DAVAO CITY- The first East Asean Film Festival will be held this October 24-26 at the Davao Cinematheque.
The film fest is one of the side events during the coming BIMP-EAGA Trade Fair and Business Leaders Conference which will be held in Davao City this October 23-26.
BIMP-EAGA (Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines, East Asean Growth Area) is a subregional economic cooperation initiative which was launched in Davao City 20 years ago.
The film festival aims to gather the different regional filmmaking centers in the subregion. These include films from Mindanao, Sabah and Brunei.
Among the films will be featured includes Brunei’s full-length comedy film Ada Apa Dengan Rina (What is so Special About Rina), shot in 2013, this is Brunei’s second full-length film after 45 years.
While Sabah will have the 90-minute feature film Sephia directed by Sabahan filmmakers Tony Frances Gitom and tells the story of an Indonesian maid named Sephia whose master falls in love with her.
Mindanao will be represented by Tambara, a finalist of the Film Development Council Sineng Pambansa film competition in 2012.
Apart from full-length films short films, music videos and other video works from the three countries will be exhibited during the three-day event. (PIA/RG Alama)