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Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival Davao reveals its 2019 Official Short Films Selection
This year’s Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival Davao will feature an extraordinary selection of 57 short films from all over the Philippines, Asia and beyond. Films from Japan, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei will be featured in the Asian section while the international section will showcase films from all over the world including Spain and the US.
Films will be screened from October 25-29, 2019 at the Davao Cinematheque Centre, as well as selected schools, universities, and a variety of alternative spaces in Davao City.
About the festival
From what started as a horror-genre film festival, Ngilngig has extended its scope to be the first Fantastic film festival of its kind in Southeast Asia. The festival serves as an opportunity for local and international filmmakers to promote and preserve their own myths, history and culture in cinematic form.
“Ngilngig”, or its derivative “ngiga” (from ngilngiga), has been more commonly used by the Bisaya-speaking population to refer to something that is “kuyaw” (awesome). But the word originally refers to something that elicits horror or alluding to the macabre.
The upcoming festival will showcase five (5) Exhibition short films, eleven (11) International short films, eighteen (18) Asian short films, thirteen (13) short films from all over the Philippines, and ten (10) Ngilngig films from its annual Film Camp.
Here are the lists of short films to look forward to:
The Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival Davao 2019 is organized by Pasalidahay with Balud Art Network, Micromedia Digital Video Productions, Timewrap Film Productions and The Panagtagbo in partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, Green Windows Dormitel, Hager Travel & Tours and Cinedashery. The festival is also co-organized by Holodeck Productions, Road Map Series, PUKAW, Track, and Davao Graphic Designers Community.
For more information about the films, schedule and ticket reservations, please visitwww.ngilngig.net