by Niña Amato
A freshman student taking up Bachelor of Arts major in Broadcast Communication recently won as Best Director during the 5th Lutas Film Festival held from August 15 to 17, 2018.
Marco Simpao with his film entry, “Dula” was among the 11 film entries this year which also bagged the award – Best Screen Play.
The film also featured two AB Broadcast Communication students namely: John Japhet Bacarro and Kaira Maureen Downard, who played the main roles.
Organized by Foundation University in 2014, Lutas serves as the official film festival of Negros Oriental with the aim to provide a showcase venue for budding local filmmakers.
Over the years, Lutas has earned the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and just this year, it has forged partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines.