Monday, March 31, 2014

Bacollywood: service to the community

RB (Rugby Boys) produced by the Film Production Class 2013

Jack and Kurk teaching in La Carlota City

Carlos Durana shows the process of applying make up

True to its mission, the Bacollywood Workshops has consistently been running for 4 years and has a line-up of instructors coming from the film industry of the Philippines. Its aim is to provide quality and affordable education in field of cinema through the help of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the generous instructors that are willing to share their expertise in their specialized fields. 

The summer of 2014 (April 21- May 17), BW will cater to students who cannot afford to go to Manila to learn filmmaking. Scholarships are available to interested individuals who are really interested in learning film production, make up for stage and film, Theater Improvisations, Digital Photography, Cinematography, Childrens and Teen Acting. 

After the workshops BW will segue into the 6th BACOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL (May 19-24, 2014). Another direction into educating audiences through the Baranggay screenings of Filipino Independent and International films. An alternative cinema that goes to the basic structure of the Filipino society. 

Bacollywood Workshops (BW) 2014 poster done by Roem Ortiz

Friday, February 28, 2014

MANA in Bacolod City

Mana a film by Gabby Fernandez will be screen in Bacolod on March 19-25, 2014. The film reflects the present social and political status of the Philippines. Utilizing family, film, and folklore as a medium to reflect the events that happened in the past and the present. It is a fiction but all fictions are based on reality. It also reflects the basic structure of the Philippine society, the family and how it copes up with situations that shakes its foundation. It also highlights the relationships of classes and how things work. 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Bacollywood joins Cinema Rehiyon 6 in Cagayan de Oro for Arts Month 2014

RB (Rugby Boys) by Manny Montelibano
 Bacollywood in its 6th year, celebrates the National Arts Month in Cagayan de Oro (CDO), CINEMA REHIYON 6. With 3 short films and 1 full feature will be screened in CDO, Philippines together with films coming from all over the country.

Spearheading the event is the National Commission for Culture and the Arts - Cinema Committee and Xavier University.

SONATA by Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes

Sa Mata Sang Bata by Abbie Uychiat
Bacollywood film festival will be on May 19 - 24, 2014 in Bacolod City and will focus on screening films in local communities (Barangays), Galleries, and alternative spaces within the city.

Barangay Bacollywood 2014 will be featuring films from Samar, Leyte, Bohol, Iloilo, Cebu, Dumaguete, Antique, and films from other countries. All screenings are for free. This is possible with the help of the independent filmmakers in the Visayas, to educate and promote films coming from the region.

Bacollywood: The Visayan Film Festival will also be sponsored by the City of Bacolod.

Zompranings by Poli Gonzales and Leo Aguirre