The Margaha Film Festival, an event of the ongoing Sagay Arts Month observance, begins on Monday, February 17, at the Margaha Beach Front in Sagay City’s Barangay Old Sagay. 10 films will vie for an array of prizes, with P100,000 to be awarded to ‘Best Picture.’
According to Sagay City Mayor Alfredo Marañon III, the festival seeks to encourage local writers and directors to create films depicting “Sagaynon heritage, culture, and lifestyle.”
The films participating in the event include “Ang Inangtan” by Junmarl Alconga, “Bucket List” by Syrha P. Soniega, “Damgo Ni Meme” by Jeyannah Mae Ceferiano, “Gugmang Kinaadman” by Jessa M. Arnado, “Paabot” by Trini Archie Garcia, “Palapak” by Marc Allan Paglinawan, “Paon” by Seb Valdez, “Pinta” by Maureen D. Martin, “Sorhuano” by Darren Joy Giganan, and “Tukar” by Rayne Barong.
Meanwhile, judges for the event include Ronnie Lazaro, Chai Fonacier, Tito Valiente, Massah Gonzales-Gamboa, and Adrian Torres./WDJ