By: Throy Catan
FOR more than 100 entries submitted, only seven full-length films were chosen for the 3rd TOFARM Film Festival. It was announced today, May 29, during a press conference at the Novotel Manila in Cubao, Quezon City.
Here are the seven finalists:
- 1957 (Written and to be directed by Hubert Tibi)
- Alimuom (Written and to be directed by Keith Sicat)
- Fasang (Written by Charlson Ong)
- Isang Kuwento ng Gubat (The Leonard Co Story) (Written by Rosalie Matilac; and to be directed by Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil, Rosalie Matilac, and Nilo Paz)
- Lola Igna (Written and directed by Eduardo Roy, Jr.)
- Mga Anak Ng Kamote (Written by John Carlo Pacala, directed by Carlo Catu)
- Sol Searching (Written and directed by Roman Perez Jr.)
Director of That Thing Called Tadhana Antoinette Jadaone, novelist Krip Yuson, screenwriter Manny Buising, and film producer Mario Cornejo serve as the TOFARM Selection Committee. Actress Raquel Villavicencio is the committee chairperson.
TOFARM Film Festival is the only advocacy-driven film festival in the country today, with entries showcasing the lives, journeys, trials and triumphs of the Filipino farmer. The film festival runs from September 12 to 18 in select cinemas. For more information, visit the TOFARM Film Festival official Facebook Page and its website.