CIDFF free film screenings begin today
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Freeman) - August 25, 2014 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines - Film lovers are invited to watch over 24 films in its Asian premier showing in the third Cebu International Documentary Film Festival (CIDFF 2014) from August 25-30 in different venues.

Films by the Silent Voices Productions will be shown on August 25 at the Aegean Room, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino along Salinas Drive, Lahug: 10 a.m., “My Friend Charlie Whight” by Mark Celestino (Philippines); 10:13 a.m., “Filipina” by Darwin Buschman (Philippines); 10:28 a.m., “Pagtuo” by Janice Villarosa (Philippines); 10:34 a.m., “Charlie Clown” by Malaya Pasion (Philippines); 10:47 a.m., “Deep Water” by Janice Villarosa and Phuong Ngoc Vu (Philippines). Other films on the same day include Click Media’s “Racing with Legends” by Steven Flor (Philippines) at 1 pm; Divino Concepto’s “Hollywood” by Ramon Tort (Spain) at 1:54 p.m.; and “BlueSky View/Laybl Productions Gifted” by Russel Rossi (Canada).

Also shown at the Aegean Room on August 26 are films by Snakehawk Productions: 9 a.m., “Sea Gypsies” and 9:26 a.m., “Man on the Cross” by Matthew Everett (Phils/UK); 10:26 a.m., “Forgotten Soldiers” by Donald Plata (Phils/USA); and 2 p.m. Blue Crayon Productions Worker’s “Church” by Malou-Guanzon Apalisok (Phils). Opening Night is also on August 26 at 5 p.m. at the Cinema 1, Ayala Center Cebu featuring “Shunned” directed by Janice Villarosa.

From August 27-30, the Documentary Film Caravan will showcase more films from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. including Films in Competition at the Saint Theresa’s College-Cebu Little Theatre on August 27, University of San Carlos College of Architecture and Fine Arts Theatre on August 27 and 28 and at the University of the Philippines Union Building on August 29, as well as the Rotary Film Challenge Winners and Out of Competition Films on August 30 at the Marcelo Fernan Press Center; and Closing Night on August 30 at 5 p.m. at the Marcelo Fernan Press Center featuring “Mediastan” directed by Johannes Wahlstrom (Sweden).

Films In Competition Include (Redemption Program) “El Desorden De Los Sentidos” by Alejandro Salgado (Spain), “A Friend In Sight” by Norman Zafra (New Zealand) and “The Healing Notes” by Amparo Mendo (Spain); (Women & Nature Program) “The Barefoot Poetess” by  Bernard Louargant (France), “From A Distance” by Rania M Tawfik (Denmark), “Whalesharks of Oslob” by Silke De Vos  (Philippines/Germany), “Iriria” by Carmelo Camilli (Costa Rica/Italy); (Politics and History) “Waves” by Ahmed Nour (Egypt), “Racing With Legends” by Steven Flor and “Gawah by Gauri Chadha” (India) ; (Art & Advocacy Program) “Reaching For The Sky” by Bert Oosterveld (Netherlands) and “Dreamers” by Noelle Deschamps (France); (Hope & Activism Program) “Barato Metrajes 2.0” by Daniel San Roman (Spain); (Dreams & Sacrifice Program) “Sea Gypsies” by Matthew Everett (United Kingdom/Philippines), “Modou Modou”  by Virginia Manchado  (United Kingdom), “Mitzvah” by Maciej J Grabysa (Poland), “Companeros De Viaje” by Alvaro Orus (Spain), “One Minute For Conductors” by Angel Esteban & Elena Goatelli (Italy), “Esperando A Manana” (Waiting For Tomorrow) by Jeanne Nouchi (France), “Ya Wooto” by Jenny Cartwright   Burkina Faso (Canada), “Prisoner of Kanun” by Roser Corella (Albania/Spain), “Hiver Nomade” by Manuel Von Sturler (Switzerland), “Man On The Cross” by Matthew Everett (United Kingdom/Philippines) and “The Dialogue” by Arnd Wachter (China/Germany).

Out of Competition films include “Errol Morris: A Lightning Sketch” by Charles Musser (United States), “Soldier/Citizen” by Silvina Landsmann (Israel), “Espui” by Anna Soldevilla (Spain) and other Films with Philippine focus include “Typhoon Haiyan” by Silke De Vos  (Philippines/Germany) and Sinulog Documentaries.

CIDFF Board Secretary Marie Ernestine Denise Fajatin-Pegarido said, “We encourage everyone to register early so they can have secured seating arrangements. This is a very rare opportunity to view these quality films. The films in this year’s competition have not been screened yet anywhere in Asia.”

For information and registration contact CIDFF at Telephone +63-32-511-1197 and Mobile +63-923-926-6272, or email  You can also follow on Twitter @CIDFF_2014 and like on Facebook: or visit

CIDFF is a platform that organizes annual international documentary film festivals in Cebu. The event will play a big role in giving Cebu and the rest of the Philippines international exposure and serves as a benchmark for all documentary film makers, film producers, and global media interested to come to Cebu for a film event. The third CIDFF is in partnership with the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Department of Tourism and the Department of Trade and Industry.  (FREEMAN)




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