Five independent movies will compete in this year’s Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival which will open on April 21 and will run until April 26 at selected SM Cinemas.
According to internationally-acclaimed director Brillante Mendoza, the board of judges will be composed of film festival representatives from different Asian countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan. To lead the jury is internationally-acclaimed Lav Diaz who directed Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis that bagged this year’s Silver Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.
“We are getting the festival director of the Mumbai International Film Festival of India. So, we have four sets of international film fest programmers and then Lav Diaz will be the head of the jury,” he said.
The movies that made it to the second Sinag Maynila are the following:
Director: Gino M. Santos
Cast: Janine Gutierrez, Enchong Dee, Sherry Lara, Migss Cuaderno, Kate Alejandrino, Socrates Jose
T.P.O (Temporary Protection Order)
Director: Jay Altarejos
Cast: Mara Lopez, Oliver Aquino, Micko Laurente, Menggie Cobarrubias, Lui Manansala
Director: Mes De Guzman
Cast: Liza Dino-Seguerra, Carlo Aquino, Alchris Galura, Tim Mabalot, Kristofer King, Debbie Garcia
Director: Ato Bautista
Cast: Aljur Abrenica, Alvin Anson, RK Bagatsing, Kiko Matos, Arpee Bautista, Inez Bernardo, Japo Parecero, Jim Libiran
Director: Adolf Alix Jr.
Cast: Lotlot de Leon, Elizabeth Oropesa, Rosanna Roces, Anita Linda, Mark Herras