Last June 2017, the DNF Film Camp was organized by Pasalidahay, a Davao-based collective of filmmakers and film enthusiasts that fosters audience development for developing cinema from the Philippine regions and from Mindanao through film screenings, forums, and workshops.
The success of the three-day Film Camp held at Malagos Garden Resort last year was made possible with the enthusiastic participation of 20 fellows from Mindanao and Visayas, and the steady and critical mentorship from local filmmakers, which included writer/editor/director Charliebebs Gohetia of Thank You Girls (2008) and I Love You, Thank You (2015). At the end of the camp, the groups that had been formed during the workshops were able to produce Ngilngig short films that were premiered during the Davao Ngilngig Film Festival at SM Lanang Premier Cinema in October that same year.
This year, DNF18 Film Camp will be selecting applicants who will submit stories or film ideas that will be developed and produced during the course of the film camp from September 7 to 9, 2018.
PASALIDAHAY WILL BE SPONSORING THE FILM CAMP FEE OF THE THREE APPLICANTS WHO WILL SUBMIT STORIES OR FILM IDEAS WITH THE MOST POTENTIAL.