Bisaya Films and The Cebu International Film Festival 2019

Cebu International Film Festival 2019 Festival Week
CEBU. The Cebu International Film Festival (Cebu.IFF) announces its 8th edition this week with the theme, Celebrating 100 years of Philippine Cinema. According to Festival Director, Peachy Fajatin, Cebu.IFF will be screening over 100 films in competition under the full length and short films categories (International), short films (Philippines Focus), animation and student films category.
With the mission to strengthen the local film industry, and drive the objective of making Cebu.IFF another economic driver for Cebu, Cebu.IFF will be screening over 50 film entries from 15 countries including the Philippines. In the Philippine Focus, it will screen student entries in competition.
THE ENTRIES IN THIS YEAR'S Cebu International Film Festival

The jury is composed of seasoned film makers: Takuya Fukushima, multi-awarded director from Japan and Cebu.IFF 2018 winner; Crispo Mojica, Cebu.IFF board member and program director of Film & Broadcast Arts, IIBFA; Butch Nolasco, a multi-awarded director based in Manila and Emot Amodia, founder of Cebu Animation Guild.

Other highlights of the Festival include two talks at USC-SAFAD, Talamban Campus on September 25, 2019 - Setting up your Animation Studio with No Capital by Emot Amodia and Film Storytelling lecture and Workshop -Ideas into Action by director, Crispo Mojica.

Cebu.IFF will also be conducting the Pitch Workshop on September 25 at the Creative Hub of USC-SAFAD to be followed by the Pitch Market at Dolce Cafe, Nivel Hills on September 26, 2019 with Cebu.IFF president Mel Allego and Singapore-based producer as moderators. The Festival will culminate with the Awards Ceremony on September 27 at the USC-SAFAD Theatre. 
Details of film screenings and activities during the Festival Week, one may visit www.cebuiff.org and its https://www.facebook.com/cebuinternationalfilmfestival/.
Here is an example of Bisaya Short Films you can view online:

Bisaya Short Films presents "Kung Diin Ang Kangitngit"
Copyrights 2019. A Bad Richard Production.


The and A Truth About Globe Media Excellence Awards 2019


Cebu media icon leads 11 Visayas GMEA 2019 winners

Cebu media icon Atty. Pachico A. Seares and Sun.Star Managing Editor Cherry Ann Lim lead the 11 Visayas winners of the Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) 2019.

Three of the winners are based outside Cebu – Bohol, Tacloban, and Iloilo City.

The winners were announced during the special recognition ceremonies at Radisson Blu Cebu Hotel in Cebu City on September 19, 2019.

Yoly Crisanto, the Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications of Globe, said the 11 winners were chosen by six respected judges and nine screeners who independently went over the entries submitted.


The judges are Ahmed Cuizon, regional director of the Land Transportation, Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Region III; Auke Idzenga, chief executive officer of the Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation Inc.; Maria Lea Lara, executive director of the Iloilo Business Club; Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, co-founder of the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP); Sarah Santiago, editor-in-chief of Wonder.ph; and Eileen Mangubat, senior lecturer at the University of the Philippines Cebu and former publisher & editor-in-chief of Cebu Daily News/Inquirer Publications Inc.

The screeners from the academe are Karlon Rama, University of San Carlos; Mia Embalzado-Mateo, Saint Theresa’s College; Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon, University of the Philippines Cebu; Dr. Maria Teresa Asistido, STI West Negros University; Ivy Gonzales Aboy, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos; Dr. Nieves Pepito, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos; Dr. Zoilo Andrada Jr., University of the Philippines Visayas; Zsa Zsa Bacaling, West Visayas State University; and Rhoda Campillan, University of St. Agustin.

The winners of the Mindanao leg of GMEA 2019 will be announced in Davao City this November 2019.

Crisanto said, Globe Telecom continues to honor media practitioners through GMEA, now on its seventh run, by awarding excellent work in different categories.

This year, the Globe Media Excellence Awards pursues a digital direction with four award categories for digital media entries as it strives to achieve social impact.

