#LoveLocal: CineKabalen Presents a Free Kapampangan Film Festival Online

by Matthew Escosia
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By: Monique Espino

If you’re looking for a good way to spend your time this April, then you’re in luck because CineKabalen Film Festival 8.5: Here Comes Sinukwan is holding a free short film festival until April 21, 2021.

CineKabalen is a film festival that provides Kapampangan filmmakers a platform to create regional films and contribute to the diversity of Philippine Cinema. Be ready to get a taste of the 35 outstanding short films, 14 of which are Kapampangan and Central Luzon film contenders. These films are available for streaming globally on the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Channel, along with special lectures and events included in their line-up. Make sure not to miss out on the activities they have prepared and check out their schedule of events here!

CineKabalen will also have a free film talk held in collaboration with the FDCP at 11:00 AM from April 16 to 18, 2021. The sessions will be on Storytelling by John Carlo Pacala (April 16, Friday), Directing by Arden Rod Condez (April 17, Saturday), and Creative Producing by Alemberg Ang (April 18, Sunday). But there will only be a limited number of slots for those who want to join, so if you want to learn more about filmmaking from experts in the film industry, then register .


If you’re feeling inspired to cook up your own short film, the call for entries for the Culinary Cinema Section 2021 is still ongoing. As long as your films are centered on culinary stories, tradition, and culinary tradition, then your short film is qualified to get in the pot. You still got time until April 23, 2021, 8:00 PM to submit your entries.

Let’s continue to support CineKabalen and the locals, especially our independent filmmakers during this pandemic.

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