Lilas Binisaya Film Festival is proud to announce that its opening film will be “Ang Manok ni San Pedro”. Written by Marcos Naro Sacol and directed by Joe Macachor, this Cebuano classic is one of the highest- grossing Cebuano films in a local film history. It stars Stevan Escudero, Teresa Diez and Porcing Torrevilas and is produced by the Arong brothers. The inaugural Lilas Binisaya Film Festival is brought about by the Lilas Binisaya Inc. and Bisdak Pride Inc., in cooperation with the National Cinema Committee at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
It is also endorsed by the City and the province of Cebu and by the Commission on Higher Education-Cebu. It is helmed by festival director Maria Victoria “Bambi” Beltran and members of the Lilas Binisaya Inc. Executive committee namely, Ron Heri Tan-festival coordinator, Roxanne Omega Doron-finance head, Stella Palomo MontenoPR, Diem Judilla-Publications and Alex Uypuango-- advertising consultant. One of the highlights of the festival is the Cebuano short film competition. The grand prize winner will win P10,000 and a one year film grant from the Film and Media Arts International Academy. This is one of the most famous and big film festival of the city.