Cinemanila back in Taguig!


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Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano and film director Tikoy Aguiluz, founder of Cinemanila film festival signed the Memorandum of Agreement to have Taguig as this year’s host for Cinemanila International Film Festival slated November 11 to 17 at Market Market Cinemas. Mayor Lani said that the City Government’s partnership with Cinemanila Foundation emphasized the importance of arts and culture in any community and showed her genuine concern for Filipino artists.

[in tagalog]

Cinemanila nagbabalik sa Taguig!

Lumagda sa Memorandum of Agreement sina Mayor Lani Cayetano ng Taguig at film director Tikoy Aguiluz, founder ng Cinemanila Film Festival para ang lungsod ang magsilbing host ng Cinemanila Film Festival sa taong ito na nakatakdang ipalabas sa Nobyembre 11 hanggang 17 sa Market! Market! Cinemas. Binigyang diin ni Mayor Lani na ang partnership na ito ng pamahalaang lungsod at Cinemanila Foundation ay nagpapakita ng pagpapahalaga sa sining at kultura. Ito ay nagpapakita rin ng tunay na malasakit ni Mayor Lani sa mga Filipino artist.

Cinemanila, Back in Taguig!

Taguig City once again plays host to the 2011 edition of the Cinemanila International Film Festival slated November 11 to 17 at the Market! Market! Cinemas, Bonifacio Global City.

The renewed partnership between Cinemanila and Taguig City promises to be a more enduring one, with Cinemanila adopting the city’s hip slogan — “I ? Taguig” — as part of this year’s festival theme, “I ? Cinema. I ? Cinemanila.”

Mayor Lani Cayetano emphasize the importance of arts and culture in any community and showed her genuine concern for Filipino artists. In fact, part of the 100 million budget for scholarship and the 1 Billion budget for education of Taguig will be used to conduct trainings and workshops of students in theatre,drama,Music film making, acting and other art related talents.

“I am very happy and honored that Cinemanila International Film Festival is back in our City. Sealing a partnership with private entities like the Cinemanila Foundation clearly illustrates our advocacy for public-private partnership as a tool towards the attainment of our social development programs,” Mayor Cayetano said.

This year’s festival will showcase around 50 international and local films and screenings will take place at Market! Market! Cinemas and Fully Booked, while Bonifacio High Street will be the venue of another important component of Cinemanila International Film Festival – the Cinebarangay – considered as unique and revolutionary, highlighted by educational workshops and free screenings held outdoors and in public venues such as wet markets, plazas, barangay halls, etc.

Cinebarangay is Cinemanila’s way of bringing the cinema closer and more accessible to the people. It was initiated by Director Tikoy Aguiluz, the founder of the festival, with the primary purpose of giving the whole community a chance to experience said films.

Meanwhile, Atty. Darwin Icay, the Mayor’s spokesperson disclosed that the rekindled alliance between Cinemanila and Taguig is not just a yearly collaboration, but a year-long one. Cinebarangay will be staged not only for the duration of the festival, but goes beyond as Cinebarangay takes place monthly in different venues in Taguig. Indeed, working together towards a common objective is sweeter and stronger the second time around for Cinemanila and the City of Taguig.

The 2011 Cinemanila International Film Festival is presented by the City of Taguig and the Cinemanila International Film Festival Foundation, together with Market! Market! Cinemas, in cooperation with Cinema One, Manila Bulletin, Business World, Click the City, Pep.ph, Spot.ph, Web Philippines, TBWA\Mangada Santiago Puno, Outpost Visual Frontier, Solid Video Corporation, Goethe Institut, and the Oberhausen Film Festival.

[in tagalog]

Cinemanila, nagbabalik sa Taguig!

Nagbabalik sa Lungsod ng Taguig ang Cinemanila International Film Festival sa taong ito na nakatakdang mapanood mula ika-11 hanggang sa ika-17 ng Nobyembre sa Market Market Cinemas sa Bonifacio Global City.

Ang Cinemanila International Film Festival ngayong taon na may temang I ? Cinema I ? Cinemanila na halaw sa I ? Taguig slogan ng lungsod ay maghu-hudyat ng matagalang pagtutulungan sa pagitan ng Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Taguig.

Binigyang diin ni Mayor Cayetano ang kahalagahan ng sining at kultura bilang parte ng komunida. Sa katunayan parte ng 100million pondo para sa iskolarsyip at 1 billion pondo para sa edukasyon ng Siyudad ng Taguig ang pagkakaroon ng mga seminars at workshops sa mga estudyante patungkol sa theatre,film making, acting at iba pang talent na naaayon sa arts and culture.

“Ako ay tuwang-tuwa dahil isang karangalan na magbalik sa lungsod ng Taguig ang Cinemanila.International Film Festival. Ang kasunduang ito sa isang pribadong organisasyon tulad ng Cinemanila Foundation ay nagpapakita ng aking adbokasiya na gawing kasangkapan ang public-private partnership para maisakatuparan ang ating social development programs,” pahayag ni Mayor Cayetano.

Kalahok sa festival sa taong ito ang 50 international at local films na mapapanood sa Market! Market ! Cinemas at sa Fully Booked. Samantala, sa Bonifacio High Street naman gagawin ang isa pang mahalagang bahagi ng Cinemanila International Film Festival- ang Cinebarangay- kung itatampok ang libreng panoorin sa naiiba at hindi tradisyunal na paraan, ang pagpapalabas ng mga pelikula sa mga lugar katulad ng palengke, beach, plaza, barangay hall at iba.

Ang cinebarangay ay paraan ng cinemanila na ilapit sa mgas ordinaryong tao ang mga pelikula. Ang inisyatibong ito ay isinulong ng ama ng Cinemanila na si Tikoy Aguiluz kung saan ang pangunahing misyon ay bigyan ng pagkakataon ang masa na mapanood ang mga pelikulang kalahok sa festival.

Kaugnay nito, nilinaw ni Atty. Darwin Icay na ang Cinebarangay ay hindi magtatapos kapag nagwakas na ang festivas. Ito ay tatakbo ng isang taon na mapapanood ito sa iba’t ibang lugar sa Taguig. Ang panibagong alyansa sa pagitan ng Cinemanila at ng Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Taguig ay mas nagpatibay sa dati nitong samahan.

Ang 2011 Cinemanila International Film Ferstival ay itinatampok ng Lungsod ng Taguig at ng Cinemanila International Film Festival Foundation, Market! Market! Cinemas, sa pakikipagtulungan ng Cinema One, Manila Bulletin, Business World, Click the City, Pep.ph, Spot.ph, Web Philippines, TBWA/Mangada Santiago Puno, Outpost Visual Frontier, Solid Video Corporation, Goethe Institut, and the Oberhausen Film Festival.


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