By: Ma. Jessica C. Pabalinas | June 20, 2018

STA. ANA, Cagayan, June 20 (PIA) – – The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) recently conducted its first ever film festival here aimed at promoting the contributions and plans of the premier economic zone in Northern Luzon.

Leonardo Cruz, CEZA deputy administrator for admin and finance, said the film competition also aimed to encourage young people to show their skills in film making by creating a documented success stories among the residents of Sta. Ana and how CEZA helps them through their success.

No less than CEZA Administrator and Chief Executive Officer Secretary Raul Lambino awarded the winners for the film making competition.

“We have been trying to transform the image of the economic zone to make it truly competitive and to make CEZA the catalyst of change and the economic driver for the whole Northern Luzon,” Lambino said.

‘Lung-aw’ of the Codeblack productions, which depicts a success story of a fisherman here, won 1st place with P50,000 cash prize. The film also bagged three major awards namely, Best in Story, Best in Production and Best in Cinematography.

Cruz said the winning film will be distributed to transportation companies and other marketing outlets in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Department of Transportation and the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board.

Lambino, on the other hand, assured the public that this will not be the last film making competition that CEZA will be hosting, saying there will be bigger film festivals in the next years to come. (ALM/MJCP/PIA-2 Cagayan)