The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), through the Metropolitan Theater (MET), and the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) partnered in strengthening Filipino films through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last August 31, 2022 held at the MET.
The MOU signing was led by NCCA and National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) chairman Dr. Rene R. Escalante and FDCP chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) Mr. Tirso S. Cruz III, and witnessed by NCCA executive director Mr. Oscar G. Casaysay and FDCP OIC-executive director Mr. David D. Fabros, which aims to relaunch Mga Hiyas ng Sineng Filipino.
Mga Hiyas ng Sineng Filipino is a program that aims to bring back the most important restored films of Philippine Cinema to the big screen. Thus, this program of important film cultural heritage fits perfectly into the mandates of the NCCA, to develop and promote Philippine arts and culture; the FDCP, to preserve and protect films as part of the country’s national cultural heritage through film archiving; and the MET, to give premium to the exhibition of original Filipino works as well as to highlight the importance of preserving our cultural heritage and making these heritage assets accessible and available to the general public.
The first leg of the film screening last February 2022 featured “Dalagang Ilocana” by Olive La Torre, “Pagdating sa Dulo” by Ishmael Bernal, and “Sana Maulit Muli” by Olivia M. Lamasan.
On September 25, 2022, the film “Himala” featuring National Artist for Film and Broadcast Arts Nora Aunor will be screened and there will be a talkback session with National Artists Nora Aunor and Ricky Lee at the MET.
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