january 23-30, 2002
greenbelt cinema 1, makati city
metro manila, philippines





The road that led us here, unfortunately, has been everything but smooth.  We ran up against a number of obstacles stemming mostly from bureaucratic lapses, which only serve to heighten the irony that the very government agencies which were created to support filmmakers are the very ones killing them.  But these challenges only gave us the impetus to boldly carry on. 

We continued on despite the odds because we believe in the digital film movement. We believe that this is just what Philippine cinema needs. 

 Today’s digital film tools are empowering new and underground filmmakers to tell the stories they have been longing to tell, without having to sell their souls.  Even more revolutionary is the promise of digital film technology to democratize filmmaking.  The time has now come when virtually anybody with a story to tell now has a real opportunity to express himself through the art of motion picture.

 We have seen many compelling and impressive films by Filipino filmmakers working beyond the radar of mainstream cinema and we wonder how many more such films will never be seen on the marquee of a commercial theatre.  Or how many more great movie ideas by rookie film artists will be thrown away and never see the light of day. 

 .MOV is here because we believe there is hope still for Philippine Cinema.  Our aim is to provide a venue where digital storytellers can bring their personal visions to a wider audience.  And in the process, help unleash new talents who will infuse new blood into the tired and weary veins of Philippine Cinema.

 In behalf of Filmless Films, we would like to thank all those people who have helped to make the 1st Philippine Digital Film Festival possible: Our sponsors; our guests and audiences; and most especially, the filmmakers and volunteers who unselflessly lent their talents to make .MOV not just another shelved dream.

 Move on,
Khavn Dela Cruz

Festival Director, .MOV


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