WINNERS: Cinemalaya Film Festival 2017

The 13th edition of Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival capped off with the awards night held at the CCP Main Theater, August 13, Sunday.

Here is the full list of winners of Cinemalaya 2017.

Best Film: Respeto
Best Director: Joseph Israel Laban – Baconaua
NETPAC Award: Respeto
Special Jury Prize: Baconaua
Best Screenplay: Zig Dulay – Bagahe
Best Actress: Angeli Bayani – Bagahe
Best Actor: Noel Comia Jr. – Kiko Boksingero
Best Supporting Actress: Yayo Aguila – Kiko Boksingero
Best Supporting Actor: Dido Dela Paz – Respeto
Best Cinematography: (tie) Baconaua and Respeto
Best Production Design: Nabubulok
Best Editing: Respeto
Best Original Musical Score: Kiko Boksingero
Best Sound: Respeto
Audience Choice Award (Full-Length): Respeto
Best Short Film: Hilom
Best Director (Short Film): E. del Mundo – Manong ng Pa-Aling
NETPAC Award (Short Film): Aliens Ata
Special Jury Prize (Short Film): Fatima Marie Torres and the Invasion of Shuttle Pinas 25
Best Screenplay (Short Film): Bawod
Audience Choice Award (Short Film): Nakauwi Na

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GUIDE: International Silent Film Festival Manila 2017

The 11th International Silent Film Festival Manila runs from August 31 to September 3 at the Shang Cineplex of Shangri-La Plaza Mall in Mandaluyong City.

Admission

Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are distributed 30 minutes before every screening.

FEATURED FILMS AND ARTISTS

  • El Gilfo (1918) – Spain
    Live music from rock band Talahib
  • Underground (1928) – UK
    Live music from band Goodleaf
  • The New Enchantment (1923) – France
    Live music from Frence-Vietnamese harpist and singer HeloiseLaHarpe
  • A Perfect Family (2017) – Italy
    Live music from instrumental rock trio Tom’s Story
  • Dragnet Girl (1933) – Japan
    Live music from string ensembles The Celso Espejo Rondalla with silent film narrator Ichiro Kataoka
  • Taglish (2012) – Philippines
    Live music from instrumental stoner-metal Kapitan Kulam
  • Cafe Elektric (1927) – Austria
    Live music from pop-rock band Rivermaya
  • Pandora’s Box (1929) – Germany
    Live music from alternative rock band Sandwich
  • The General (1926) – U.S.A.
    Live music from ensemble Flippin Soul Stompers

SCREENING SCHEDULES

August 31 (Thu) • 8:00 PM

The Festival reels off at 8:00PM on Thursday, August 31st with lnstituto Cervantes presenting the classic action/comedy El Golfo (1918), directed by Jose de Togores. Starring Irene Heredia, Mariano Ozores and Ernesto Vilches, the film tells the story of Enrique Villar, a tramp, who goes through much trouble to win the heart of his lady love. The rock band Talahib will accompany this film with a live performance.

September 1 (Fri) • 7:30 PM

On Friday, September 1st, at 07:30PM, the British Council will present a unique offering. Thanks to the discovery of an alternative print at the Brussels Cinematheque Royale, and advancement in photo-chemical and digital techniques, the British Film Institute has restored the magnificence of Anthony Asquith’s Underground, a 1928 silent romance that reveals 1920s London life in the underground tube system. A live musical performance by dub band Goodleaf will accompany the film.

September 1 (Fri) • 9:30 PM

At 9:30PM, also on September 1st, the Embassy of France to the Philippines will present L’lnhumaine or The New Enchantment (1923), a story of love and deceit directed by Marcel L’Herbier. The film will be scored by the French-Vietnamese harpist HeloiseLaHarpe, together with Ryan Villamor on piano and synthesizer and Aldous Castro on percussion and handpans.

September 2 (Sat) • 3:00 PM

On Saturday, September 2nd at 3:00PM, the Philippine Italian Association together with the Embassy of Italy will screen the world premiere of an experimental silent film by Filipino-Italian director Ruben Maria Soriquez: Una Famiglia Perfetta or A Perfect Family (2017). The movie will be live-scored by thre instrumental rock trio Tom’s Story.

