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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jun 28, 2015

World Premieres Filmfest's Foreign Directors Say Their Respective Cinemas Have The Same Problems Faced By Our Local Film Industry

AT THE PRESSCON for the Main Competition entries of the ongoing World Premiere's Filmfest in SM Cinemas, we asked the foreign directors present about the current state of their own local film industry. They said they hardly have a big film industry as viewers prefer Hollywood movies to local films, which is also the situation in our own country. The Indonesian representative says that most of the films produced in their country are the so-called indie films.

Also, viewers would rather download movies in the internet for free than watch them in theaters, which is likewise our situation here. It seems the problem of piracy is really rampant worldwide.
You have until Tuesday, July 7, to watch the entries in the World Premieres Filmfest, especially the original Filipino entries: "An Kubo sa Kawayanan", "Piring", "Of Sinners and Saints", "I Love You. Thank You", "Filemon Mamon", "Sino si Pangkoy Ong?", "Maskara" and "Ang Kuwento Nating Dalawa".