Posted at 10.13.2018
"Inside the spirit of indie expression, the Cinemalaya Awards seeks to discover, encourage and honor the cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers that boldly articulate and openly interpret the Filipino experience with fresh understanding and imaginative integrity. " - Cultural Centre of the Philippines
As of today, we filipinos are extremely keen on Hollywood motion pictures. Cinemas in the Philippines are packed with different Hollywood videos. There are incredibly few films that are acknowledged throughout the united states. This is one of the reasons why the Cultural Middle of the Philippines set up "Cinemalaya", an accolades show supplying Filipino independent motion pictures credit. We speculate, though, could it be enough? We think that it is not. Most of the Philippines' creative young brains are not recognized by all the people as that of Hollywood movies. We also think that independent films take more true-to-life reports, and that it actually has more principles instilled in it. We find it very unsatisfactory that cinemas today show less of the, and show more of Hollywood motion pictures which make us fantasize more than make us realize the severe realities of life, and how to approach them in an authentic way. Also, Filipinos nowadays are assisting the movies of other countries more than their own. This is why we live forwarding our proposal that cinemas in the Philippines should showcase more Filipino 3rd party videos than Hollywood movies. In this newspaper, we define impartial films as films made by amateur Filipino film makers, films that are low-budget, or "home-made". We define Hollywood movies as films made in Hollywood, films that have high-budget productions, movies that have professionals working on it and so on. We are limiting our information to only Philippine Individual films. We can make surveys about the awareness of students of independent movies, their stand (against it, for this, neutral) on self-employed motion pictures, their views toward 3rd party films. We will also research more about self-employed films.
First of all, we think that independent videos are needed more than Hollywood videos when it comes to education, especially for the kids. From our observations, we've pointed out that independent films get a more natural view on life. One
example of these independent movies is "Idol: Pag-asa ng Bayan" (2007) which is approximately an honor learner finding yourself cheating with regard to his friends, portraying a reality of peer pressure, selfless activities, and undoubtedly cheating. Another example is "Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros" which focuses on the emotional harm a son can undergo, as though he was a lady. Finally, the most remarkable and reasonable example is "Magnifico" which ultimately shows us how hard life is particularly when you're poor. A mind, Magnifico attempts to help you his family earn by working at such an early get older. It shows the effects of poverty, the beauty of simple living or contentment, and the love for family. Whether it targets cultural issues such as cheating ("Idol: Pag-asa ng Bayan", 2007) or homosexuality ("Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros", 2005) or monetary issues such as poverty ("Magnifico", 2003), unbiased films successfully shown actual happenings inside our world today. Most Hollywood videos, on the other hand, are fiction, a literary work, history, and so on. Some Hollywood films also depicted practical experiences such as "World Trade Middle" (2006) which focused on the 9-11 bombing, "Kramer vs Kramer" (1979) which focused on the realities of marriage and family problems, and " John Q" (2002) which focused economical problems, but these films don't have much of a filipino sense. It's important to be reminded of your principles not only as people but as Filipino people, so we ought to be experiencing these realities arranged on the Philippine situation, the Philippine traditions, the Filipino frame of mind. Another point is the fact sure, some Hollywood motion pictures like "Troy" (2004), "300" (2007), and "Beowulf" (2008), are extremely helpful inside our studies, but we aren't planning on removing films like that from cinemas. We just need to have more Filipino independent films because we need more education about the realities of the present situation, as we've proven earlier.
