Centrio Cinema to host HIMUGSO : The Cagayan de Oro Film Festival

Jun 7, 2015


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The Himugso: The Cagayan de Oro Film Festival celebrates some of the best independent films by Kagay-anons as the City of Golden Friendship marks its 65th Founding Anniversary on June 15, 2015.


HIMUGSO Film Festival

HIMUGSO Film Festival

Curated this year by the prizewinning Cagayan de Oro filmmaker Joe Bacus, the festival treats moviegoers to the exciting post-colonial cinematic project of imagining Mindanao as a crucial place for waging peace.


The indie shorts selected for this first edition of the festival engages the community in dialogue about what it means to live – in various precarious ways – in our troubled island.


“We want Kagay-anons to appreciate these independently-produced short films  by Kagay-anon film makers capturing the city in the cinematic imagery,” said Mozart Pastrano, Himugso Film Festival Director and co-chair of the CTC Arts & Culture Committee.


Among them: Carmen, Tindog, En Pace, Tingki, Grasya, Bagabag, Wa Ko Kakita, Buhis Buhay, Sa Among Pag-uli and the prize-winning obra, The End of War.

 The End of War

The festival will run at the Centrio Mall’s cinema from 9-11AM on June 12 to 14, 2015. Entrance is  free on a first come-first served basis, although students of the DepEd’s Special Program in the Arts (SPA) will be given early-entry passes. At 11:15 -12:15 pm, film makers will field questions from the public in an Open Forum.


Himugso: The Cagayan de Oro Film Festival is organized by the Art and Culture Committee of the Cagayan de Oro City Tourism Council in partnership with Centrio Mall. Task Force Himugso is chaired by Eileen Canoy Escobar-San Juan, chairperson of the Cagayan de Oro City Tourism Council’s Events and Marketing & Promotions Committees,

HIMUGSO Film Festival poster


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