FAQs 2020

What is Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival Davao?

Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival Davao is an annual showcase of films that explores the myriad meanings of the “ngilngig”—a common Bisaya expression for something that is “kuyaw” (fantastic) or for something that elicits horror or alluding to the macabre.

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.

What is the Festival’s response to these challenging Times?

We at Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival Davao, found this current crisis as a great opportunity to reach a wide range of film enthusiasts and spectators using online platforms. This way, our passion of educating the posterity of film is proven relentless in the hopes of igniting creativity however adversities present themselves; thus paving way for us to conduct this year’s Ngilngig Film Festival Special Edition!

When and where will the festival take place?

In compliance with health protocols set by the Philippine government, we’ve decided to deter our physical film activities, for the time being, and conduct a seven-day online screenings, masterclasses, and film talks, from November 21-27, 2019.

Who are the organizers of Ngilngig Festival?

Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival Davao is organized by Pasalidahay (www.facebook.com/pasalidahay), a Davao-based collective of filmmakers, curators and programmers, that fosters audience development for developing cinema from the Philippine regions.

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