Film premiere, workshop on film history to be featured among others

CANA The Catholic Centre will hold the second edition of its CANA Film Festival (CFF) from Sept 7-13. The biennial event first took place in June 2014 and is focused on the universality of Catholic social teachings.

According to CANA, stories about good versus evil, friendship, hopes and disappointments, life, love and loss will be brought to life in a myriad of independent films such as documentaries, docudramas and shorts, gleaned from many different parts of the world.

The event will have at least 15 hours of film screenings over one week. This will also include a youth segment which will screen films specially targeted at youths and young adults.

CFF will also feature CinePlay Lab – an interactive workshop that introduces the basics of film history, language, cinematography and sound with a pause and play segment.

Other segments that took place in 2014 such as panel discussions with priests, Religious, filmmakers and social change agents will continue.

CANA will also be hosting a fundraising film premiere at a selected cinema as the opening film on Sept 7.

Proceeds from ticket sales for the film premiere will go to three beneficiaries: Agape Village, the Cenacle Sisters and the Daughters of St Paul.

Agape Village is a one-stop hub which helps people in need to connect to the 23 charities and services coordinated by Caritas Singapore, the local social arm of the Catholic Church.

Many of the services offered by Agape Village aim at self-empowerment. Services available include job-related assistance, legal services and medical

The Cenacle Sisters and Daughters of St Paul are in need of a new centre from which to continue their mission work.

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