As a way of supporting local independent cinema, Solar Entertainment Corporation, together with renowned director Brillante Mendoza, launches a film festival that aims to support local independent cinema.
Sinag Maynila will showcase works from notable directors in local indie cinema.
It will run from March 18 to 25 in major SM Cinemas.
The first Sinag Maynila Directors are Paul Sta. Ana (“Balut Country”), Jim Libiran (“Ninja Party”), Zig Dulay (“Bambanti”), Lawrence Fajardo (“Imbisibol”), and Remton Zuasola (“Swap”).
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Paul Sta. Ana' s #BalutCountry
Jun, an heir to the duck farm left to him by his late father, must decide between selling the property to secure a future with his partner, or sparing the family of the land’s loyal caretakers of inevitable displacement.
Zig Dulay' s #Bambanti
The search for a missing watch instigates the painful quest for the truth in Belyn’s and her son’s life.
Remton Zuasola' s #Swap
A young father is torn between solving a crime and committing another crime when one day his only son is kidnapped and the criminals demand him to steal another kid in exchange for the life of his son.
Lawrence Fajardo' s #Imbisibol
The film follows the lives of four Filipino migrant workers in Japan - Linda, Benjie, Manuel and Rodel - who, amidst their individual struggles, are suddenly caught together in an even more complex game of hide and seek where staying invisible is the only way to survive.
Jim Libiran' s #NinjaParty
Top female students of an elite Catholic high school discover their identities and sexualities amidst clashing values. Conflicts between themselves, their families, and their school forces them to grow up and grow in friendship. They face slut-shaming when a rumor spreads about their participation in a secret orgy.