In celebration of the National Arts Month (NAM), the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will hold “Cinema Rehiyon” in Cagayan de Oro (CDO) City from February 19 to 22. This is one of the seven flagship programs during the Philippine Arts Festiva of NCCA.
Now on its sixth installment, Cinema Rehiyon will be headed by Dr. Miguel Rapatan, chairman of the National Committee on Cinema of NCCA’s Subcommission on the Arts.
It will have screenings and forums that will focus on the film productions from the regions. Independent filmmakers from Baguio, Pampanga, Calabarzon, Naga, Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Zamboanga and others will showcase their latest films. Film curators, festival programmers and film enthusiasts will also be in attendance.
The festival seeks to educate its audience on regional works that exist outside of the mainstream cinema, and to engage film enthusiasts on a dialogue with filmmakers on the art.