Photo credit: Redha's official Facebook page
Tunku Mona Riza's directorial debut, Redha has been selected to compete in the World Premieres Film Festival Philippines (WPFF) 2016. Organised by the Film Development Council Philippines in cooperation with the Cinematheque Centre Manila, the third installment of WPFF is slated from 29th June to 10th July 2016.
Redha has been shortlisted as one of the finalists to compete in the festival's Main Competition, and will be going against films from across the globe such as France's By Accident, Spain's Love Above All Things, Vietnam's Yen's Life and Philippines' Daughter of the Three Tailed Banner.
Under the Main Competition category, the films will be competing for the festival's major awards which include the Grand Festival Prize and Grand Jury Prize, Best Performance by an Actor, Best Performance by an Actress, Best Artistic Contribution, Technical Grand Prize, and Best Ensemble Performance.
Based on a niche, but rarely addressed topic among society, Redha highlights the struggles of a family who had to confront the harsh realities of raising an autistic child. The film features award-winning casts such as Namron, Nadiya Nisaa, Remy Ishak, and many more.
The WPFF celebrates the power of film by showcasing the works of critically acclaimed, upcoming film directors from across the globe. This year, over 60 international films will be shown at the Cinematheque Centre Manila, as well as its partner venues.
Photo credit: WPFF's official Facebook page