DAVAO CITY- Seven films from Compostela Valley and Davao City were screened last February 19 in Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia-Herzogovina.
The films coming from the Nabunturan Independent Film Exchange represented the country as official film entries in the 32nd International Festival Sarajevo “Sarajevo Winter 2016, a yearly multi-art festival organized by the International Peace Center Sarajevo and held under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, the European Union and Unesco.
The festival has become a traditional meeting place of artists from all over the world. It opened last February 6 and will run until March 21, 2016.
Among the short films which was screened in Cinema 5 of Cinema City in Sarajevo last February 19 included the two short films of Dabawenyo lawyer Heraclio Malaki titled Amog and Muted, “Nilusak” a film about sexual abuse helmed by Prechelle Dally Boncales and Rodney Christian Prieto, a short film about gold and greed titled “Pasuon” by Byan Jimenez, “ Sepulturero” which revolves around a grieving undertaker and helmed by Jimmy Abayon.
Rounding out the seven shorts are Comval films is “Tami-aw” about a 4Ps beneficiary directed by a Mary Ann Gabisan and “Supot” a short film about a teacher with kidney problems megged by Jelford Teves.
The selected films are products of the Sine Indie Workshops organized by the Municipal Tourism Council of Nabunturan, Inc. (MTCNI) which organizes the annual Nabifilmex.
The Nabifilmex films are the country’s only cinematic entries to the Sarajevo festival. (PIA/RG Alama)