Here are the official entries for this year’s ToFarm Film Festival.
TOFARM FILM FESTIVAL – During a press conference held at Novotel Manila in Cubao, Quezon City, May 30, the official entries of the third To Farm Film Festival were finally announced.
Out of the 119 submissions, only 7 were selected to be an entry for the 2018 ToFarm Film Festival.
ToFarm Film Festival, as per their website, is “the only advocacy-driven film festival in the country today, with entries showcasing the lives, journeys, trials, and triumphs of the Filipino farmer. ”
Check out the 7 official films for the film festival below:
A historical drama which is written and directed by Hubert Tibi. This will talk about the story of farmers in Bicol under Don Pepe, a strict landlord.
A science fiction movie which was written and to be directed by Keith Sicat.
A period romance that was written by Charlson Ong (director to be announced). The film is set during the 1920’s and will feature a Japanese actor.
Isang Kwento ng Gubat (The Leonard Co Story)
A biopic written by Rosalie Matilac to be directed by Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil, Rosalie Matilac, and Nilo Paz. This is about the great Filipino botanists slain together with a guide and forest ranger in the forest of Kananga, Leyte.
A cultural drama written and directed by Eduardo Roy, Jr. Living in Sagada. This is about Lola Igna who is 115 years old whether she will make it to the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living person.
Mga Anak Ng Kamote
A futuristic drama written by John Carlo Pacala, directed by Carlo Catu. This film is set in the Philippines in the year 2052.
A dark comedy written and directed by Roman Perez Jr. The film is about Teacher Sol who died but cannot be buried due to lack of funds.
This year, the selection committee is composed of Raquel Villavicencio (chairperson), Krip Yuson, Antoinette Jadaone, Mario Cornejo, and Manny Buising with Dr. Milagros O. How of Universal Harvester, Inc. as Executive Producer.
The festival will run from Sept. 12 to 19 in select cinemas.
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Source: The Standard
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