The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is proud to showcase outstanding film creations through the New Wave Awards category this year. Started in 2010, this category allows independent and upcoming filmmakers to express themselves through a powerful medium and provides an opportunity to participate in the yearly exhibition of best films.
Out of more than 100 entries, only 15 finalists has been selected and will be judged as the best full-length film, student short film and animation film.
On Saturday 13-December-2014, the MMFF New Wave had a premiere screening for student short and animation films at U-View Fully Booked, Bonifacio Global City. The theater was packed with film directors, students and film enthusiast who has been welcomed by the head of Student Shorts Section, Director Paul Soriano.
“It is very rare to have your short films actually be screened in the big screen. So, take this experience to learn,” said Soriano on his opening remarks.
He also congratulated the students who made the cut on the category out of the other finalists who submitted their application.
BIMYANA, Never Stop Dreaming
A stand out among the short films, Bimyana features a young Ayta girl from Porac, Pampanga. Little we did know, the title of the film was taken from the name of the main actress after Director Kim Zuniga made an introduction about the movie.
It was a heart felt speech as Zuniga’s vision was to amplify the voice of indigenous people all over the world.
“I feel so lucky as a director that I’m able to share the beautiful and magical stories of my friends at Katutubo Village through my film, #Bimyana. Maraming salamat po dahil pinagkatiwala ninyo po ang kwento ninyo sa amin. Sana po ay sa pamamagitan ng munti naming pelikula ay mas marami pang makaalam ng inyong napakagandang komunidad,” Zuniga said.
Bimyana, is a story of a young Ayta girl who felt so proud when she was selected to represent their school in a regional quiz bee. During her preparation, challenges had come up: lack of school funds to support her, a mother who is less enthusiastic on her achievements and a mythical creature that test her courage and determination. Would she just fall or find courage to achieve her dreams?
Find out as Bimyana will be shown in Glorietta and SM Megamall cinemas from 17-Dec to 24-Dec 2014.
It will be shown along with the feature film of Diane Ventura, “Mulat” and Mary Despidido’s Animation film, “An Maogmang Lugar.”
Tickets are on sale for only PHP120 and if you buy a ticket from #TeamBimyana, a portion of what you give will be donated at Mission: Katutubo Village to support their development programs.
For tickets/inquiries, check Wanderstruck Films’ contact details below:
Catch #MMFFNewWave Shorts & Animations until 24-December and keep the good vibes rolling!