I cannot believe that I am one of the delegates in the 6th Cinema Rehiyon that will be held in Cagayan de Oro City this coming February 19-22, 2014. My short film Bé is one of the films that will be presented in one of the much anticipated film events in the country.
This year’s theme is Filming the Frontiers. The theme defines the social responsibilities of the filmmakers and their films complementary with the socio-cultural realities of our country. Cinema Rehiyon 6 will feature films that could give positive impact and transforms lives for the better. These films will educate the community about disaster risk reduction and management, climate change, environmental protection and preservation, rebuilding lives and communities and cultural solidarity and understanding. The said event will have activities such as CINETALAKAYAN – a forum on filmmaking and socio-cultural responsibilities and CINEBARANGAY – reaches the Sendong Survivors by screening inspirational films and animated films from the regions and by giving the communities multi-media forum on disaster risk management, climate change resiliency and mitigation.
The said topics that will be discussed in the event are really interesting and timely for our country. Educating our kababayans through films is one of the unique ways in propagating the message of climate change. I am very sure that I will learn a lot not only about films but also in climate change mitigation and adaptation measures.
Cinema Rehiyon is a non-competition film festival that complements the film making frontiers of the various regions of the Philippines outside Metro Manila. Cinema Rehiyon is a flagship project of NCCA's National Committee on Cinema. The venues for Cinema Rehiyon 6 are Xavier University Little Theater and SM City Cagayan de Oro Cinema 3 and 4.
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