We also found the difference between your objectives and focuses of Philippine independent films and Hollywood movies. We've pointed out that Philippine independent motion pictures seem to try to open the imagination of children somewhat than people. Hollywood films seem to try to open the intellects of individuals- parents, instructors etc. We've also noticed that Philippine independent videos seem to try to remind people of the blunder in actions, miscalculation in identity, and mistake in society. It seems like these films give attention to the issues present. Hollywood motion pictures on the other hands, seem to aim to make people see possible problems, though these problems are less inclined to happen in the Philippines. Like racism, for example, there are fewer races here therefore the chances of racism are nominal. In terms of focus in aim for, through research, we had the ability to find out that impartial film, as said by the online Wikipedia focuses on "niche audience" (Wikipedia, no page), meaning some of individuals, not the general public. Hollywood targets everyone. We explored more about fine art films in contrast with Hollywood movies. David Bordwell, as Wikipedia said, wrote about the difference of the two kinds of motion pictures. According to articles in Wikipedia, Bordwell published in his article, "The Fine art Cinema as a Method of Film Practice"(Wikipedia, no web page), that those of Hollywood motion pictures use stereotype heroes, familiar settings, and wherein the protagonists' actions lead to only one end point, sort of just like a cause and result. He also stated that independent films "often offer with an inner drama that occurs in a character's psyche. " (Bordwell. no webpage). He also said that it's more natural, and it breaks from the stereotype, mainstream structures. Considering these facts, we found that independent motion pictures have significantly more value in content. That is one more reason there should be more independent videos in our cinemas.
In conditions of charm, of course almost all should go to Hollywood movies. Hollywood videos have a larger budget; so of course, they will have trailers that may get an audience's attention. Since Indie motion pictures are low-budget films, they cannot advertise their works, or even if they could, they wouldn't trouble because as Bordwell said, 3rd party films are concentrated only on a portion of the general public. Hollywood films likewise have better effects and cinematography than that of self-employed motion pictures. But we don't take this as a responsibility, mainly because if there is less quality of effects and cinematography, the audience is forced to concentrate on the main story, the lessons, and more importantly, the problems presented. If you're thinking "how are cinemas heading to earn money if you put more unbiased films, that are less appealing to the public?" there's answers for that. First of all, there were films that were made popular, especially "Magnifico" (2003), and "Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros" (2005), though not in container office. Independent films are also beautiful, and we think that people would like to watch these movies if they were aware of this. Also, in Malls, we visit a lot of advertising of films, and if independent motion pictures were to be put on silver screen, with matching advertisements, people would be motivated to watch. Finally, since most people can relate with these motion pictures better, they'd be inspired by people who've seen the film. Therefore, putting these videos in theaters wouldn't really impact the cinemas in conditions of current economic climate.
How many people are actually aware of independent films? Based on our surveys, the common ratios we received were the following: six out of ten people know about these independent films, one out of six is designed for independent motion pictures, four out of six are against impartial videos, and one out of six are natural about it. This is another problem. The answers we acquired indicated that many people aren't even aware of these motion pictures. So, even more we have to show these indie films. As you can see with the information, more filipinos are against it, exhibiting lack of nationalism. If you're pondering "What benefits would cinemas gain with this proposal?" our proposal has a great deal. First of all, it promotes nationalism. By enjoying an independent filipino film, you support a group of filipino people. By supporting these people, you support the country. Second of all, more ability would be recognized. We are used to spotting the same people as producers, directors, and especially actors. In independent movies, since you have low budget, you get folks who are either unprofessional, or people who have low skill fees, but of course, have talent. So, when the movie hits the theaters, people who contributed there would be identified. Also, was we said said in our launch, there is something called the "Cinemalaya awards" which can be an awarding ceremony for many independent films. If these movies are shown in theaters, more folks can vote/nominate 3rd party films, plus this awarding wedding ceremony will get more attention by the public. Furthermore, demonstrating these movies in theaters help us showcase the skills of young filipino musician to foreigners. That is something to be pleased about. Finally, as we've said earlier, independent films have significantly more value in content, and are aiming to enlighten or remind us about the realities or problems in life, therefore exhibiting these videos in the cinemas are also a means of spreading education to the youth, and even to the men and women, especially filipinos.
As the earth evolves into a more modern world, our beliefs and nationalism falls. Our talents, it's hidden in one part of the world, while stardom, it's just over the theater doors. This is the problem we want to solve. That's the reason we revealed our views and points about our preposition: The cinemas in the Philippines should showcase more Filipino 3rd party films than Hollywood Films. We have to increase our Filipino flag. We must suggest to them what we have. We must educate the continuing future of the country. We have to restore the values that were gone. If this proposition is approved, then maybe it's another triumph for me and you.