September 2 (Sat) • 5:30 PM

At 5:30PM, the Japan Foundationn, Manila will feature Hijosen no Onna or Dragnet Girl (1933) by Yasujiro Ozu. This screening will feature a rare performance by Ichiro Kataoka, a noted benshi or silent film narrator/actor/storyteller from Japan, who will provide a live interpretation of the silent film. The screening and nrration will be accompanied by The Celso Espejo Rondala, a group which plays Filipino music on traditional native string intruments.

September 2 (Sat) • 8:00 PM

Ending the night with an 08:00PM screening will be the Philippines with Gym Lumberais 2-person drama Taglish (2012), which started as a damaged film entitled Tagalog, then English, and finally the present title Taglish. The film will be accompanied by the stoner-metal quartet Kapitan Kulam.

September 3 (Sun) • 3:00 PM

On Sunday, September 3rd at 3:00PM, the Embassy of Austria will feature Cafe Elektric (1927) directed by Gustav Ucicky. Cafe Elektric was the last film made and released by Sascha-Film, the first major film studio in Vienna. The live score will be played by one of the most established Filipino bands, Rivermaya.

September 3 (Sun) • 5:30 PM

At 5:30PM, Goethe-lnstitut Philippinen will screen one of silent cinema’s masterworks, Pandora’s Box 1929 , by George Wilhelm Pabst. Based on the controversial plays of Frank Wedekind, the film features the dazzling Louise Brooks in her classic bobbed hairstyle as lulu. Pandora’s Box will be accompanied by the band Sandwhich, led by local rock icon Raymond Marasigan.

September 3 (Sun) • 8:00 PM

Closing the festival at 08:00PM will be the U.S. Embassy’s screening of one of the most-reverd comedies of the silent era, The General (1926). Co-directed by Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton, the film also stars the iconic Keaton as an ill-fated railroad engineer. The ·film will be scored by a band of veteran musicians — exponents of Motown, Stax, Funk, Blues and Soul – the Flippin Soul Stampers.

SIDE EVENTS

This year’s film’s experience will have a unique addition, an exhibit at The Atrium of the Shangri-La by partner organization Para sa Sining, from August 31st to September 3rd. This community of creative collaborators will also present contemporary films of the silent film genre by their member-filmmakers.

On September 3rd at 2:00PM, 7:15PM and 9:30PM, the group will present Musike x Pelikula, during which their films will be scored by live musical performances from young and upcoming Filipino artists.

2:00 pm
MARIANING
Film by Nikolo Salazar
Music by ALPAS

7:15 pm
ORANGE JUICE
Film by Ivan of UP Cineasters’ Studio
Music by BennyBunnyBand

9:30 pm
MUKHA
Film by Noah del Rosario
Music by Fiona

10:00 pm
DREAMWEAVER
Film by Jedd Rommel & Ron Genato
Music by Ja Quintana


Established in 2007 as the very first event of its kind in Asia, the ISFFM promises to bring once more to Manila film buffs and music aficionados an extraordinary experience. From the 1890’s to the 1920’s, audiences around the world were enchanted by the magic of watching soundless images on a saeen accompanied by live music played by different performing artists. This year, Philippine-Italian Association, the Japan Foundation Manila, Goethe-Institut Philippinen, the Film Development Council of the Philippines, Institute Cervantes, the British Council, and the Embassies of the United States of America, France and Austria, are extremely proud to present 11th edition of the International Silent Film Festival in Manila.

 

WINNERS: ToFarm Film Festival 2017

The winners of the second ToFarm Film Festival were announced Sunday, July 16 during the awards night at the Rizal Ballroom of Makati Shangri-La Manila. The event was hosted by Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez.

Here is the full list of winners.

Best Picture: High Tide

2nd Best Picture: What Home Feels Like

3rd Best Picture: Instalado

Best Director: Joseph Abello for What Home Feels Like

Best Actress: Irma Adlawan for What Home Feels Like

Best Actor: (TIE) Bembol Roco for What Home Feels Like & Roger “Soe” Gonzales for Kamunggai

Best Supporting Actor: Francis Magundayao for Instalado

Best Supporting Actress: Barbara Miguel for Instalado

Special Award for Outstanding Ensemble: Kids of High Tide

People’s Choice Awards: Instalado

Best Screenplay: Joseph Abello for What Home Feels Like

Best Story: Joseph Abello for What Home Feels Like

Best Cinematography: TM Malones for High Tide

Best Editing: Michael Bayani Canino & Tara Illenberger for High Tide

Best Production Design: Mark Sabas for Instalado

Best Musical Score: Hiroko Nagai & Harold Andre Cruz Santos for What Home Feels Like

Best Sound: Wildsound for Instalado

The festival runs until Tuesday, July 18 in the following cinemas: SM Megamall, SM Manila, Robinsons Galleria, Gateway Cineplex, Greenbelt 1.

