Quezon City International Film Festival to Host Free Film Seminars

Carrying the theme, “One City for the World,” the QCinema International Film Festival convenes local film industry stalwarts for discussions on the challenging issues that will further fuel industry growth.

QCinema’s film forums are all free and open to the public. It will be conducted at the Quezon Memorial Circle’s Quezon City Experience (QCX) Mini Theater.


List of Activities

The forum entitled, “Animation Nation” will be held on October 17, Monday, from 1:00PM to 4:00PM. Spearheaded by the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. and the First Academy of Computer Arts, the discussion will make known the current state of animation in the country.

The next day, on October 18, Tuesday, the discussion “Road to QCinema: The Filmmaker’s Journey” will happen. Circle Competition, #QCShorts, and Asian Next Wave filmmakers will be there to share their experience working with QCinema. Ed Cabagnot will be the moderator of the event, which will take place from 1:00PM to 4:00PM.

Two events will happen on October 19, Wedesday. From 1:00PM to 2:30PM, film bloggers Jonell Estillore, Michael Edillor and Richard Bolisay will share their knowledge in the forum. “Wide Wild World of Web Criticsm”. Lilit Reyes will moderate the discussion.

Starting on 2:30PM is the “Perspective on National Cinema” where Choy Pangilinan and Nick Deocampo will talk about the issues surrounding independent cinema. It will be moderated by Patrick Campos.

Panelists Elvert Banares, Jason Paul Laxamana and Teng Mangansakan will talk about the film communities outside Manila in the forum, “Charting the Course of Regional Cinema” to be held on October 20, Thursday, from 1:00PM to 4:00PM. Laxamana runs Cinekabalen Kapampangan Film Festival (Luzon), Banares handles Cinekasimanwa: The Western Visayas Film Festival (Visayas) and Mangansakan oversees Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival (Mindanao). It will be moderated by Teddy Co.

On October 21, Friday, the concluding event will be graced by Chris Millado, Ed Rocha, Liza Dino, Madonna Tarrayo, Maryo J. delos Reyes, Ronald Argulles, and Wilson Tieng who will give the audience an overview of film financing in “Film Funding: Who Can I Turn To?” Joe Alandy will be there to moderate the event, which will run from 1:00PM to 4:00PM.


Please note that the slots in each forum are kimited to a maximum of 120 attendees. To register, visit QCinema’s website (www.qcinema.ph)

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