Call for entries for Viddsee Juree Awards for the Philippines

The online entertainment platform Viddsee launched a filmmaker program with its first efforts through a filmmaker community initiative, Viddsee Juree Awards for the Philippines.

With a growing Filipino audience and an expanding network of creative content producers from the Philippines, the Viddsee Juree Awards aims to bridge the gap between digital filmmaking and distribution by working closely with local film communities.

The initiative is supported by The Film Development Council of the Philippines.

“Offline events are a big deal for us, as a digital-first platform. Launching this filmmaker program in the Philippines is even a bigger deal, having witnessed a wellspring of creativity in the Philippines. We hope to help the creative community grow, and also hope to create content together eventually,” says Viddsee co-founder Ho Jia Jian.

“Viddsee has been an excellent addition to the platforms available to our Filipino filmmakers where we can showcase a rich and diverse set of content representing our thriving cinema scene,” says Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) chairperson Liza Diño-Seguerra.

The Viddsee Juree Awards activities kick off with a roadshow in multiple cities and locations, including the University of the Philippines Film Institute and the Far Eastern University.

The top two entries chosen by an international jury panel will win production equipment including a cinema camera sponsored by Blackmagic and a 5-day Film Immersion Course in Los Angeles sponsored by the Motion Picture Association. The jury panel comprises of Loïc Valceschini, festival programmer of Neuchâtel Int’l Fantastic Film Fest & Locarno’s Semaine de la Critique, Marcus Manh, Vietnamese film producer & founder of YxineFF and Antoinette Jadaone, Filipino film director.

Winners will be announced at a live event on November 25, 2017 in Manila. The closing date for submissions is September 14. For more information, visit https://www.viddsee.com/submit/juree/philippines.

About Viddsee Juree Awards

Viddsee Juree Awards is an initiative celebrating the entertainment industry’s picks of Asian short films from all genres: fiction, documentary and animation. In this second edition of Viddsee Juree Awards, stories are picked from the brightest talents and upcoming filmmakers in the Philippines to be watched and judged by a panel of international judges. Each short film shortlisted for the competition will be watched by millions online and selected for film screenings around various cities in the Philippines. Juree is part of Viddsee’s commitment to celebrate and support filmmakers and film communities in Asia.

About Viddsee

Founded in 2013, Viddsee is an online entertainment and technology platform that drives distribution and marketing of short movies. Its unique stories have generated over 1 billion views through Viddsee’s mobile applications and platforms with its proprietary marketing insight of targeted communities and content. With the vision of building an ecosystem for creators and audience, Viddsee empowers storytellers to tell their very own local stories that resonate with a global audience. Visit http://www.viddsee.com to find out more.

About Film Development Council of the Philippines

Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is an agency under the Office of the President mandated to promote and support the development and growth of the Philippine film Industry and currently under the leadership of Chairperson Liza Diño. FDCP’s goal is to create a thriving and self-sustaining Filipino film industry that contributes to the cultural and economic development of the country.

WATCH: Epic father-son war in new ‘The LEGO Ninjago Movie’ trailer

Watch the newly released “LEGO NINJAGO Movie” Trailer 2 to see the epic tale of good…and dad. Catch the trailer at the links below and watch the film in Philippine cinemas starting September 27, 2017.

A new animated adventure in Warner Bros. Pictures’ LEGO® franchise, “The LEGO NINJAGO® Movie” stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, and the legendary Jackie Chan.

In this big-screen NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.

Jackie Chan (“Kung Fu Panda,” The Karate Kid”) stars as Master Wu; Justin Theroux (“Megamind 2,” “The Leftovers”) is Garmadon; Dave Franco (“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”) plays Lloyd; and Olivia Munn (“X-Men: Apocalypse”) is Lloyd’s mom, Koko. Making up the secret ninja crew, Michael Peña (“Ant-Man,” “The Martian”) is Kai; Fred Armisen (“The Jim Gaffigan Show,” “SNL”) voices Cole; KumailNanjiani (“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”) is Jay; Abbi Jacobson (“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”) plays Nya; and Zach Woods (“Silicon Valley”) voices Zane.

“The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” will be directed by Charlie Bean, Paul Fisherand Bob Logan. The screenplay is by Bob Logan & Paul Fisher & William Wheeler & Tom Wheeler and Jared Stern & John Whittington, story by Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher & William Wheeler & Tom Wheeler and Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman, based on LEGO Construction Toys.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Life-sized Lightning McQueen model from ‘Cars 3’ now on display at SM North EDSA

Former professional car racing champion and popular actor Matteo Guidicelli led the highly anticipated unveiling of the life-sized Lightning McQueen model during the Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3” Mall Event launch at SM North EDSA The Block yesterday.

Fans and families came in droves to witness the big-reveal of everyone’s favorite Piston Cup champ that is now on full display at The Block Atrium.

“The `Cars’ film series of Disney and Pixar is close to my heart, and Lightning McQueen is definitely one of my most favorite characters that I can relate to due to our similar experiece as a racer,” Guidicelli said prior to the unveiling. “And I’m excited for everyone to see `Cars 3!’ It’s very entertaining, with lots of lessons to take home.”

The “Cars 3” Mall Event is a joint project by The Walt Disney Company (Philippines) and SM Lifestyle Entertainment Inc. (SM-LEI) in celebration of the theatrical release of “Cars 3” in the Philippines on July 26, 2017.

The public is invited to visit the display, have their photos taken with Lightning McQueen and share the experience through social media by using the hashtags #Cars3 and #JoinTheRacePH.

The mall event also features fun activity areas where families and kids can play with and purchase the latest “Cars 3” toys from Mattel.

Shoppers can also browse around the cool retail booths that carry the best of “Cars 3” merchandise.

Disney/Pixar’s “Cars 3” cruises into cinemas on July 26, 2017. #Cars3 #JointheRacePH

‘Baby Driver’ sets whole-day sneak previews July 24 & 25 ahead of Aug 2 wide release

Columbia Pictures’ heist thriller Baby Driver, one of the year’s best-reviewed films, with a 95% Fresh Rating at Rotten Tomatoes, will have whole-day sneak previews on Monday and Tuesday, July 24 & 25 nationwide. Tickets will be available at regular admission prices.

Moviegoers are advised to check with their favorite cinemas (please see below graphics) for screening hours.

In the film, a talented, young getaway driver named Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Full of reversals, rewinds, fast forwards and heart-stopping skips, Baby Driver is a game-changing, lane-changing, hard-charging blast only director Edgar Wright could have dreamed up.

Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza Gonzalez with Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx.

Opening in Philippine cinemas in August 2, 2017, Baby Driver is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.