Nabunturan, Compostela Valley –  “Gagawin ko ang lahat ng makakaya para magkaroon kayo ng Cinematheque dito sa Nabunturan (I will do everything so you can have a cinematheque here in Nabunturan),” said Liza Diño-Seguerra, Chairperson of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) during the NABIFILMEX 4 Stakeholders Forum on September 22, 2014 held at Villa Amor Hotel, Poblacion, Nabunturan, Compostela Valley.

Diño committed to fund the construction of Cinematheque in 2017. Hon. Chelita Amatong, Municipal Mayor of Nabunturan also pledged to allocate the vacant lot at Purok 15 near the Municipal Tourism Office as the site of the project.

The Nabunturan Cinematheque will be a 100-seater cinema house for screening classic and contemporary films, both mainstream and independent, including foreign films sourced through the FDCP’s Film Cultural Exchange Program with other countries.It will also have multi-purpose halls on the second level to serve as venues for workshops, fora and symposiums on film making and other art forms.

Right after the forum, Diño, together with NABIFILMEX festival director Atty. Karen Malaki-Santiago and FDCP Davao Operations Officer Christine Cruz went straight to the site for ocular inspection. Marga Melendres/TIS Nabunturan



FDCP Chair Liza Diño together with Mayor Chelita C. Amatong, National Commission for Culture and the Arts- Committee on Cinema Chair Teddy Co, NCCA project monitoring and evaluation officer Bernadette David, Award-winning film Director Arnel Mardoquio, Benjie Garcia, Jarell Serencio, Film Professor Rolando Tolentino, Davao Del Norte Province Information Office Staffs and the film community in Nabunturan after the NABIFILMEX 4 Stakeholders Forum. Photo Courtesy of FDCP


FDCP Chair Liza Diño during her first ocular inspection at the site of future Cinematheque in Nabunturan. Photo by Chad Arellano, TIS