Bibeth is the new festival Director

  • Page Views 1781
  • Bibeth Orteza, a seasoned director, writer and actress, is the new festival director of ToFarm Film Festival, with Joey Romero as managing director and Laurice Guillen as consultant. A brainchild of Dr. Milagros How, EVP of Universal Harvester Inc., it aims to uplift the plight of our farmers by showcasing their aspirations, trials and personal journeys as caretakers of agriculture.

    It was held in 2016 and 2017, producing acclaimed films like “Paglipay,” “Pauwi Na,” “High Tide” and “What Home Feels Like,” some of which even got recognized in film festivals abroad. The festival director then was the late director Maryo J.  de los Reyes. Now that he’s gone, it becomes Bibeth’s responsibility to choose the next set of entries, which will now include a short film competition.

    Bibeth came to Manila to study in UP then got into theater and became a TV and movie comedian called Bibeth Bisaya with her thick Visayan accent. No one can question her credentials because through the years, she has made many acclaimed films as an actress, like “Bwakaw,” “Babae sa Bintana,” the original “Temptation Island,” “Nine Mornings.” She even played the president of our country in Robin Padilla’s “10,000 Hours” and bagged a best supporting actress award for her role as Sid Lucero’s cranky mom in “Toto.”

    Entries to the ToFarm Film Festival 2018 are now being accepted. Deadline for submission is on April 20, 2018. For details, log on to www.tofarm.org, or check the Festival Mechanics and Rules and Regulations.

    We’re sure Direk Maryo J is smiling in heaven knowing that a project he has started is now in very good hands.

    M.Bautista, Malaya

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 21 October 2021
      5 days ago No comment

      Alden Richards continues to scale new heights; renews contract with GMA Network

      A proud Kapuso for over a decade: Alden Richards is a name that needs no introduction. With an impressive thread of local and international recognitions, box-office hits, top-rating series, and chart-topping albums, the Kapuso actor has proven worthy of his title as Asia’s Multimedia Star. Last October 15, Alden ...

    • 21 October 2021
      5 days ago No comment

      ABS-CBN wins Star Awards’ Best TV Station

      ABS-CBN won Best TV Station while its stars and shows also received recognition in the 34th Star Awards for Television held virtually by the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) over the weekend. Among the 24 other winners from the Kapamilya was series Pamilya Ko, which was named Best Primetime ...

    • 21 October 2021
      5 days ago No comment

      Leni-Pacquiao tandem still possible

      Senator Manny Pacquaio has left the door open to stepping aside as a presidential candidate. Pacquaio has indicated that he may be willing to support the presidential bid of current Vice President Leni Robredo in the May 9, 2022 election. Pacquiao said on October 15 that he would be ...

    • 14 October 2021
      2 weeks ago No comment

      3 Steps to getting your BC Vaccine Card

      Related

    • 14 October 2021
      2 weeks ago No comment

      Maria Ressa’s Nobel Peace Prize is an international Rebuke of the Duterte Regime

      The Malaya Movement in Canada congratulates Maria Ressa as co-recipient of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. In its announcement, the Nobel Committee cited Ms. Ressa’s efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace. Ms Ressa …[is] receiving the Peace Prize for [her] ...

    %d bloggers like this: