Kababayan in Singapore, we have great news for you: You can soon catch Filipino films in the city state!
The Philippine Embassy in Singapore is holding the first Philippine Film Festival and will have a special screening of Mr. and Mrs. Cruz, the movie starring Ryza Cenon and JC Santos. There will also be free screenings of Seven Sundays, Bakwit Boys, and Siargao.
All the screenings will be held at the Shaw Foundation Alumni House of National University of Singapore. They will be held from November 13 to 15, 2019.
According to Liza Dino, the chairperson and CEO of the Film Development Council of the Philippines, “In the Philippines, FDCP supports around 25 foreign embassy film festivals each year through our Film Cultural Exchange Program. This includes the Korean Film Festival, Spanish Film Festival, Cine Europa, Eiga Sai Japan Film Festival, and French Film Festival which are some of the longest-running and most successful foreign embassy-led festivals in the country and have captured thousands of local audiences who are getting more exposed to their cinemas and their culture.”
She added, “In the same vein and this time for our own Cinema, through PEAP, we are encouraging our own Philippine embassies to do the same in their respective posts. Through Filipino film festivals, these countries get to experience our culture and our stories, and discover our commonalities.”
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