MANILA -- Organizers have announced the lineup for this year's QCinema International Film Festival (QCIFF), which will be held from October 21 to 30 at Gateway Mall, Robinsons Galleria, SM City North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Manila, SM Mall of Asia, Trinoma, and UP Town Center.
Under the Circle Competition section are the films "Billie & Emma" by Samantha Lee; "Dog Days" by Timmy Harn; "Hintayan ng Langit" by Dan Villegas; "Masla A Papanok" by Gutierrez Mangansakan; and "Oda sa Wala" by Dwein Baltazar.
The "Asian Next Wave" section includes "A Land Imagined" by Yeo Siew Hua; "Long Day Journey Into Night" by Bi Gan; "Malila: The Farewell Flower" by Anoocha Boonyawatana; "The Great Buddha+" by Huang Hsin-yao; "The Third Wife" by Ashleigh Mayfair; and "The Seen and Unseen" by Kamila Andini.
Under the DoQC category of documentaries are "All Grown Up" from Wena Sanchez and "Pag-ukit sa Paniniwala" from Hiyas Baldemor Bagabaldo.
The festival's "RainbowQC" section, meanwhile, will feature the LGBT international films "Tinta Bruta" by Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon; "The Wound" by John Tengrove; "The Heiresses" by Marcelo Martinessi; "Sorry Angel" by Christophe Honore; "Knife + Heart" by Yann Gonzales; and "1985" by Yen Tan.
The following are part of QCinema's Screen International section this year: "Burning" by Lee Chang-dong; "Faces Places" by Agnes Varda and JR; "Climax" by Gaspar Noe; "Cold War" by Pawel Pawlikowski; and "Manta Ray" by Phuttiphong Aroonpheng.
Other categories of the festival include Digitally Remastered, French Classics, and Special Screenings.
There will also be a free screening featuring children's films from Denmark.
QCinema was established by the Quezon City Film Development Commission in 2013.