“The activity aims not only to entertain, showcase and develop the brethren’s talents in acting but also to promote Christian values to members and nonmembers alike,” said Brother Arvie Ramos, Cavite South district Christian Family Organizations (CFO) overseer.
In recognition of the talents and efforts of the brethren involved in the making of their respective district’s entry to this year’s INCinema competition—from acting to production, and various filmmaking aspects—the Church Administration approved the holding of regional awarding ceremonies.
For various ecclesiastical districts in Region 4-A, Regional INCinema Awards was held on September 20, 2021 with the Ecclesiastical District of Cavite South as the host site.
The brainchild of Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, the Executive Minister of the Church Of Christ, INCinema seeks to inspire the brethren to work together and come up with a film that promotes not only good values but, most of all, the true Christian Faith.
Film entries includes “Roma” of Cavite South, “Lansangan” of Cavite, “Tatay Nisio” of Calamba City, “Ang Pagkakaibigan ni Felly at Sussan” of San Pablo City, “Finding Joy” of Sta. Cruz, “Tamang Panahon” of Batangas North, “Padjack” of Batangas, “Hanggang sa muli nating pagkikita” of Rizal, “La Foi” of Rizal East, “Taan” of Quezon, “Plano” of Quezon North, “Doscientos Cincuenta” of Quezon East, and “Handog” of Quezon South.
“Participating in filmmaking such as this is already a blessing to me, but receiving an EVM award is another and it was fulfilling,” said Angel Torres, from the Ecclesiastical District of San Pablo City, Laguna. “I am very happy because all our efforts and sacrifices were all worth it.”
“It was an honor to be part of this big event,” said Anzel Anne Sagdullas, from the Ecclesiastical District of Cavite South. “I’m giving back all the glory and honor to our Almighty God.”
Nikka Abby Gonzales, from the Ecclesiastical District of Quezon, said in an interview, “I thank the Church Administration because through such activities the CFO members were given opportunities to produce a film of their own that can be shared with others in promoting Christian values.”
The entry of the Ecclesiastical District of bagged the following awards: Best in Promoting Christian Values, Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best in Child Performer, Best Film Editing, Best in Cinematography, Best in Musical Score, Best in Screenplay, and Best Production Design.
The Best in Makeup and Costume Design, Best in Behind the Scene, and Best in Sound Design awards went to the entry of Cavite South; while the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards were grabbed by Cavite. San Pablo City, Laguna got the Best Film Trailer award; Sta. Cruz, Laguna, the Best Original Theme Song award, and Quezon East, the Best Poster Award. ― With reports from INC News Section