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Free Shout Out Film and Theater Festival to Stream

Free Shout Out Film and Theater Festival to Stream

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Pelikulove will be organizing Shout Out: Maghayag at Lumikha, An Online Film and Theater Mentoring Festival of Hybrid Shorts this September.

This festival will last for seven days, from September 19 to 25, and will feature 9 film and theater shorts from the enrollees of Ricky Lee and Rody Vera’s writing masterclasses. The event is supported by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

Participants will be able to join virtual discussions, talkbacks, and Q&A with the artists and mentors. Partners and supporters will be able to download free ebooks and access self-paced courses on playwriting, scriptwriting, and a one-year membership to the site.

Here are the three plays that will be featured in the festival:

Quarantine 5

Written by Andrew Estacio, directed by Sari Saysay
Ex-student activists reunite online only to be confronted with the tragic fate of a comrade who has been red-tagged and is missing-in-action

Ilaw sa Labas ng Tahanan

Written by B. Salvador, directed by Nikki Cimafranca
Two women, two dead men, and a journey to recovery.

When a Manananggal Loves a Man

Written by Raymund T. Barcelon, directed by Neil Azcuna
The forbidden romance between a manananggal and a mortal man.

Theater fans may also be interested in attending the session “Pandemic Aesthetic Theatre” on September 22 with guest speakers Sari Saysay, Dessa Queseda Palm, and Steve Fernandez. There will also be a general forum on September 25 entitled “Navigating Truth Today” with guest speakers Chris Millado, Ricky Lee, and Rody Vera.

While the festival is FREE, due to the platform’s limitations, only selected audiences can join through prior arrangements.

Pelikulove is a multi-arts portal which aims to provide arts education and a platform for showcases to harness the power of arts and culture in building communities. The platform has previously streamed several plays from the Virgin Labfest such as Indigo Child, Daddy’s Girl, and Dalawang Gabi.

Click here to see the schedule of the festival and how to sign up. Here is the primer for the festival.

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A polyglot passionate about the arts, Camille’s dream role is to be a peasant in the ensemble of Les Misérables. In the meantime, she contents herself by watching and writing about plays. Instagram: @craetions