The 8th Largabista Film Festival Awards Gala, 31st March 2017

8 Mag holds 8th Largabista Film Fest

Tacloban City – To continue the tradition and culture of arts and films, 8 Magazine, the first travel and lifestyle glossy magazine in Eastern Visayas, in cooperation with Sinerangan, a local group of talented filmmakers, holds the 8th Largabista Film Festival.

The Largabista Film Festival is an annual multi-discipline, community-based film awards competition originally organized by the UP Ideopraxist organization of the University of the Philippines – Visayas Tacloban Campus (UPVTC), but has been handed over to 8 Magazine by its founder Professor Dulz Cuna. The said film festival is considered to be the longest running film festival in the region.

Largabista started as a public relations event production of the Communication Arts students of UPVTC who are taking up the subject Public Relations and Advertising. Every year, these students would come up with their own theme for the production of this event which was part of their major project. Eventually, this competition has been extended region wide.

“We are planning to bring this competition to a wider audience now. As you can see, 8 Magazine has always been supportive of the various activities that promote our region,” said Aaron J.P. Almadro, Editor in Chief of 8 Magazine.

Largabista caters to all filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers in the region. It is also open to all interested elementary pupils and high school students who are into filmmaking.According to Gianfranco Morciano, a member of the Sinerangan and one of the organizers of the said event, participants who are beginners in the field of filmmaking will be considered as Amateur participants while those who have experienced in filmmaking, joining and winning other film competitions, and has been commissioned to make videos will be considered as Professional participants.

Moreover, the said festival have four formats: Short Film, Documentary, Music Video, and Animation. Each entry for short film, short documentary, and short animation film should not exceed 30 minutes in duration including opening and closing credits while entries for the music video category should not exceed 8 minutes.

Due to the insistent demands and requests of other filmmakers, the deadline for the submission of entries has been extended to March 13, 2017. The Free Pre-Screening will be held at Cerebro Bar and Resto in Tacloban City on March 30 while The Awards Gala will be held at Robinsons Place Tacloban on March 31, 2017.

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