GUIDE: Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2017

The 13th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival will run from August 5 to 13, 2017 at the CCP Theaters and Ayala Malls Cinemas (Glorietta, Greenbelt 1, Trinoma, U.P. Town Center, Fairview Terraces, and Marquee Mall in Pampanga).

Opening Night

The opening ceremony is on August 4 (Friday), 6:00 PM at the CCP Main Theater, to be followed by the free screening of Mikhail Red’s coming-of-age thriller Birdshot. Tickets will only be available at the venue. Both events are open to the public.

Awards Night

The awards night is on August 13 (Sunday), 6:00 PM at the CCP Main Theater. Limited seats will be available to the public for free.

Screening Schedules

High-resolution version of Cultural Center of the Philippines schedules: bit.ly/cinemalaya2017sked1

High-resolution version of Ayala Malls Cinemas schedules: bit.ly/cinemalaya2017sked2cinemalaya 2017 schedule aug 4-8cinemalaya 2017 schedule aug 9-13

Admission

TICKET PRICES (at CCP Theaters)

Regular Price: P150 per screening
Student Price: P100 per screening
Discounts: 20% for Senior Citizens, PWD, Government and Military Personnel

TICKET PRICES (at Ayala Malls Cinemas)
Depends on the cinema.

FESTIVAL PASSES

ALL-ACCESS FESTIVAL PASS (with card)

• P3,500
• Admission to all festival screenings at CCP venues only (not valid in Ayala Cinemas)
• Free seating on a first-come first-served basis (subject to availability once screening starts)
• Priority lane entry to the theater
• Priority to tickets to all free admission screenings (Pass holder needs to get a ticket 2 hours before screening time)
• Not valid for Samsung Screenings
• Non-transferable

FILMS IN COMPETITION PASS (with card)

• P1,500
• Admission to 11 Main Films-in-Competition (9 full-length competition screenings and 2 sets of short films at CCP venues only (not valid in Ayala Cinemas);
• Free seating on a first-come first-served basis (subject to availability once screening starts)
• Priority lane entry
• Priority to tickets to all free admission screenings (Pass holder needs to get a ticket 2 hours before screening time)
• Not valid for Samsung Screenings
• Non-transferable

BARKADA PASS (Ticketed)

• 1,500 (per screening for a group of 5 people)
• Exclusive screening for a group of maximum 5 people at the Samsung Screening Lounge, 4th Floor of the CCP
• Priority lane entry
• Choice of all competing films
• Free popcorn
• Barkada is allowed to bring food and beverages
• Non-transferable

ONE-DAY PASS

• P500 -admission to 4 screenings for the day (validity date is indicated on the ticket)
• P700 – admission to 5 screenings for the day (validity date is indicated on the ticket)

VIP BOX (1 Screening)

• P1,000
• One (1) dedicated box with 6 seats at the Main Theater for one (1) screening (validity date is indicated on the ticket)
• Priority to tickets to all free admission screenings (Pass holder needs to get a ticket 2 hours before screening time)
• Not valid for Samsung Screenings
• Non-transferable

VIP BOX (1 Day)

• P3,000 — One (1) dedicated box with 6 seats at the Main Theater good for 4 screenings for one (1) day (validity date is indicated on the ticket)
• P4000 — One (1) dedicated box with 6 seats at the Main Theater good for 5 screenings for one (1) day (validity date is indicated on the ticket)
• Priority to tickets to all free admission screenings (Pass holder needs to get a ticket 2 hours before screening time)
• Not valid for Samsung Screenings
• Non-transferable

NOTE:

1. Tickets for CCP theaters will be available for sale in CCP box office and TicketWorld outlets (branches of National Bookstore and Robinsons Malls to be announced).
2. The start date of ticket selling will be announced this coming week.

