THE Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) recently partnered with SM Cinema in its efforts to strengthen its commitment to support Philippine cinema as well as champion independent films.
Cine Lokal is a new cinema line which aims to house award-winning, independent films and FDCP programs to selected SM Cinema branches across the country.
Cine Lokal will be launched in SM City Iloilo today, Apr 21, 2017.
“Cine Lokal’s goal is two-fold: to provide independent filmmakers with a commercial venue for their films, thereby strengthening their experience and training on film marketing and distribution, and to create a culture of support and viewership among Filipinos nationwide. Independent films mirror our society’s milieu in the most meaningful and affective of ways and we are grateful to SM Cinema for this great opportunity for us to bring more choices of these films closer to our people,” said FDCP Chairperson Liza Diño.
Movie lovers and independent film enthusiasts alike can expect an exciting roster of award-winning, independent films at Cine Lokal. Among the films scheduled to be shown as part of the launching are the digitally remastered and restored version of Himala (Ishmael Bernal), Iadya Mo Kami (Mel Chionglo), Of Sinners and Saints (Ruben Soriquez) and Academy Awards 2015 Best Picture winner Spotlight.
Admission Fee is for Php120.00.