Locally-produced films captured the captivating moments of the 2017 Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan Festival from January 9 to 15, according to Sarok film festival director Romart Martesano.
This year’s much-awaited festival entries are “Parlorista” by Manny Garcia; “May Duty Ako” by DJ Rex Winston Rey; “Antos Anak” by Kim Janus Justo and “Sa Ati-Atihan” by Antonio Alis, Jr.
The short film creations aspire to provide an alternate perspective on local culture, stories, youthful documentaries of Ati-Atihan festival by the expressive camerawork and creative prowess of film makers.
The up-and-coming short film makers underwent filmmaking workshop with independent film maker and festival director of Cine Kasimanwa Elvert Banares known for Gaid:Chain (2015) and Impas (2015) and film maker Marcelo Tolentino IV in Kalibo, Aklan last year.
Winners of top prizes will be awarded on February 14 during the Gintong Sarok Awards Night. Free and open to the public, the cinema lovers will have the opportunity to watch also the 15-minute films in “Sine sa Plaza” on February 15.
The inspiring short film festival is supported by Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan Foundation, Inc. (Kasafi), Kalibo mayor William Lachica, Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores, Kalibo Sangguniang Bayan members Mark Quimpo, Cynthia Dela Cruz, Buen Joy French and Philip Kimpo.
The media production partners are Manna Machine Studio, Paranymph Media, Tuesdaywhat Filmworks, Trikee Corporation and Datu Bangkaya Productions.
BY BOY RYAN B. ZABAL