Mark Your Calendars: QCinema International Film Festival 2018 Is Happening in October
The festival isn't limited to Quezon City!
(SPOT.ph) Pinoy movie buffs have a lot of film festivals to look forward to every year—and that includes the QCinema International Film Festival. The festival has already paved the way for a couple of fan (and critic) favorites like Neomanila, Patay Na Si Hesus, Sleepless, and Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B. You can expect new additions to the list as the sixth year of QCinema is happening from October 21 to 30.
You can catch the festival entries at Gateway Cineplex 10, Trinoma, Robinsons Movieworld Galleria, UP Town Center, and SM City North EDSA. But just because it's the official film festival of Quezon City doesn't mean the screenings will be limited to the north of the Metro. There will also be screenings at Greenbelt 1, SM Megamall, SM Manila, and SM Mall of Asia.
The full lineup of movies—including special screenings of international films—is yet to be announced, but they've already released the six film entries that are part of the Circle Competition. The entries include Samantha Lee's Billie and Emma, which revolves around two young girls in the province figuring out what it means to become a family. Timmy Harn's DOG DAYS: Pinoy Hoop Dreams follows Michael Jordan Ulili as he tries to become a basketball star. Hintayan sa Langit is Dan Villegas' entry, which is about a woman named Lisang who's spent two years stuck in purgatory and is trying to get to heaven. Masla A Papanok, directed by Gutierrez Mangansakan II, is set in 1892 when a giant bird suddenly appearing in Maguindanao is taken as a sign "foretelling the fall and rise of colonial empires." Dwein Baltazar's Oda Sa Wala is about a sad, old woman named Sonya, who meets a corpse that turns her life around. And Panata sa Bundok Gulsuk from Jordan Dela Cruz tells the story of a young boy who climbs to the top of a mountain in Bicol in the hopes of saving his pregnant girlfriend from an untreatable sickness.