Coming Soon to Cebu Theaters: Cebu Cinema One Originals 2011

Two Cebu films, produced from movie-making grants from movie cable channel Cinema One, are now currently screening in the capital. These movies proudly made by Cebuano filmmakers and talents will be coming soon to theaters in Cebu. This is something to look forward to!



Directed by Victor Villanueva; starring Publio Briones III, Paul Jake Castillo and Van Roxas, featuring Phoebe Kaye Fernandez.

A romantic comedy the likes one has never seen! Pulling all the stops on guts, gags, and gimmicks, this movie promises to be an unforgettable, trippy experience, something like true love!



Directed by Ivan Zaldarriaga with Brandon Relucio; starring Donna Gimeno, Rez Cortez and Mercedes Cabral

The much anticipated Cebu Zombie Apocalypse movie! A barangay in the boondocks of Cebu face extinction as the epidemic of the Undead reach them!\

Kudos to the casts and crews of these two Cebuano movies, showing a new brand of Philippine cinema for Pinoys and Pinoys-at-heart to relish and celebrate!

Cebu Cinema goes on a Roll!

SineBuano would like to thank and commend cable-movie channel Cinema One of its staunch support for regional cinema in the Philippines through its Cinema One Originals.

This year, filmmakers from Cebu, Nueva Vizcaya and Mindanao have received film production grants to produce their stories for cinema (News here).

Here are the finalists from Cebu: My Paranormal Romance and Di Ingon ‘Nato (Not Like Us).

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CinemaRehiyon 2011 in Davao, 2/9 to 2/13

The third staging of the Cinemarehiyon Film Festival was held in Davao City, from February 9 to February 13.

As part of the Philippine International Arts Festival this National Arts Month, CinemaRehiyon gathers 40 filmmakers from different regions across the country and showcase about 50 full-length and short-length films each spanning different cultures and languages of the Philippines.

Among the delegation from Cebu was NCCA-Cinema Visayas representative Miss Bambi Beltran (whose photos are shown here, with permission) and Ron Heri Tan, chair of the Sinulog Film Festival.

These two luminaries of Cebu’s Independent Filmmaking Scene were very kind to share a few words of their CinemaRehiyon experience with!

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Korean Rom-com short coming this Valentines 2011

SARANGHAE MY TUTOR, a romantic comedy short film, story and direction by Victor Villanueva and screenplay by Diem Judilla is now nearly completing production and is expected to come out this February 2011.

SARANGHAE MY TUTOR is about ever-hopeful romantic Ben Fructuso Pilapil (Ozzie Ouano) teaches English to South Koreans in Cebu.

When he falls head over heels to a beautiful Korean student Mi-Ok (Dongim Kim), will he be able to teach himself what it means to fall in love?

Can the language of love be taught, or will it be misunderstood?

Please support the short film through its Facebook Page

Hinatagay, Christmas Charity-Concert this December 26

Local bands from Lapu-Lapu City donate their talent and time for “Hinatagay” a post-Christmas concert-for-a-cause

This musical and charity event is going to be held this December 26, from 6 pm – 2 am, at the park under the Marcelo B. Fernan bridge.

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