The sun shines anew for the Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival, which marks its third year this 2017!
For the third year in a row, this joint project between acclaimed film director Brilliante Mendoza and Solar Entertainment President and CEO Wilson Tieng will provide Filipino audiences an enlightening and educational cinematic experience, with its fresh new line-up of entries.
In a sit-down promotional interview recorded this morning (February 10, 2017), Boss Wilson shared how Sinag Maynila has evolved since its maiden run last year. “This year is different in terms of being completed movie [na] siya, unlike years before, the past two years, we had submission of scripts“, he said. Direk Brilliante further explained this decision saying, “We also would like to give a chance sa mga filmmakers na mayroong mga finished films na rin, na magkaroon ng venue para sa mga pelikula nila.” [We also would like to give a chance to filmmaers with finished films to have a venue for their work to be seen.]
Tieng and Mendoza also talked about the festival’s increasing diversity. Apart from the introduction of the new Documentary and Short Film categories, Mendoza also emphasized that the festival is not limited to neophyte filmmakers, and that it is also open to veterans in the industry.
Catch the full interview when the festival kicks off next month.
Sinag Maynila 2017 will run from March 9-14, 2017 on select cinemas in the Philippines. Only less than a month to go! Keep visiting this page and like our social media accounts for more updates!