QC Pink filmfest in October

Capping this year’s Quezon City Jubilee celebrations is the country’s largest LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual/transgender) film festival. It’s called the AC International Pink Film Festival and it brings world-renowned directors and actors. This is made possible through the initiative of Quezon City Pride Council in partnership with the Quezon City government with Mayor Herbert Bautista.

The festival will be held at the Gateway Cinema at the Araneta Center on Oct. 6 at Cinema 1. Movie stars, foreign and local, along with film producers and directors, with local officials and dignitaries are expected to attend the opening ceremony.

Among the films to be screened this year are Teddy winners at the Berlin Film Festival, a competition among LGBT films worldwide. The program includes the screening of El Hombre Bueno, about a Sandinista child soldier in Nicaragua who later on becomes a transgender woman.

Special jury award winner  Stories of Lives from Kenya will also be screened together with films from the USA, Taiwan, Kenya, Israel, Hondura, Spain, Holland and many others. Teddy Best film winner Nasty Baby (USA) will close the festival.

From the Philippines, the films in exhibition will be Esprit de Corps, Esoterika: Maynila, Shunned, Pinoy Transking, and a short film selection.

Festival director Nick Deocampo says the festival is part of the public education campaign of the Quezon City Pride Council.

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