Films in Competition

Full-Length Films in Competition

  1. ANG GURO KONG DI MARUNONG MAGBASA (MY TEACHER WHO DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO READ), by Perry Escano
  2. ANG PAMILYANG HINDI LUMULUHA (THE FAMILY THAT DOESN’T WEEP), by Mes de Guzman
  3. BACONAUA, by Joseph Israel Laban
  4. BAGAHE (THE BAGGAGE), by Zig Madamba Dulay
  5. KIKO BOKSINGERO (KIKO THE BOXER), by Thop Nazareno
  6. NABUBULOK (THE DECAYING), by Sonny Calvento
  7. REQUITED, by Nerissa Picadizo
  8. RESPETO (RESPECT), by Alberto Monteras II
  9. SA GABING NANAHIMIK ANG MGA KULIGLIG, by Iar Lionel Arondaing

SHORTS A

  1. LOLA LOLENG (GRANDMA LOLENG), by Che Tagyamon
  2. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, by Carl Adrian Chavez
  3. ISLABODAN (FREE MEN), by Juan Carlo Tarobal
  4. MANONG NG PA-ALING (MAN OF PA-ALING), by E del Mundo
  5. ALIENS ATA (MAYBE ALIENS), by Glenn Barit
  6. FATIMA MARIE TORRES AND THE INVASION OF SPACE SHUTTLE PILIPINAS 25, by Carlo Francisco Manatad

    SHORTS B

  7. BAWOD (BENT), by TM Malones
  8. HILOM (STILL), by P.R. Patindol
  9. JUANA AND THE SACRED SHORES, by Antonne Santiago
  10. MARIA, by JP Habac
  11. NAKAUWI NA (HOME), by Marvin Cabangunay, Jaynus Olaivar
  12. NAKAW, by Arvin Belarmino, Noel Escondo

Synopses and Trailers

Full-Length Films

Ang Guro Kong Di Marunong Magbasa by Perry Escano

In this barrio, the number of child warrior grows when their illiterate teacher disappears and education is ignored.


Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha by Mes De Guzman

A woman is desperate to bring back her husband and her children, but only a popular “family without tears” can restore her hopes to rebuild her own family.


Baconaua by Joseph Israel Laban

After a particularly strong squall, a sleepy fishing village in a tiny island in Southern Tagalog wakes up to an astonishing sight – their sea has turned red. Floating on their waters are thousands of apples. No one knows where it came from. Some see it as a bad omen from the baconaua – a creature of myth. A few think it’s a miracle from heaven. While others fear a more sinister source.


Bagahe by Zig Dulay

An OFW escapes from her rapist boss and dumps her fetus at the comfort room of an airplane hoping to go back to the Philippines and be with her family.


Kiko Boksingero by Thop Nazareno

Kiko, an 11-year-old boy left aimlessly alone with his nanny after the recent death of his mother, rekindles a long lost relationship with his father in an attempt to find a new lease on life.


Nabubulok by Sonny Calvento

Luna is missing. Jason Harper, her American husband, is alleged of killing her. As Jason intends to leave the country, circumstances conspire to avert his plan.


Requited by Nerissa Picadizo

A dramatic biking love story with splashes of adventure. “Requited” is about a disease-stricken biker who wants to conquer a treacherous terrain on one final adventure that pitted him against nature and the woman he desires.


Respeto by Treb Monteras II

An amateur young hiphop rapper and a grumpy veteran poet cross paths during a stand-off between riot police and squatters. Both are compelled to interact and deal with each other’s problems, healing the wounds of the past and having a new perspective on writing their respective verses.


Sa Gabing Nanahimik Ang Mga Kuliglig by Iar Lionel Arondaing

For nothing that is covered will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. What is uttered in the dark will find its way exalted in the light. For what you whisper, will be proclaimed in the housetops. And, do not fear what kills the body, because nothing can kill the soul. Rather, fear what can destroy in absolute.


ShortS A

Lola Loleng by Che Tagyamon

A young woman goes back to her province in the countryside where she gets to once again meet her Grandmother Loleng – a distant relative and a senile parol (Christmas lantern) artisan. Together, they will explore Grandma Loleng’s landscape of memories, only to unearth her innermost secrets and wartime experiences. It is about memory and forgetting, both in the context of the personal and of the national consciousness.

 

Sorry for the Inconvenience by Carl Adrian Chavez

Joshua, a timid teenager, comes home one night after he was beaten up by the school’s bully. Feeling the urge to avenge himself, he decides to take matters into his own hands. But things don’t go as planned. Now, he is left with no choice but to seek help from his policeman father.

Islabodan by Juan Carlo Tarobal

Caloy, a lone, apathetic plastic bottle collector, gets caught in the middle of two warring gangs which changes his disposition in life forever.

