MINDANAWON viewers will be expecting unconventional relationships and unique expressions of love at the Davao Kilig Film Festival 2020 which premieres February 21 at Abreeza Ayala Mall.

Davao Kilig Film Festival coordinator Bagane Fiola said the 10 romantic comedy films that they have chosen to compete in the film festival will feature interesting love stories.

“Dili lang siya boy meets girl. Naay interesting na mga story like love for books nga ang couple nagkaroon ng interest with each other, love for nonliving things,” Fiola said.

The finalists are Will You Be Mine by Brain F(Art), Vlogstory #1 by Code Productions, Secret Valentine by Momshmallows, Love in a Bottle by Gatch/Prods, Kaniadtong Ikaw by GA Productions, Yors by Friends Into Films, Kitang Duha by Storyteller Films and Pinaabtik Productions, Eyes with Wonder by Pronoia Films, Plus Size by Healthy Habits, Pagkab-ot by Mikappa Productions, and Puso Puso Puso by Late Eight Productions.

Davao Kilig Film Festival coordinator Ferdinand Mesias said 10 finalist films were produced by groups of students, filmmakers, and film enthusiasts within 48 hours and were shot entirely around Abreeza Ayala Malls. The films run for 10 minutes.

After the premiere of the films, it will be screened from February 22 to 23, 2020.

The winners of the Best Picture Award will take home P25,000 prize and P15,000 for the Jury Prize.

The awards night will be on February 29 at the Restaurant Row, Abreeza Ayala Malls. The awarding will also be graced by Prime Cruz, the director of the newly box office film “Isa Pa with Feelings.”

The first Davao Kilig Film Festival, Mindanao’s first ever rom-com film festival is a partnership between the Ayala Malls Abreeza and Davao-based filmmakers’ community Pasalidahay. (Zenler Digal, UM intern/With reports from Roberto A. Gumba Jr.)