Sinulog through the lens
ESSENCE - Liagaya Rabago-Visaya (The Freeman) - January 23, 2019 - 12:00am

The Sinulog fever has gradually faded away but not absolutely yet as another significant occasion that merits envisioning for is the Sinulog Film Festival. Of course both beginner and veteran filmmakers will grandstand their special encounters and yearnings of the Cebuanos through themes about faith, devotion, and family. Their accounts as a people will once again come out in the wide screens.


On a bigger scale, the Sinulog Film Festival, as other film festivals, should fill in as a crucial connection in the chain of worldwide film culture. In the 21st century, we need festival diversity. All of them ought to energize the broadness and assortment of perspectives. Film is the most democratic art as it uses the fitting dialect for gatherings of people and can be available wherever due to the Internet as an intense instrument in combining and looking after democracy, peace and freedom.

Because of worldwide digitalization, film festivals are currently a remarkable instrument for crossing the correspondence channels from the most removed spots. Film festivals are helping at the cutting edge of an inexorably polarized world. Talking numerous languages, they enable you to hear a rich decent variety of voices from the isolated regions.

Film festivals in the 21st century are meeting places for producers and individuals who are keen on the world in its assortment, distinctive ways to deal with life, film as a fine art, a medium and an instrument of social articulation. Film festivals offer movie producers a stage to present their work and talk about points appeared in the film just as the filmmaking process. Henceforth festivals support and make discourse between individuals.

Film festivals are not out there just for the sake of films. They can enliven with an idealism that enables filmmakers and diverse communities to share their ideas in close personal contact. The number of film festivals around the globe is becoming strength, not weakness:  a progressive model of cooperation between festivals helps distribute filmmakers’ work in an alternative, friendly way.

Coming together to explore new cultures and celebrate creativity will always be important and film is the perfect medium for that. Visual literacy is a 21st Century aptitude and film festivals bring together the highest-quality stories to learn from. Film festivals exist to inspire audiences and keep the excitement alive for cinematic experiences.

Film festivals are largely about cultivating an interest in cinema and giving audiences access to films that they might not otherwise have the opportunity to see as they are absolutely central to film festivals.

One critical motivation behind film celebrations is that they are assuming a huge job as an elective appropriation channel for non-commercial films. What's more, celebrations can offer collective, shared and remarkable encounters, when the movies, their purpose of perspectives, thoughts and individuals meet thus make a required stage for meaningful exchanges.

A really imperative test is to join exchanges concerning our reality without staying away from dubious points that partition society. Furthermore, as such it achieves individuals to comprehend assorted encounters and perspectives, a necessity in understanding the world past oneself. Furthermore, for the other parts of the world to comprehend and appreciate, the Sinulog Film Festival ought to expand for the world to see.

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