Sinag Maynila 2020 postponed
In light of recent news on novel corona virus (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines, the organizers of Sinag Maynila 2020 have postponed the independent film festival.
Sinag Maynila 2020, set to run from March 17 to March 24, had lined up four full-length features, six documentaries, and 10 short films in competition. Six movies were to be featured in its showcase section which included Lino Brocka’s “White Slavery,” the classic Filipino romance “Maalaala Mo Kaya (1954)” by Mar S. Torres with Carmen Rosales and Rogelio de la Rosa, Berlinale’s Silver Bear awardee for best screenplay “La paranza dei bambini” by Claudio Giovannesi, and Berlinale FIPRESCI Award winner Dafne by Federico Bondi. The screening of all these will be deferred to a still undetermined date.
The organizers have also postponed the parallel events such as the film appreciation talks, post-production lectures, filmmakers’ fellowship, and the Gabi Ng Parangal at Conrad Hotel.
The documentary on Imelda Marcos entitled “The Kingmaker” by Lauren Greenfield was supposed to be screened during Sinag Maynila 2020 from March 18-24. With this development, the film will be available to the public beginning March 25 in select cinemas.