"The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is making an innovation in the usual National Arts Month (NAM) it has been organizing in the past 18 years. Beginning this year, the NCCA will start calling it the Philippine International Arts Festival. The talents of Filipino artists will be presented while at the same time promoted to the rest of the world. Artists from all over the Philippines will join the events of the PIAF. Local governments and arts groups will also take part with this event, thanks to funding from the NCCA. This year's theme is Ani ng Sining. Instead of celebrating only in Manila, numerous events are slated to happen in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao."One of the events will be Sinerehiyon. This is a showcase of nascent cinema from the regions. From the highlands in and around Baguio to the heart of Bicolandia that is Naga City; across the thriving Visayas cities of Cebu, Bacolod and Iloilo; and through Mindanao between Cagayan de Oro and Davao, a new generation of artists is telling stories of their own cultures and people in cinematic form. This will be from February 17 to 19 at the CCP.
Representing Kapampangan cinema is this short film I wrote and directed Ing Bangkeru (The Boatman)! We're gonna go there to see our work screened at a national event! Glory be to the regions!