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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

SM Cinema Launches the 1st Bigshot Film Festival

SM Cinema, in its continuing efforts to champion the advancement of film literacy in the country and to promote Philippine cinema as a vehicle for cultural identity, spearheaded project Bigshot – SM Cinema’s Search for Student Filmmakers. The project was conceptualized in 2010 after movie exhibitors including SM Cinema received a 10% reduction on amusement tax. The project was SM Cinema’s way of giving back to the film industry by means of supporting independent movies.

Bigshot, which garnered over 50 script-entries on the theme “Modern Day Heroism” from various schools nationwide, officially kicked off last December 2, 2010 with the announcement of the Top 15 student-finalists at The Podium. The said event was later followed by The Grand Announcement of the Top 3 Bigshots two weeks later on December 15, 2010 at Director’s Club and bagging the coveted top three spots are:Archie Dimaculangan of UP –Diliman for his entry “Balang Araw”, Bianca Catbagan and Jose Antonio De Rivera, both from UP – Diliman, for “Suntok sa Buwan” and Krizzie Syfu of DLSU for “Tahanan”.

SM Cinema in its support to advance film literacy in the country and promote Philippine cinema spearheaded this project with the support from The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).

To know more about the 1st Bigshot Film Festival, the Top 3 Bigshots and their respective winning films, please visit www.smcinema.com and SM Cinema’s Facebook Fan Page.


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