Entries submitted for this year’s GMEA are anchored towards four sustainable focus areas, namely, care for the environment, positive societal impact, care for people, and the digital nation.

Atty. Seares, who retired as editor in chief of Sun.Star Cebu in 2010, steered the paper since its birth on November 25, 1982. He is now the paper’s Public and Standards Editor even as he continues to write several opinion items.

The GMEA 2019 judges chose him as the journalist considered as Newsmaker of the Year. Lim, on the other hand, won two different awards -- Explanatory/lnvestigative Story/ Documentary of the Year for Print Award and Editor of the Year Award.

The 11 winners are:

• News Report of the Year for Print - Joey Gabieta (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

• Explanatory/lnvestigative Story/ Documentary of the Year for Print - Cherry Ann Lim (Sun.Star Cebu)

• News Report of the Year for Radio - Runelyn Jamolo (Radyo Pilipinas)

• Breaking News of the Year for Digital - Leo Udtohan (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

• Explanatory/lnvestigative Story of the Year for Digital - Rhick Lars Vladimer Albay (Rappler Move)

• Explanatory/lnvestigative Video Story of the Year for Digital - Charry Lane Coronel and Alex Badayos (Sun.Star Cebu)

• Photo of the Year for Digital - Alan Tangcawan (SuperBalita Cebu)

• Social Media Advocacy of the Year - Vernon Joseph Go (vernongo.com)

• Environment Story of the Year - Rhick Lars Vladimer Albay (Panay News)

• Editor of the Year - Cherry Ann Lim (Sun.Star Cebu)

• Newsmaker of the Year – Atty. Pachico A. Seares (Sun.Star Cebu)


Tatay’s Rest Hut Information

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If 8+ people na, banig na siya or tent area sa gawas para more fun. No tent provided. Max ra ug 6 excess people.

3. 1.5k each night for maximum of 4 people, for extra person, add P200 each, maximum extra persons is 10. 

Check in check out anytime basta 24 hours use. Play the video para makita ang complete view sa place:

Naay utensils and induction stove and ref. maka cook ramo didto, so palit nalang native fish and meat, tipid kayu!

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Bring your own Off lotion ug Ointment nalang daan. But nakahigda nami pirmi didto, minor ra siya. Maliit na bagay.

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Thanks! Book na!


OPON Republik and Hollywood Celebrities Investing In Cebu to Generate Jobs

Dear Hollywood Directors:

This is Opon Republik today, the restaurant in Mactan that may be a perfect food partner when you're planning to shoot a movie here in Cebu, Philippines. It is the vision and dream of Opon Republik, Cebu Philippines and Mactan, as well as the Bisaya Short films force, for Brad Pitt to shoot a Lav Diaz cinematic here in Opon Republik so more jobs can be generated here in our country.  More sustainable good jobs. More investors to start a business. 

The fantasy movie Brad Pitt will shoot could be similar to the one he made with Adam Mckay, The Big Short. It will be how a scam will be exposed and the scam would be how some, not all, universities in Cebu are generating so many graduates and yet the graduates don't match the job market. 

Which means the diploma mill universities are given permit to scam students, to cheat their parents and to not pay the price of the harmful knowledge they are teaching. 

The government should stop issuing these schools operation to business unless they can prove their real job-generating value. Special scene would be done on the University of the Philippines and the ROI it gives to the country in terms of generating jobs for the tax money paid for maintaining the schools.

Remember: Sweden had traditionally lower literacy than Philippines, and yet they're now richer. The problem Brad Pitt could deal in the movie would probably on the issue of scale. Why Sweden is great because it's practically a small town country. And Philippines is such a large scale entity. What we need is to break Philippines apart, like federal states, so the cheating can easily be detected. And money goes to where the hardworking people are, like in Cebu City. Money from Manila hardworkers should be in Manila, Cebu City in Cebu City, et cetera. 

Anyway, after the shoot, Brad Pitt can eat the tastiest Whiskey Grilled Pork I tried in my time at Opon Republik. Then watch Bisaya Films.

Miss Emma of QueenCebu

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