Dreamanila International Film Festival to be held May 2020

The Dreamanila International Film Festival seeks to introduce audiences to diverse, independent, and contemporary films from around the world. The Second Annual festival will be a three-day event showcasing the intercontinental works of filmmakers from all over the world. Panel discussions, guest speakers, film production and screenwriting workshops, and networking events are expected to boost the festival’s overall attendance. 
There will be a networking event with cocktails and appetizers, which will feature an advanced screening of a prestigious independent film. All three-day programs will host short and feature-length film screenings and a special film industry guest will be invited to conduct a panel discussion.
There will also be screenwriting and filmmaking workshops, another panel discussion, award presentation,  and after-party on its final day. The projected dates are May 22-24, 2019. Final venues and city-host will be announced soon. The expected overall attendance is 500-1,500.
Founder and Festival Director Archie Del Mundo said that Dreamanila does not just exist to provide screening venues, but it also fosters creative and professional support to masters and emerging filmmakers to showcase their films to the world with the purest and most creative visions and intentions. The Festival features a host of screenings, symposium panels, educational programs and workshops, Q&A portions, and marketing and distribution assistance.
Del Mundo added, “Manila, as the Philippines’ most exciting historical capital, will provide sociocultural exchange of ingenuity, concepts, and market-building potentials for cultural artists and workers. Dreamanila will guarantee a conducive place for audiences and filmmakers to engage with one another.”
 In 2018, the founding edition of Dreamanila International Film Festival showcased over 30 films – 15 shorts and 15 films – both screened live and online among jurors and attendees at the then newly installed CBRC Dream Theater in Espana, Manila. This year, Dreamanila will be projected and carpet-rolled in its new home.  Film scholar and microcinema programmer Jerrick David will be the Overall Program Manager.
Tapped as the Creative and Marketing Director, filmmaker and entrepreneur Charliebebs Gohetia, whose film competed last year, made a throwback to the inaugural film event. “Filmmakers from USA to Iran, and as far and as exotic as Nigeria to homeland Philippines participated last year. On our 2nd edition, we intend to triple our selections and multiply our venues with the help of sponsors and hosts.”
Award winning filmmaker Joselito Altarejos assumed the position of Head Programmer and Cultural Exchange Director. He shares, “the heart of the Festival continues to beat in order to establish a wider reach in discovering more independent filmmakers with ardency of collective, fundamental, and original visions. We will greatly appreciate your support so this massive and significant endeavor can push through with its advocacies.”
 The Dreamanila International Film Festival offers multilevel sponsorships to individuals and organizations to help support its mission to promote the artistic works of international independent filmmakers and to enhance the arts and culture community in Manila and its nearby cities, and the other regions.

Published by Dale Bacar

DALE BACAR is a Manila-based blogger who also dabbles a bit into photography during his free time. An online freelancer by trade, Dale travels where there is internet connection so he can work and play (mostly with his imaginary friends) at the same time. He studied Film & Audio-Visual Communication at the University of the Philippines in Diliman.

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