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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Dekada Cinemanila Announces Official Selections For Digital Lokal

Dekada Cinemanila announces official selections for Digital Lokal

Six films from acclaimed directors will compete for the prestigious Lino Brocka Award at Cinemanila's Digital Lokal competition.

Included in the official list of films in competition are the following: Imburnal by Sherad Anthony Sanchez; Next Attraction by Raya Martin; Ala Pobre Ala Suerte by Briccio Santos; Sisa by CJ Andaluz; Carnivore by Ato Bautista; and Ang Manghuhula by Paolo Herras.

Past Lino Brocka awardees Aureaus Solito, Dante Mendoza, and Raya Martin all gained international recognition. Solito's winning entry, Tuli, won Outstanding International Narrative Feature at the 2007 Outfest in Los Angeles and the NETPAC Award from the Berlin International Film Festival. Dante Mendoza's Manoro, on the other hand, garnered a record 7 nominations during the 30th Gawad Urian. Last year's Brocka winner, Raya Martin's Autohystoria bagged the Special Mention at the International Competition of the Marseille Film Festival.

Dekada Cinemanila will run from October 16-29 at Gateway Cineplex 1, Araneta Center, Quezon City. It is presented by the Independent Cinema Association of the Philippines (ICAP), the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), and is supported by Gateway Cineplex 10, the Official Festival Venue, Philippine Airlines, Screen Australia and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Cinemanila is also brought to you by Business World, Rene Barbier Wines, Orion Chocopie and Mike and Ike Candies. is a media partner of Dekada Cinemanila.

For more information, log on to or call the Cinemanila Secretariat at 440-8812.

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