Qcinema International Film Festival (QCinema) announces its three new feature film production grant winners for 2020.
Filmmakers Christian Linaban, Joseph Abello, and Bebe Go will each receive a grant of P1.5 million pesos each from the Quezon City government, through the Quezon City Film Development Foundation (QCFDC). These films will have their world premiere at this year’s Qcinema.
Christian Linaban’s film Mga Buwak Para in Maya is about a child cyberporn model abducted by a river monster. This is Linaban’s third feature film after Aberya in 2012 and the pinoy stoner film Superpsychocebu made in 2016.
If You’re on Fire by Joseph Abello, an ex-teacher and now ice factory owner who hires his ex-student who ruined his teaching career. This is also Abello’s third directorial film after What Home Feels Like (2017) and Double Twisting Double Back (2018).
Bebe Go’s film is about two girl friends navigating the world of the upper class and national elite. Gabby Silang is Bebe Go’s third film, following Alam Mo Ba ‘Yung Ganun? (2009) and the documentary film Bastes, May Anne M. (2013).
This is the seventh year the Quezon City government is awarding grants to new and seasoned filmmakers through Qcinema.
The festival, which gears up to become the premier international film festival in Southeast Asia, is slated from October 16 to 25.
For updates on QCinema, log on to its website qcinema.ph or its facebook page facebook.com/QCinemaPH/.
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