SAN FRANCISCO – The Filipino Arts & Cinema International (FACINE), through its tireless director, Mauro Feria Tumbocon, Jr, honored TFC on Sunday for their continued support to the ideals and values of FACINE. TFC supports and shares FACINE’s mission of empowering emerging artists to create films that speak about Filipino communities globally and promoting cinema as a social document of Filipino culture and heritage, and as medium of artistic expression.
Cinematografo Festival & Exhibitions Director Miguel Sevilla received the certificate on behalf of TFC. Other honorees are the Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc. (PAWA) and inquirer.net.
Following on the heels of FACINE 25, FACINE’s annual Filipino-American cine festival in San Francisco, Cinematografo will also be holding its second Cinematografo International Film Festival from November 8-11, 2018 at the AMC Kabuki 8 in Japantown in San Francisco.
The festival’s theme this year is “Breaking Down Walls,” which refers to breaking through barriers in film and story whether in terms of subject matter, representation and cultural limitations.
Cinematografo’s opening film on November 8th is Signal Rock from the Philippines, from renowned Filipino auteur Chito Roño. This official Filipino submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the upcoming Academy Awards® tells the story of Intoy (Christian Bables) who is left to care for his parents when his sister moved out to work overseas. The only way he could contact his sister and the outside world is by taking his cellular phone and going up the strange rock formation known as “signal rock”.
The closing film is A Land Imagined from Singapore’s Siew Hua Yeo, winner of the top prize in this year’s Locarno International Film Festival. This gripping thriller shows the dark side of the city-state of seedy underground of the working class.