THERE ARE more than nine film festivals in the country, said Solar Entertainment, Inc. President and Movie Producer Wilson Tieng, “but ours go abroad.” Sinag Maynila, the film fest he conceptualized may only be two years old, but it’s already going global.
“The first year was a success. The five films got [a total of] 37 film festival invitations. The main goal of Sinag Maynila is to showcase the talent of Filipino directors and actors here and abroad. The film festivals in Canada, China, and Japan, among others, praise our works,” said Mr. Tieng in Filipino on Jan. 21 during the film festival launch.