NAGA CITY — Other than the regular religious sights and sounds during the conduct and observation of the forthcoming Peñafrancia festivities, devotees and enthusiasts can look forward to an added attraction now on its second year.
The Caceres Commission on Communications has confirmed the five finalists of the 2nd Peñafrancia short film festival which include “Atang” by Paolo Piana; “Harayo, Harani Man” by Arjanmar Rebeta; “Inay” by the Independent Artists; “Kapit” by Antonio Ayen; and “Nawawara” by Jordan de la Cruz. All films are inspired by the theme “Choose to be brave, to live and love like Ina.”
The festival will bring to the silver screen the celebration of the Year of the Laity and the call to be like Mary.
The stories revolve on how devotion to the Lady of Peñafrancia act as guide and instrumental in a Catholic faithful’s spiritual journey eventually becoming an active witness of the faith.
Film showings begin on August 30th at the Immaculate Conception Parish, Naga City; Basilica Minore de Peñafrancia (August 31); Parish of St. Joseph, San Jose, Camarines Sur (September 5); Naga College Foundation, University of Nueva Caceres (September 4); Unibersidad de Sta. Isabel (September 11); Holy Rosary Minor Seminary (September 12); Diocese of Daet (September 5-6).
Highlight of the festival is a red carpet screening and awarding of winners on September 22, 2014 at the auditorium of the Unibersidad de Sta. Isabel. Entrance tickets are also availablle for P100 and P200.