The Ateneo de Naga University Center for Culture and the Arts (AdNU-CCA) in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) held “CinemaRehiyon: Pasale Year 3.”
A three-day film Festival held from February 2 to 4, Pasale featured film exhibitions and competitions along with lectures and forums. It also had different legs including the Cinebarangay and Pasale Remote.
At Cinebarangay, festival goers watched Depths of Field, Kulakog and Oli Impan, Sarong Aldaw, No Ama Conmigo, and Si El Curiosidad Mata con El Gato at Barangay San Roque, Canaman and Barangay Casuray, Magarao in Camarines Sur.
Meanwhile, Otro Genesis, Tangible, Lafis ni Efung, Ang Pagpukaw sa Akong Damgo, Si El Curiosidad Mata con El Gato and Uring were films featured in Pasale Remote in partnership with University of North Eastern Philippines.
Among the featured filmmakers in the fest were Keith Deligero, Adolf Alix Jr., Aedrian Araojo, Kristian Cordero, Omar Aguilar, Marianito Dio Jr., Ryan Joseph Murcia, Alec Figuracion, Jordan Manua, Arnel Barbarona, and Baby Ruth Villarama.
Guest lecturers took on various topics on filmmaking and cinema; Patrick Campos of University of the Philippines (The End of National Cinema: Reflections on the Intersection of Nation and Cinema in the 21st Century), Kristian Cordero of Ateneo de Naga University (Angustia: The Director’s Uncut), Karl Ian Cheng Chua of Ateneo de Manila University (Japan Media Mix: A Formula for Success), John Francis Bozar of Ateneo de Naga University(Motion Designing Film) and Benedick Bana of Ateneo de Naga University (Graphics Illustration as Artistic Expression and Industry Career).
Mr. Jaime Fabregas also joined the fest as celebrity guest speaker.
Pasale is a Bikolano word for “show.” It is part of CinemaRehiyon, the flagship program of the NCCA’s National Committee on Cinema.