NAGA CITY, Oct. 8 (PIA) - The Archdiocese of Caceres, through the Caceres Commission on Communications (CCCom) in close coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd) presented the nine (9) short film entries coming from various schools and five (5) from participating parishes during the 5th Penafrancia Film Festival press presentation held Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Robinsons Place, here.
Present during the said occasion were the young producers and directors who brought with them the passion of coming up with their produced films and teasers and the hope that they will be able to showcase not just their devotion and love for Our Lady of Penafrancia but also positive human values and deep sense of religiosity as one of inherent Bicolano cultures.
The entries were: Dusay (Sacrifice) by Ateneo de Naga University Junior High School; Ina Ko (My Mother/ Acceptance) by Baao National High School, Lakaw (Walk) by Ligao National High School, Pangitorogan (Dream) by the Naga City School of Arts and Trades and Sinag (Rays) by San Fernando National High School.
Sorsogon National HS also submitted Bagong Tipan, Panyo (Handkerchief) by Nueva Caceres Senior High School, DAY 193 by Universidad de Santa Isabel Senior High School and Midbid (Known) by La Consolacion College -Baao.
Five entries were also submitted coming from the following parishes: Parish of St. Raphael the Archangel, Basud, Camarines Norte, St. Jude Thaddeus, Concepcion Naga City; Immaculate Conception, Naga City ; St Raphael the Archangel, Pili, Camarines Sur and Parish of St. Anthony of Padua in Iriga City.
These films shall highlight the youth as stewards of creation and builders of a bright future with their youthful passion.
Archbishop of Caceres Rolando Octavus Joven Tria Tirona, O.C.D. sent his commendation to the young filmmakers and the support given by various schools to their students to be part of the Penafrancia film festival.
Fr. Loiue Occiano, Chairman of Caceres Commission on Communication (CCCom) and Chair of the 5th Penafrancia Short Film Festival (PSFF) welcomes the participants and guests during the presentation of the film entries held on Oct. 5, 2019 at Robinsons Place Naga. (JRM-PIA5/Camarines Sur)
"What will save the world is creative imagination, and our appreciation for art. These films are forms of arts and the product of the imagination of the students. Then there will be colors, there will be hope- thanks to the intercession of Ina," the Archbishop said.
CCCom Chairperson Fr. Louie Occiano said that since the film fest's inception in 2013, the interest and enthusiasm of the participants remain overwhelming.
"Our devotion to Ina is ever present, even in the cinemas, in the digital media-and this year as we celebrate the Year of the Youth- we want to showcase the craftsmanship, talent and the enthusiasm of the youth. We are happy to note that our winners during the past Penafrancia film fest were also recipient of various national awards," Occiano added.
This year's theme is: "The YOUTH: Beloved, Gifted, Empowered through INA, Our Lady of Penafrancia."
Awarding of winners will be on Dec. 7, 2019. (LSMacatangay-PIAV/Camarines Sur)