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Bakunawa Film Festival launches its 7th edition

THE 7th Edition of the Bakunawa Cinema of the Young-Bakunawa Film Festival opened Thursday, May 6, 2021, with three opening films at 7 p.m. via Bakunawa’sVimeo Channel.

Opening films include two from the Philippines -- Sa Punta Sang Balangaw by young Negrense filmmaker Justine Ogapong and Ang Lalaking May Regla saGitna ng Dagat by filmmaker James Allen Fajardo with See You Next Century by one of Malaysia’s acclaimed and award winning directors, James Lee.

This year’s Bakunawa Film Festival is anchored on the tagline “The Age of Uncertainty is the Time to be Unorthodox,” which is apt for the selection of films that are brave, unconventional and not the usual offerings of other festivals.

The festival will have special focus on Young Vietnamese Cinema, which will be announced on May 10 along with the programmed closing films.

There will also be a series of Film and Art talks top billed by one of the country’s prominent film critics, author and educator Prof. Tito Valiente, who will talk about film appreciation for the young, and Prague-based Brazilian artist and puppeteer Gilberto Conti, who will give a workshop on creating puppets from recycled materials.

Bakunawa 7 boasts of a fresh approach to film programming, releasing one to three films a day for the whole month of May, which also includes an album launch and three live musical performances by young music artists.

This year, there will be a total of 50 films from the Philippines and abroad coming from countries like France, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Italy and more.

To watch these films for free, viewers will have to follow these steps:

1. Log on to your VIMEO.COM account (Create an acoount, it’s free!)

2. For a specific film, click the film link of your choice (see all film links and schedules posted in Bakunawa’sFB page @bakunawafilmfest)

3. When you reach the page of the film, click RENT. Click “Apply promo code” to watch for FREE and encode the promo code: BAKUNAWA7. Click “Apply.”

4. Click “Watch Now”. Enjoy the films for 7 days (unless otherwise noted for a handful of films)!

To view all scheduled films, click this.

To view all scheduled talks with filmmakers, go here.

And, for all Bakunawa 7 daily news, click here. (PR)


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