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From what used to be a horror-genre festival, Ngilngig Festival has expanded its scope to become the first fantastic film festival of its kind in Southeast Asia, extending the reach to other neighboring countries’ “ngilngig” films that are significant with our ways of telling fantastic stories to promote and preserve our myths, traditions, history and culture into cinematic form.

The 2019 Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival Davao is now accepting entries via FilmFreeway.

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Film screenings and activities will take place in theaters, the Cinematheque Davao, and a variety of alternative spaces in Davao City, from October 25-31, 2019.

Film Camp

The Ngilngig Film Camp (NFC) is a response to the growing need for fantastic stories from and about Mindanao through film, and the importance of honing the critical frameworks of the emerging  filmmakers telling these stories. It is a three-day story development workshop for selected filmmakers from different regions in Mindanao that enables them to focus and develop their story ideas for short films. Fellows are guided and mentored by established filmmakers from Mindanao or working in Mindanao to be eloquent with their own voices before they proceed to the productions of their films.

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Application for the Ngilngig Film Camp & Film Lab 2019 is now open to aspiring filmmakers born in Mindanao or have been Mindanao residents for at least 5 years at the time of application.

Film Camp dates: July 26 – 28, 2019
Film Lab dates: August 10, 11, 17, 18, 31, 2019

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The 2019 Ngilngig Film Camp is presented by Pasalidahay and co-presented by Balud ArtNetwork with the support from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts

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