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Davao Ngilngig Film Festival 2017

Written by Ria Jose

Enjoy getting scared? Give yourself and your squad a fright with brand new films about Filipino tales of horror and superstitions during the Davao Ngilngig Film Festival 2017.

Davao Ngilngig Film Festival 2017

Davao Ngilngig Film Festival 2017

The Davao Ngilngig Film Festival 2017 is organized by Pasalidahay in partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines and co-presented by Malagos Garden Resort.

Opening Film

Davao Ngilngig Film Festival 2017 opens on October 27 with a Cebuano film, LILY by Keith Deligero.

It revolves around gossip of a woman in Cebu said to be a murderous monster. The movie tells the story of a mother seeking justice. Go home, Lily is coming.

Davao Ngilgnig Film Festival 2017 Opening Film Lily

Opening Film Lily by Keith Deligro

The film is a Cinema One Original, produced by Deligero & Co., Quiapost Productions, Heritage Productions. It stars Shaina Magdayao, Rocky Salumbides, and Natileigh Sitoy. Lily received several awards from the Cinema One Originals Festival 2016: Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Picture.

Davao Ngilngig Film Festival 2017 Entries

The films of the Ngilngig Film Festival 2017 is categorized into three programs: Davao Ngilngig Films, Sa Dako Pa Roon, and Bonfire Stories. All films revolve around local horror stories, town tales, and Filipino superstitions.

This year’s Davao Ngilngig Films by Davaoeño filmmakers are:

  • BAHIN by Jomar M. Ebus
  • BWESITA by Louis Usaraga and Melchor Cabangbang
  • DALINGSIL by Jamillah Natividad
  • DISIPLINA by Rod Marc Abrina
  • MEOW by Breech Asher Harani
  • TAGUAN by Earle Galindo
  • TAKBO by Rikki Torres
  • TAMBAG by Alecs Mari Ballarta

Ngilngig Films by Filipino indie filmmakers are featured in the Sa Dako Pa Roon category:

  • A BIRTHDAY TREAT by Amaya Han from Cebu
  • CHONG-AS by Rojie Somera and Jette Palicas from Kalinga
  • ELMO by Andrian Rey B. Manapil from Bukidnon
  • EXPERIMENTAL FOREST by Angelica Gamolo from Cebu
  • PARA SA MGA NI BIYA by Mac Kianro and Maki Calo from Cagayan de Oro City
  • PEÑARANCIA by Gab Mesina from Manila
  • SIN-O ANG TIKTIK by TM Malones from Iloilo
  • ANG IKADUHANG PAGBALIK by Jeffrie Po from Cagayan de Oro City
  • LAPPAW by Lovely Jan M. Cadauan from Echague, Isabela
  • LUBONG by Marvin Gabas from Manila
  • MORU by Edmund Telmo from Ozamiz City
  • OYAYI by Darryl Yap from Zambales
  • TAMIAW by Robert Christian Diaz from Valenzuela

And from the participants of the Ngilngig Film Fest Camp are Bonfire Stories:

Davao Ngilngig Film Camp 2017

Davao Ngilngig Film Camp 2017

  • ANG PAG-ABOT Lumpia Productions
  • BALBAL Mayora Films
  • PANABI Limbo Productions
  • UROM 1001 Productions

Every entry offers us a unique glimpse into the Filipino way of life and the stories, intrigues, hearsays, and superstitions that we live by. Some of it might sound familiar, a few seems new to you, but each one will definitely be delivered in a unique cinematic presentation to delight and terrify your every sense.

Ticket Outlets

Intrigued? You may now get your tickets to these films at the following ticket outlets:

Or you may reserve your tickets online at www.davaongilngigfilms.com/ticket.

Ngilngig Events

Panagtagbo,” a multi-platform art event is scheduled to run along with the Ngilngig Film Festival. Panagtagbo is composed of an art exhibit, a zine launch, and a small press expo from October 29 until November 12 at the Morning Light Art Gallery and Shop.

The Ngilngig is also part of Malagos Garden Resort’s Halloween event “Mga Handuraw sa Baul 2017.” The event includes the premiere of the films of Davao Ngilngig Film Festival 2017.

Partners and Sponsors

DAVAO NGILNGIG FILM FESTIVAL is organized by Pasalidahay.

Balud Art Network, Davao Graphic Designers Community, Kwakid-O Film Distribution, Micromedia Digital Video Productions, Mindanao Film and Television Development Foundation, Inc., Print Ta! by Alleycat Tea House, The Panagtagbo, and Timewrap Film Productions

Festival Partner
Film Development Council of the Philippines

Presented by
Malagos Garden Resort Davao

Minor Sponsors
Cinema One Originals, Cinematheque Davao, Creative Ideas Prints and Ads Corporation, Davao Bloggers Society, Morning Light Art Gallery and Shop, JCI Kadayawan, Mindanao Travel Channel, Mindanao Times, and State of Mind Productions, Inc.

Alpha Phi Omega – Lambda Nu Chapter, Aguus Initiative, Balik Bukid Farm and Kitchen, Davao Light and Power Co., Inc., Energy FM Davao 883, Monster Radio BT 99.5, Oya Film Productions (Limbaga Mark), and SunStar Davao

Alleycat Tea House, GANA, ISDA, Makeup by Xana, Swito Digital Storytelling Philippines, and Taichou Izakaya

This Halloween season, do not fail to give yourself a good fright at the Davao Ngilngig Film Festival.

For more information, visit their site at www.davaongilngigfilms.com. To be updated, follow them on Facebook at https://www.fb.com/DavaoNgilngigFilms and on Instagram @ngilngig.