CACERES, August 29, 2014 – Caceres Commission on Communications (CCCom) Director Fr. Luisito Occiano announced on August 21 the finalists of the 2nd Peñafrancia Short Film Festival.
The finalists are “Atang” by Paolo Piana; “Harayo, Harani Man” by Arjanmar Rebeta; “Inay” by the Independent Artists; “Kapit” by Antonio Ayen; and “Nawawara” by Jordan de la Cruz. Inspired by the theme “Choose to be brave, to live and love like Ina”, five films bring to the big screen two things: the celebration of the Year of the Laity and the call to be like Mary.
Each story centers on how a devotion to the Lady of Peñafrancia, patroness of Bicolandia, acts as a guide and becomes instrumental in one’s spiritual journey as an active witness of the faith.
A roadshow, which included the diocese of Daet, of the five films began last August 22, Friday, at the St. Rafael the Archangel parish, Pili, Camarines Sur. The films will also be brought to the following places:
- Immaculate Conception Parish, Naga City (August 30)
- Basilica Minore de Peñafrancia (August 31)
- Parish of St. Joseph, San Jose, Camarines Sur (September 5).
- Naga College Foundation, University of Nueva Caceres (September 4)
- Unibersidad de Sta. Isabel (September 11)
- Holy Rosary Minor Seminary (September 12).
Advanced screening at the Diocese of Daet is slated on September 5-6.
The red carpet screening and awarding of winners will be on September 22, Monday, at the Unibersidad de Sta. Isabel. Tickets are at PhP 100 and PhP 200. (Natalie Hazel Quimlat)