Filipino artists hopeful for independent films
INDEPENDENT film makers in the country are hopeful the launching of a film festival showcasing low budget but quality films will help uplift the film industry in the Philippines.
The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is also hopeful showing of indie films will help educate the public to appreciate films, which are carved out not from the usual “Hollywood formula,” as what is currently adapted by current film producers.
Ten films, many of which already earned international recognition, will be featured in two cinemas of SM Baguio beginning March 28 to 30.
Baguio-based filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik, whose film Bakit Dilaw ang Gitna ng Bahaghari, will also be shown during the three-day film festival.