Manong ng Pa-Aling by E. del Mundo

Manong ng Pa-­Aling, directly translated as Man of Pa-­Aling, is the incredible story of man’s natural relationship with the ocean. And amidst physical frailty, and of his age, Manong decides what he will do next after retiring from his only known profession, to be a fisherman.

Aliens Ata by Glenn Barit

Two young brothers deal with the sudden loss of their father. Their overseas-filipino-worker mother goes back home for the funeral but will soon had to depart for work again. For kids, some things are hard to grasp that’s why they look at the sky for answers. Could it be aliens?

Fatima Marie Torres and the Invasion Of Space Shuttle Pinas 25 by Carlo Francis Manatad

Set during the launch of the first space shuttle of the Philippines – an ordinary old couple living in the suburbs attempts to go about their life during this strange day.

SHORTS B

Bawod by T.M. Malones

On the eve of her school’s annual Talent Show in a small rural village in the mountains of Iloilo, twelve-year-old Thirdy is worried she will not be able to perform because she could not afford to rent a traditional costume and pay the required contribution.

Hilom by P.R. Patindol

In a fishing village that’s been ravaged by a strong typhoon, the bond of twin brothers is disrupted by another young boy. Hilom follows the journey of the brothers, Andres and Gael, as they find healing against the harsh landscape of an island that’s also trying to recover.

Juana and Sacred Shoes by Antonne Santiago

Juana is a beautiful maiden living peacefully in her island. While dancing in the middle of the sea, she sees how vast the waters are, and suddenly realizes that she is alone. To satisfy her longing, she does an animistic ritual and prays for a companion. A man arrives.

Maria by JP Habac

When the whole family confronted her 14-year-old daughter of a suspected pregnancy, a 50-year-old woman gives birth to her 22nd child.

Nakauwi Na by Marvin Cabangunay, Jaynus Olaivar

A brave battle against grief, anger and injustice. “Nakauwi Na” follows Mang Jerry as he finds ways to earn enough money to get his son, a victim of extra judicial killings, out of the funeral home.

Nakaw by Arvin Belarmino & Noel Escondo

“Nakaw” tells the story of Bateng, a boy who triggered a series of life-changing events when he stole an old woman’s purse.

Exhibition Films

OPENING FILM

BIRDSHOT by Mikhail Red
August 4 (Fri), 6:00 PM – CCP Main Theater

CLOSING FILM

PASTOR by Adolfo Alix, Jr.
August 12 (Sat), 6:15 PM – CCP Main Theater

Festival’s Best

WOMEN OF THE WEEPING RIVER (QCinema 2016 Best Picture and Gawad Urian 2017 Best Picture) by Sheron Dayoc
August 5 (Sat), 9:00 PM – CCP Little Theater

TU PUG IMATUY (THE RIGHT TO KILL) (Sinag Maynila 2017 Best Picture) by Arbi Barbarona
August 7 (Mon), 9:00 PM – CCP Studio Theater

SUNDAY BEAUTY QUEEN (MMFF 2016 Best Picture) by Babyruth Villarama
August 9 (Wed), 6:15 PM – CCP Little Theater

2 COOL 2 BE FORGOTTEN (Cinema One Originals 2016 Best Picture) by Petersen Vargas
August 10 (Thu), 9:00 PM – CCP Studio Theater

PAUWI NA (Shanghai International Film Festival 2017 Best Picture) by Paolo Villaluna
August 11 (Fri), 9:00 PM – CCP Little Theater

HIGH TIDE (TOFARM Film Festival 2017 Best Picture) by Tara Illenberger
August 12 (Sat), 9:00 PM – CCP Little Theater

Indie Nation

ALIPATO by Khavn Dela Cruz
August 5 (Sat), 6:15 PM – CCP Studio Theater

BEST PARTEE EVER by Howard Yambao
August 5 (Sat), 9:00 PM – CCP Studio Theater

BHOY INTSIK by Joel Lamangan
August 6 (Sun), 6:15 PM – CCP Little Theater

AREA by Luisito Ignacio
August 6 (Sun), 9:00 PM – CCP Little Theater

BAKA BUKAS by Samantha Lee
August 6 (Sun), 9:00 PM – CCP Studio Theater

MAESTRA by Lemuel Lorca
August 7 (Mon), 6:15 PM – CCP Little Theater

BLISS by Jerrold Tarog
August 7 (Mon), 9:00 PM – CCP Little Theater

TISAY by Alfonso Torre III
August 8 (Tue), 3:30 PM – CCP Studio Theater

ANG BABAE SA SEPTIC TANK 2 by Marlon Rivera
August 8 (Tue), 6:15 PM – CCP Little Theater

