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Lasallian alum's film selected for Italian Film Festival

by Communication and Journalism Department

Posted on January 22 at 11:00 AM


Psychological drama “Elena,” written and directed by DLSU-D Communications alum April John Niebres has been selected as one of the entries in the 2018 Cefalù Film Festival in Sicily.

According to the Lasallian filmmaker, the film revolves around a young a young woman’s reflection on her past. What makes “Elena” unique is that it tells its message that tackles sin as a universal disease, in poetry form.

Niebres said that the film, which was shot in a span of three weeks in various locations in Cavite, was a collaboration with fellow alumni whom he previously worked with in college. He said that they originally submitted the independent film to the Cinemalaya Film Festival as well as other competitions but the project was met with rejection several times.

This month, the “Elena” team received a notice that the film received its first laurel as “Elena” has been selected to be screened and to compete for the festival together with other 99 films from around the world in Cefalù. The festival is set to commence on May 1, 2018.