The love for cinema does not stop even despite the pandemic as the QCinema International Film Festival goes hybrid for 2020! Running from November 27 to December 5, the festival will hold screenings in an outdoor venue and online, via the TVOD platform UPSTREAM.
According to festival director, Ed Lejano, they decided to stage a hybrid film festival as their way to “adapt to the unprecedented challenges of 2020.” Because of this, they will be holding a socially-distanced and by-invitation-only screening at an outdoor venue in Quezon City.
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Opening the festival is the monochromatic version of Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite. The black and white version of the Palme d’Or winner had its first screening at the Rotterdam Film Festival last January.
Two other films which will have physical screenings, aside from Parasite are Fernanda Valadez’s Identifying Features and Raya Martin‘s Death of Nintendo.
QCinema has also announced a line-up of 13 films, all of which will be streaming via UPSTREAM during its run. Those who want to view the films can do so by purchasing the tickets via GMovies.
Check out the line-up of movies here:
- Glenn Barit’s Cleaners
- Dwein Baltazar’s Oda sa Wala
- Khavn’s Balangiga Howling Wilderness
- Rae Red’s Babae at Baril
Asian Special Edition Section
- Lav Diaz’s Genus, Pan
- Emir Ezwan’s Roh
New Horizons Section
- Melina León’s Song Without a Name
- Tran Thanh Huy’s Rom
- Lucio Castro’s End of the Century
- Ray Yeung’s Suksuk
Screen International Section
- Gabriel Mascaro’s Divine Love
- Naomi Kawase’s True Mothers
- Mateusz Pacewicz’s Corpus Christi
QCinema International Film Festival 2020 will be running from November 27 to December 5. For online screening tickets, you may check out UPSTREAM’s official website.