Filipino filmmaker seeks Norwegian partnership

A film project from the Philippines has been selected to participate in the Sørfond Pitching Forum in Oslo in October, the Norwegian Embassy reported.

Director Sheron Dayoc hopes to partner with a Norwegian producer to make his film, which depicts a blood feud between muslim families in the Zamboanga province of Mindanao.

The annual Films From the South Festival in Oslo, screening films from developing countries, also hosts a Pitching Forum for filmmakers where they can present their projects to Norwegian producers for the prospect of co-operation and funding assistance from Sørfond.

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Sheron Dayoc’s film project “Women Of The Weeping River” is one of twelve selected by the Sørfond jury to participate in the Pitching Forum this year.

The Norwegian Embassy met the native Zamboangueño in Makati, where he is preparing for his Norway trip.

“My film will tell the story of a modern-day blood feud between two muslim families. Clan warfare is still a big issue, and has been prevalent in Mindanao for centuries,” Dayoc said.

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