September 2 – Naynay was able to score us some tickets to the Visayas premiere night of the Moonrise Filmfest 2008 at Cinema 4 of the Ayala Cinema Cebu. So there we were – me, Te Carms, Naynay and Chen – enjoying delectable cocktails as we surveyed the scene (we felt a bit important that time..hahaha..And check out my ticket no. – 7..nice..hehehe).
Cebu City’s own Carol Ligue, student/director, whose entry “Unos sa Ka-ugmaon” won as best thematic content for global warming, and Jukka Holopainen, CEAE President, even graced the event.
On its fifth year now, the Moonrise Filmfest has been calling on independent Pinoy filmmakers to produce the best documentaries on environmental or cultural issues. This is the brainchild of the Center for Environmental Awareness and Education (CEAE) in its effort to increase the level of awareness of local and global environmental issues among concerned sectors.
The finalists for this year are:
Bamboo Lake (Metro Manila) – directed and produced by Donnie Sacueza
Hangga’t Meron (Metro Manila) – directed by Jose Rico Panganiban
Hupa (Iloilo City) – directed and produced by Oscar Nava
Katutubo at Lupaing Ninuno (Metro Manila) – directed by Michael Garcia
Lawa ng Bato (Metro Manila) – directed by Boyette Rimban
Pag-ibig sa Tinubuang Lupa (Cavite) – directed by Danielle Millanes Arafol and Princess Lopez Asuncion
Sayaw sa Alon (Metro Manila ) – directed by Nannette Matilac
Taaw: Buhay at Karanasan ng mga Mangingisda sa Anda (Pangasinan) – produced by the Research and Extension for Development Office, College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman
Ugnayan (Cavite) – directed and produced by Gabby Villarama
Unos sa Ka-ugmaon (Cebu City) – directed by Carol Ligue and Noel Verula
Congratulations to all the winners! ^_^