A film by Val Amiel Vestil, Bachelor of Mass Communication 2017, magna cum laude, will be screened in Sine Negrense: Negros Island Film Festival 2017, Nov. 27 to 29 in Bacolod City.
Vestil directed his film “Adobo” for his Film Appreciation class during his senior year.
The film is about Tere, a mother abandoned by her husband, and her rebellious son, Kaloy, and how she attempts to heal the wounds inflicted by their abandonment.
“I feel really pressured since this is my first-ever film festival and it has been my dream to really pursue a career in film and this is a great stepping stone,” Vestil said.
The cast and production staff are composed mostly of fellow Sillimanians.
According to SunStar Bacolod, the three-day festival is held for the first time in Negros. It is presented by the Film Development Council of the Philippines, The Negros Museum, Design Brewer, and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Committee on Cinema.
The Short Film Competition component themed “Negrense New Wave” encourages the new breed of film makers to find their voice as Negrenses and tell their own stories through film.
The awarding will be on Nov. 29, 6p.m. at the SM City Bacolod Cinema 4.