TWENTY four international documentary films are set to be screened in Cebu this month as part of the third Cebu International Documentary Film Festival.
The films, which come from over ten different countries will have their Asian premiere in three universities in Cebu City – University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu, St. Theresa’s College (STC) and University of San Carlos (USC) College of Architecture and Fine Arts – on August 28 and 29. It will also be screened in Cine Oriente in Colon Street.
“This event is aimed at educating young minds on global issues happening at present through a wide range of documentaries in the competing and non-competing section of the festival,” said CIDFF President Lilu Aliño during the 888 News Forum.
In the opening night in Ayala, a documentary film titled “Shunned” will be screened. The film, which is directed by Janice Villarosa, features transsexuals.
The festival will also include a Cebu Film Market and Broadcast Expo (CFMBX) on August 25 and 26 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel.
There will be a grand opening on August 27 at Ayala Center Cebu and the Closing and Awards Night at the Marcelo Fernan Cebu Press Center.
The CFMBX aims to promote Cebu’s emerging film industry. It will be an avenue for filmmakers, producers, financiers to interact and invest and be involved in the film market.
There will be business matching, story pitching, film screening and exhibitions of industry products and services.
The screening of the films is free and open to the public while the expo has a registration fee.