Organizers of the 2015 QCinema International Film Festival (QCIFF), which will be held from Oct. 22 to 31 at the Trinoma, Gateway Mall and Robinson’s Galleria cinemas, announced that the film fest will pay tribute to late actor Ruby “Daboy” Fernandez.
QCIFF’s opening film will be The Last Pinoy Action King, a portrait film about the life and death of local showbiz’s Daboy. The film’s co-directed Andrew Leavold describes the docu-movie as “an intimate and often heartbreaking portrait, complete with personal triumphs and tragedies, of one of the Philippines’ most beloved screen icons, and the life and death of the Filipino action hero itself.”
Along with the opening film, the organizers also formally launched and introduced the 13 films which were given grants (P1 million for the main category and P200,000 for DoQC) by the Quezon City Film Development Commission.
This year’s line-up includes Water Lemon by Lemuel Lorca; Kapatiran by Pepe Diokno; Lisa by Chuck Gutierrez;Patintero: Ang Alamat ni Meng Patalo by Mihk Vergara; Gayuma by Cesar Hernando; Sleepless by Prime Cruz;Matangtubig by Jet Leyco; and Ang Huling Habagat by Mario Cornejo.
New category called DoQC International Documentary Competition feaures five full-length documentary films and they are Of Cats, Dogs, Farm Animals, and Sashimi byPerry Dizon; The Crescent Rising by Sheron Dayoc; Audio Perpetua by Universe Baldoza; Traslacion: Ang Paglakad sa Altar ng Alanganin by Will Fredo; and Bingat by Choy Pangilinan, Qubry Quesada, Joolia Demigilloand Abet Umil.