Cine Europa which is now probably the longest-running film festival in the country, goes to Puerto Princesa City Palawan for the first time.
European Union Ambassador Franz Jessen, Romanian Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Mr Mihai Sion, Embassy of Romania, German Embassy First Secretary Mr. Thorsten Gottfried, diplomats from the European embassies and cultural institutes will inaugurate the film festival together with Palawan Governor Jose Ch. Alvarez, Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucillo Bayron on 4 December at Atrium, Robinson’s Mall in Puerto Princesa City.
Ambassador Jessen said that the European Union Delegation to the Philippines and its cultural partners have decided to bring Cine Europa to Palawan to expand the Luzon leg of the festival to enable more Filipinos to get access to rich cultural heritage of Europe.
“Cine Europa Film Festival in Palawan carries films reflecting the dynamism and energy of the youth from Europe which Filipinos from Southern Luzon and other parts of the Philippines can very well relate to,” he said.
The film festival will go to Palawan State University on 2, 3 and 6 December while it moves to Cinema 1, Robinsons Movie World, Puerto Princesa City from 4 to 5 December. Admission is free for all screenings on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cine Europa in Palawan is supported by the Palawan Provincial and City Governments, Palawan Tourism Council, Palawan State University and Robinsons Mall.
The festival earlier went to Metro Manila and Baguio City as well as Cebu, Iloilo, Tacloban and Baybay in Leyte, Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga City.