coreen “Monster” Jimenez, director of Kano: An American and His Harem and writer of Apocalypse Child, will talk about the challenges and opportunities for Filipino documentary filmmakers on July 21. QCinema Festival Director Ed Lejano, Cinema One Originals Festival Director Ronald Arguelles and Tuko Film Productions, Inc./Buchi Boy Entertainment, Inc./Artikulo Uno Productions, Inc. (TBA) producers Fernando Ortigas, E.A. Rocha and Vincent Nebrida will discuss funding independent films in the Philippines on July 25. Award-winning cinematographers Neil Daza and Lee Briones will conduct a master class on cinematography on July 27. Finally, producer Bianca Balbuena, well known for producing Lav Diaz’s Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis and Antoinette Jadaone’s That Thing Called Tadhana, will have a production management master class on July 28.
Admission is free to all daytime screenings and film forums. Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Meanwhile, CineSB6 will also screen festival favorites like Mario Cornejo’s Apocalypse Child, Jun Lana’s Anino sa Likod ng Buwan, Carlo Encisco Catu’s Ari, Randolph Longjas’ Star na si Van Damme Stallone, Lawrence Fajardo’s Imbisibol, Carl Joseph Papa’s Manang Biring, Pepe Diokno’s Kapatiran, and Chuck Gutierrez’s Iisa from July 19 to 28, weeknights at 7 p.m. Tickets at 150 pesos each with a discounted price of 100 pesos for students and senior citizens.
For more information, contact Hann Marcelino, CineSB6 Advertisement and Promotions Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0905-5809446.