GUIDE: International Silent Film Festival Manila 2018

Now on its 12th year, the International Silent Film Festival Manila will run from August 30 to September 2 at SM Megamall. Admission is still free for the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

The International Silent Film Festival Manila (ISFFM), renowned as the first and oldest silent film festival in Southeast Asia is having its 12th installment this 2018. Founded in 2007, the festival was a unique collaborative initiative led by the Goethe Institut Philippinen together with the Japan Foundation – Manila, and the Instituto Cervantes. The festival has grown as it continues to celebrate arts and cultural heritage through international silent films with live music, scored by Filipino artists. This year, there are eight participating countries to celebrate yet another year of intercultural collaboration—- Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, U.S. and the Philippines.

ISFFM 2018 will screen eight silent films, to be live-scored by local musicians. The participating embassies and cultural institutions include: the Film Development Council of the Philippines, the Goethe Institut Philippinen, the Philippine-Italian Association, Japan Foundation-Manila, Instituto Cervantes and the Embassies of the United States of America, Austria and France.

Complete lineup of musicians to follow.

Schedule of Screenings

August 30 (Thursday)

08:00 pm ITALY – Rapsodia Satanica (Satanic Rhapsody)

August 31 (Friday)

07:00 pm PHILIPPINES – This is Not A Lost Film
09:00 pm FRANCE – La Passion de Jeanne D’Arc

September 1 (Saturday)

04:00 pm GERMANY – Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari)
06:00 pm JAPAN – A Straightforward Boy
08:00 pm USA – Our Hospitality

September 2 (Sunday)

05:00 pm SPAIN – Frivolinas
07:30 pm AUSTRIA – Die kleine Veronika

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