The Philippines’ rich cultural diversity increasingly proves advantageous for the development of the nation’s art and film industry. Our ancient archive of written and oral stories has become a wellspring from which filmmakers draw tales and accounts that they can translate into cinema. These stories, told by various voices and experienced first-hand by other sensibilities definitely excite, if not satisfy, the cinema audience’s hunger for something fresh.
The Davao Ngilngig Festival (DNF) hails as a community-driven art festival in Davao City, Philippines, and the only genre film festival in the country showcasing local artists and filmmakers that focuses on immortalizing written or oral stories, town tales and superstitions in its unique form through art and cinema.
DNF started in 2010 with only 5 short films made by the organizers and had its first festival in 2013 that screened only 12 submissions from Davao and from other regions in the southern part of the Philippines. Since then, the festival runs every 2 years to allow a year-long period for the organizers, artists and filmmakers make their art and films, as well as to raise funds for the next festival.
With your support, we will be able to continue with our goals of fostering new voices in Philippine cinema, and developing audiences for Filipino films through this year’s Davao Ngilngig Festival, which will run from October 26 to 30, 2018.
FRIENDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Pledge 500 USD or more
- Get a “Minor Sponsor” credit on all film screenings during the festival
- Get an official DNF shirt by Revere and tote bag by Gana
Pledge 1,500 USD or more
FRIENDS IN THE PHILIPPINES
Pledge 10,000 PHP or more
- Get a “Supporter” credit on all film screenings during the festival
- Get an official DNF shirt by Revere
Pledge 25,000 PHP or more
- Paypal: email@example.com
- Bank account deposit:
Account name: Jose Bagane Fiola
Account no.: 109453365085
Please secure a screenshot or pic of your donation confirmation receipt and email it firstname.lastname@example.org using email subject: DONATION – Name
Thank you very much!
Pasalidahay a Davao-based collective of filmmakers and film enthusiasts that fosters audience development for developing cinema from the Philippine regions and from Mindanao through film screenings, forums, and workshops.