What You Can Expect at the Sine Negrense: Negros Island Film Festival 2018

SINE NEGRENSE 2018 POSTER

Exciting times are up ahead as Sine Negrense: Negros Island Film Festival will be happening in a few days. The seven-day movie festival is on its second year and it is undoubtedly bigger than ever. Twenty short film entries will be introduced on two categories: Open and Intermediate, with a running theme of “Negrense New Wave 2.0”. Aside from that, seven Negrense film directors will also be featured through their works for the Negrense Master Series. These directors would be Jay Abello, Peque Gallaga, Richard Somes, Ronnie Lazaro, Vincent Soberano, Lawrence Fajardo, and Borgy Torre. Actor Joel Torre, who is also a co-star in Richard Somes’ Yanggaw, would also be in attendance to give a talk after the screening.

With the theme “Fuel to burning passion,” Sine Negrense continues to provide an outlet to bring out a new generation of local filmmakers and aficionados, as well as to bring focus the importance of national identity through cinema and storytelling. More cinematheques in the Negros Island Region is also in the works courtesy of the Film Development Council of the Philippines in cooperation with the Negros Museum.

Below is the schedule of activities and film competition entries for Sine Negrense 2018.

Yanggaw

pureza

Kabisera (2)

Edna

Agaton and Mindy

The Trigonal

NOVEMBER 23, 2018

9:00 A.M.        Inauguration of Cinematheque Center Negros
4:00 P.M.         Opening Ceremony of 2018 Sine Negrense: Negros Island Film
Festival
5:00 P.M.         AGATON AND MINDY by PEQUE GALLAGA

NOVEMBER 24, 2018

9:00 A.M.        NCCA’s SANDAAN SA VISAYAS: Philippine Cinema Centennial Conference & Expedition. A talk on the Negrense contribution to Philippine Cinema with Teddy Co.
2:00 P.M.         PUREZA by JAY ABELLO
9:00 P.M.         Non-Competition Negrense Short Films (Breaking Waves)

NOVEMBER 25, 2018

9:00 A.M.        THE TRIGONAL by VINCE SOBERANO
1:00 P.M.         EDNA by RONNIE LAZARO
5:00 P.M         YANGGAW by RICHARD SOMES

NOVEMBER 26, 2018

9:00 A.M.        2017 Sine Negrense Entries
5:00 P.M.         INDAY by LAWRENCE FAJARDO
7:00 P.M.        KABISERA by BORGY TORRE

NOVEMBER 27, 2018

9:00 A.M.        NCCA’s SANDAAN SA VISAYAS: Philippine Cinema Centennial Conference & Expedition.A talk by ELVERT BANARES
1:00 P.M.         2018 Sine Negrense Film Entries
3:00 P.M.         2018 Sine Negrense Film Entries
5:00 P.M.         2018 Sine Negrense Film Entries

NOVEMBER 28, 2018

1:00 P.M.         2018 Sine Negrense Film Entries
3:00 P.M.         2018 Sine Negrense Film Entries
5:00 P.M.         2018 Sine Negrense Film Entries

NOVEMBER 29, 2018

1:00 P.M.         2018 Sine Negrense Film Entries
3:00 P.M.         2018 Sine Negrense Film Entries
5:00 P.M.         2018 Sine Negrense Film Entries
7:00 P.M.         Awards Night of 2018 Sine Negrense: Negros Island Film Festival

OPEN CATEGORY

  1. Anacleto
  2. Ang Paglimbasog Sa Managhigalaay Aron Makalingkawas
  3. Bangag
  4. Jameson
  5. Lumos
  6. Ribuk
  7. Sound Bites
  8. Umalagi

INTERCOLLEGIATE CATEGORY

  1. Abyan
  2. Anton
  3. Babayi
  4. Boboy
  5. Dagway
  6. Hermano
  7. Hirit
  8. Kaon
  9. Kara
  10. Ninos Inosentes
  11. Panan-aw
  12. Pindot

I would like to personally encourage you, my co-Negrense, if you are in Bacolod between November 23-29, 2018, do experience the culture and voice of Negros through cinema and participate at the Sine Negrense: Negros Island Film Festival at Cinematheque Center Negros, The Negros Museum, Gatuslao Street, Bacolod City. Admission is free. For more details regarding the film festival and schedule updates, visit Sine Negrense’s Facebook account on https://www.facebook.com/SineNegrense/.

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