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Cinemagis 7 Digital Short Film Fest


Cinemagis 7 was officially launched yesterday (January 21, 2014) at the SM City CDO event center. Cinemagis is on its 7th year, the Northern Mindanao’s Digital Short Film Fest by the Xavier Center for Culture and the Arts (XCCA) of Xavier University, Ateneo de Cagayan. The event was attended by the award winning Brilliante Mendoza.

The nomination for #Cinemagis7 we’re presented on the opening yesterday with the following categories:

Student Category

“Feeling Loved” by Greanne Mendoza
“Across the Universe” by Megan Louise C Hernandez
“Grasya” by Geffel Lou A Rodrigora
“Tingki” by Brian Adam Salvador Anay
“Abansada sa Hangin” by Marvelous J Bencio
“En Pace” (In Peace) by Orpheus Nery
“Emosyon” by Lucky dela Rosa
“Sangil” by Christian Alan E Toring
“The Bully has Awakened” by Harold A Villegas

Professional Category

“The End of War” by Joeromer Bacus
“May Bituin Din sa Umaga” by John Solomon T Legara
“Bagabag” by Adrian Rey Banaag Manapil
“Ang Lihim ni Natividad” (The Secret of Natividad) by Jasmine Limas


Cinemagis 7 Digital Short Film Festival Schedule of Activities

January 21
Opening of the Brilliante Mendoza Film Festival and Announcement of Cinemagis Nominations
SM City Cagayan de Oro Event Center – 5pm to 9pm

January 22
Film Productions: Design and Editing Workshop – XU Little Theater – 10am to 12 noon

Brilliante Film Screening and Workshop
SM Cinema 3 and 4 – 7am to 12 noon
Festival Night Out
6pm to 9pm

January 23

Film Production: Design and Editing Workshop
XU Little Theater – 10am to 12nn

Regular Film Screening
SM Cinema 3 and XU Little Theater – 1pm to 5pm

Filmmakers Meeting to form the Northern Mindanao Film Network
XU Little Theater – 6pm to9pm

January 24

Juror’s Meeting
XCCA Conference Room – 10am to 12nn

Regular Film Screening
SM Cinema 3 and XU Little Theater – 1pm to 5pm

Cinemagis 7 Awards Night
SM City Cagayan de Oro Event Center – 6pm to 9pm

The admission to the screening venues is FREE and only requires you to bring personal care items like soap, toothpaste and sanitary napkins for donation to the Typhoon Seniang victims at Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental last year end.

Boses – An indie film worth seeing


CDOPlaces.com had a chance to be invited of an advance viewing of Boses here in Cagayan de Oro City at the Xavier University Little Theater. This indie film movie will be its first time to be screen here in our city on August 27 at the Centrio mall cinema exclusively for XU students and on September 6,9,10,11,12 for the public viewing. The show will start at 8am to 10am and 11am to 1pm at the Ayala Centrio Mall on the dates above.

Boses is a moving tale revolving around a gifted boy made mute by unbearable experiences and his emotionally-damaged violinist-mentor as they find their voice through the redemptive and healing powers of music and friendship.

It is an ERASMO FILMS Production in cooperation with UNICEF, CASA SAN MIGUEL, DSWD Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), National Commssion on Culture and the Arts, Film Development Council of the Philippines.

The movie stars Ricky Davao, Cherry Pie Picache, Meryll Soriano. Directed by the award winning Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil who personally brought the original dvd copy of the movie at the XU little theater and answer some questions about the movie after the showing.

It has won several awards namely the Golden Screen Awards 2008: best film, direction, screenplay, actor, music; Gawad Tanglaw Awards 2008: best film, direction, screenplay; Star Awards 2008: best child actor, music score Urian Awards 2008: nomination in all major categories.

It has competed and exhibited in various festivals, schools and communities locally and abroad: New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Hawaii, Vancouver, India, Korea, Hongkong, Geneva, Yale University, Zuric, Madrid, University of Alberta, UP, FEU, Assumption, Ateneo.

This is a must see movie which will be shown in our city for the first time brought to you by Diri Husi Initiative, Xavier University and Stream Foundation. Checkout the thriller below.