Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival Will Be Launched on October 15 at FACLA

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September 16, 2014

Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival Will Be Launched on October 15 at FACLA

Los Angeles— “ Filipino Independent Films  or Indie Films are Here in Town!”

The Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival LLC (HFIF LLC) announced today that the Historic Filipinotown Independent Film Festival  that will feature Filipino and Filipino_American independently produced films from the Philippines be launched on Wednesday, at 6:00 in the evening of October 15, 2014 at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles Social Hall.

Ms. Aleli Abrigo  Neal, leading producer of the HIFI LLC announced the soft launching of the Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival, the first of its kind to be launched in the Historic Filipinotown district since it was proclaimed by the city of Los Angeles in 2002

HIFI Indie Film Festival Launching

The formal launching of the Historic Filipinotown Indie Festival is slated on December 2014 at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA). Watch out for the next announcements from the HIFI Indie Film Festival LLC.

Aleli Neal also said, “This is the first step and an added milestone towards the cultural and political empowerment of the Filipino-American community in the United States. Many film festival have featured the Filipino films but usually these are subsumed or incorporated with API or Asian Film Festivals”

HF Indie Film Festival, a Community Milestone

JFAV Coordinator Arturo Garcia said, “ we hail this auspicious event because it is not only ambitious but also a step toward patronizing and a showcase the Filipino and Filipino-American Indie films produced in the Philippines.

Especially at the time that the Philippine based Film Industry have faltered during the last twenty years. The Philippines was one has a thriving film industry that produces 200 films a year and have a lot of  studios.”

Garcia also said, “But at the present time,  we count with our two fingers the number of studios and less than 20 films are produced every year A big let down for our local film industry that was once an envy of Asia.

This is aggravated by the incursion and aggressive advertising of Hollywood Films, the influx and popularity of Korean and K-Pop films ,high cost of productions in filming and lack of government subsidy and support as well as other factors.” Garcia added.

Indie Films, A saving grace

HFIF LLC Ms. Neal pointed out, “ On the other hand, the Indie Film productions in the Philippines is the saving grace of the film industry and have continued to reap awards in International Indie Film Awards.

Filipino Indie Film makers,directors and artist have made a strong impact on international awards events from the Cannes and different venues all over the world. Some of these fils will be shown at the Historic Filipinotown Indie Festival this coming December 2014.

Indeed the Filipino Indie Films is the saving grace of the once mighty and proud Filipino cinema industry.” Neal ended.

For more information about the coming HIFI INDIE FILM FESTIVAL LLC please call Ms. Aleli Neal at (310)-228-8015 or email us at pilipinokami76@yahoo.com

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