The 2nd Lantawan SOCSKSARGEN Film Festival (LSFF) was successfully held last December 2-5, 2015 in General Santos City, Koronadal City and Alabel in Sarangani Province. LSFF is organized by SOCSKSARGEN Center for Film Arts, Inc., together with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).
“LSFF aims at providing the opportunity for local talents to showcase their innovations, creativity, originality, but not implying an expensive production of their masterpiece, yet, demonstrating the rich ingenuity and quality use of the medium of digital filmmaking,” said Dennis “Bordie” Carillo, SCFA Chairman of the Board and LSFF Director.
LSFF has two categories in competition – the Sine SOCSKSARGEN Inter-School Category and the Sine Mindanaw Category. There were 10 entrants from Sine SOCSKSARGEN and 20 from Sine Mindanaw. Hi’bung got the Best Film award for the Sine Mindanaw Category. The film Mga Handuraw sa Kahilitan (Daydreams of Wilderness) got the Jury Prize for its unique style and experimentation technique. While Marga from Notre Dame of Dadiangas University got the Best Film and Best Actress award for the Sine SOCSKSARGEN Category. The film Contingence from MSU-CETD garnered Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, and Best Director. The film Balas from Irineo Santiago High School got the Best Screenplay, Best Actor and NCCA Sulyap Kultura Award. Love Stupid from MSU-CETD got the Best Production Design.
Katrina Ross Tan, Cinema Rehiyon Luzon Curator, Perry Dizon, the Director of the Documentary film “Of Cats, Dogs, Farm Animals and Sashimi” and character actor Mon Confiado were the jury for Sine SOCSKSARGEN and Sine Mindanaw. While Teddy Co, NCCA Vice Chair for National Cinema Committee was the jury for the NCCA Sulyap Kultura Award.
“Through the holding of film festivals, the viewers will become aware that ours is one culture to be proud of, and we take pride of being Filipino,” Carillo quips.
The LSFF belongs to one of the ten accredited regional film festivals in the country that officially receive support from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) every year.
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