This year’s Lutas Film Festival is set to feature 11 films crafted by local filmmakers in Negros Oriental through a free public screening on August 16 at the Sofia Soller Sinco Hall of Foundation University.
Here are the titles of the 11 competing films along with their respective directors: Return to Sender by Kent Michael Jugador and Belle Anseim Ocay; The Darkness Follows by Angelica Gomez; Barkada by Rhobie Ruaya; Dula by Marco Simpao; Budhi – The Voice of Your Soul by Glennifer Krystel E. Gotocano; Bitoy Bayoyoy by Ma. Cristina June T. Grapa; Keeping Up with Relationship Goals by Joevic Christine Baclayanto; Tubod by Geraldyn Acibron; Ang Paglupad ni Maya by Gresheen Gift Libby; Ang Paglimbasog sa Managhigalaay aron Malingkawas by Jetmore Banot, Benzi Florendo, Bruce Imboand Jomar Allan and Lubong by Raoul Andrei Tatel.
In retrospect, Lutas began as a brainchild of Foundation University in 2014. At present, it is the recognized annual film festival of Negros Oriental Province and is co-presented by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).