Cinematheque Centre in Nabunturan now open
Finally, Comvalenyo moviegoers can now enjoy watching films and documentaries as Cinematheque Centre Nabunturan formally opens its doors to the public on December 10, 2018.
Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Chair and CEO, Liza Diño and Nabunturan Mayor Hon. Chelita Amatong spearheaded the ceremonial unveiling of the plaque, blessing of the Cinematheque Centre and ribbon cutting.
Inspired by the community of filmmakers in Nabunturan, Diño said that working together to put up a cinema in the municipality is the most natural thing to do.
“I was really encouraged when I saw the outdoor cinema during the Nabifilmex, here, in Nabunturan by the Municipal Hall. So, parang what if ngayon palang talagang nakikita na natin nagsasama sama ang lahat para ma experience, ma appreciate ang mga cinema na walang physical structure. Pano pa kaya kung magkaroon na?” Diño added.
The opening of the cinematheque also gives the audience more opportunities to watch independent and low-budget films that are not shown in bigger cinemas. As well as, giving the filmmakers another avenue to showcase their works.
The cinematheque is a joint project of the FDCP and local government unit of Nabunturan, with the purpose of bringing films and documentaries that are relevant, educational and enriching. This aims to make the viewing public appreciate and be involved in the promotion of arts and culture.
“This cinematheque center supports all the filmmakers in town. It gives an avenue to showcase their films and being able to let the people appreciate what they could offer in the field of filmmaking,” Mayor Amatong said.
She also assured the full support of the local government to all filmmaking endeavors to the coming years ahead. (Sheldane Mahinay // ID Comval)
Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Chair and CEO, Liza Diño and Nabunturan Mayor Hon. Chelita Amatong spearheaded the inauguration of the Cinematique Centre Nabunturan on December 10, 2018. (Bryan Jimenez // ID Comval)