Provincial films take center stage in Mindanao film festival

Nov. 29, 2015

DAVAO CITY – Short films shot and produced in the provinces in Region 11 will be shown during the 11th Mindanao Film Festival in Nabunturan, Compostela Valley Province.

The Nabunturan Independent Film Exchange (Nabifilmex ), a film festival held in Nabunturan will include the films Supot, Tami-aw, Pangagho and Pantok which are all created by filmmakers from Comval.

Tami-aw, a short  docu-narrative film about a conditional cash transfer (CCT) beneficiary, won special citation on documentary and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Sulyap Kultura Award in the recent Nabifilmex, while Supot was awarded as Best DepEd Comval film.

Another Comval-shot short film titled “Pakot” will also be screened in the festival it tells the story of a young volunteer teacher serving a hinterland indigenous community in Comval.

Pagsalig, a short film about the last faith healer in Talicud Island was created by a production team composed of personnel coming from the Davao del Norte Provincial Information Office.

Another short from Davao del Norte is the student film “Usahay sa Tulay” created by Panabo City National High School students. “Usahay sa Tulay” is the regional representative to Population Commission’s (Popcom) Adolescent Health and Youth Development Film Festival in Manila.

These films from the provinces are among the nearly 27 films to be screened in the film festival, which will be held on December 9-15 at Gaisano Mall Cinema 6.

The Mindanao Film Festival is organized by the Mindanao Film and Television Development Foundation together with the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and the Davao Autism Intervention Center Foundation Inc (DACFI). (

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