The National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ National Committee on Cinema (NCC) and Dakila, Philippine Movement for Modern Heroism Inc. brought regional films to the University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman’s UP Cine Adarna and Videotheque from August 14 to 16 through “Cinema Rehiyon Reloaded”
Films from Luzon that were showcased were Nick de Ocampo’s American Beginnings of Philippine Cinema, T.A. Acierto’s Grave Bandits, Matt Baguinon’s Rochel, Mes de Guzman’s Ang Mundo sa Panahon ng Bakal, Jarell Serencio’s Victor, Bambi Burdeos Beltran’s Pigadagit, and Petersen Vargas’ 5:00 Ning Gatpanapun.
Meanwhile, Visayas featured films included Sabado, Sabado by E. Esteves, N.A. Briones, G. Osorio, A. Chawdhury, C. Saavedra, F. Tabada and K. Lucente, Ritmo by Remton Suazola, Asin by Aimee Apostol-Escasa, Bayi sa Aparador by Peque Gallaga,
and Kordero sa Dios by Keith Deligero, among others.
Mindanao screened Gawad Urian 2013 Best Film Ang Paglalakbay ng Mga Bituin sa Gabing Madilim by Arnel Mardoquio, Malan by Benjamin Garcia, and The Obscured Histories and the Silent Longings of Dagulan’s Children by Teng Mangansakan, among others.
Cinema Rehiyon is the flagship project of the NCC during the Philippine Arts Festival where it features regional films in a film festival. Last February, it was held at the UP-Los Baños.