KABISERA by Arturo San Agustin and Real Florido
August 8 (Tue), 9:00 PM – CCP Studio Theater

VINCE & KATH & JAMES by Theodore Boborol
August 9 (Wed), 3:30 PM – CCP Studio Theater

ORO by Alvin Yapan
August 9 (Wed), 9:00 PM – CCP Little Theater

DIE BEAUTIFUL by Jun Robles Lana
August 10 (Thu), 9:00 PM – CCP Little Theater

MRS. by Adolfo Alix Jr.
August 10 (Thu), 9:00 PM – CCP Dream Theater

WHAT HOME FEELS LIKE by Joseph Abello
August 12 (Sat), 6:15 PM – CCP Studio Theater

PATAY NA SI HESUS by Victor Villanueva
August 12 (Sat), 9:00 PM – CCP Studio Theater

INSTALADO by Jason Paul Laxamana
August 12 (Sat), 9:00 PM – CCP Dream Theater

DOKYU

FORBIDDEN MEMORY by Gutierrez Mangansakan, II
August 5 (Sat), 3:30 PM — CCP Little Theater

THE APOLOGY by Tiffany Hsiung
August 6 (Sun), 3:30 PM – CCP Little Theater

BEYOND THE BLOCK by Ricky Carranza
August 8 (Tue), 12:45 PM – CCP Studio Theater

DIGITAL CLASSICS

KASAL? (Restored Version) by Laurice Guillen
August 9 (Wed), 12:45 PM – CCP Studio Theater

HIHINTAYIN KITA SA LANGIT (Restored Version) by Carlos Siguion-Reyna
August 10 (Thu), 12:45 PM – CCP Studio Theater

KAKABAKABA KA BA? (Restored Version) by Mike de Leon
August 10 (Thu), 3:30 PM – CCP Little Theater
August 11 (Fri), 12:45 PM – CCP Studio Theater

VISIONS OF ASIA

ABOVE IT ALL (Laos) by Anysay Keola
August 6 (Sun), 12:45 PM – CCP Studio Theater
August 8 (Tue), 3:30 PM – CCP Little Theater

ASIAN THREE-FOLD MIRROR 2016: REFLECTIONS (Philippines, Japan, Cambodia)
by Brillante Mendoza, Isao Yukisada, Sotho Kulikar
August 8 (Tue), 9:00 PM – CCP Little Theater

TURAH (Indonesia) by Wicaksono Winsu Legewo
August 5 (Sat), 12:45 PM – CCP Studio Theater
August 11 (Fri), 3:30 PM – CCP Little Theater

POOLSIDEMAN (Japan) by Hirobumi Watanabe
August 5 (Sat), 6:15 PM – CCP Little Theater
August 10 (Thu), 3:30 PM – CCP Studio Theater

THE PAINTER’S VIEW (Korea) by Kim Hee Chul
August 10 (Thu), 6:15 PM – CCP Little Theater
August 11 (Fri), 3:30 PM – CCP Studio Theater

A GIFT (Thailand) by Chayanop Boonprakob and Kriangkrai Vachiratamporn/ Nithiwat Tharatorn/ Jira Maligool
August 11 (Fri), 6:15 PM – CCP Little Theater
August 12 (Sat), 12:45 PM – CCP Studio Theater

PLEASE REMEMBER ME (China) by Zhao Qing
August 12 (Sat), 3:30 PM – CCP Little Theater

SINGING IN GRAVEYARDS (Malaysia, Philippines) by Bradley Liew
August 12 (Sat), 6:15 PM – CCP Little Theater

TRIBUTE: GIL PORTES

MULANAY by Gil Portes
August 8 (Tue), 6:15 PM – CCP Dream Theater

MGA MUNTING TINIG by Gil Portes
August 11 (Fri), 3:30 PM – CCP Dream Theater

TWO FUNERALS by Gil Portes
August 11 (Fri), 9:00 PM – CCP Dream Theater

TRIBUTE: LOLITA RODRIGUEZ

TINIMBANG KA NGUNIT KULANG by Lino Brocka
August 9 (Wed), 6:15 PM – CCP Dream Theater

LUCIA by Mel Chionglo
August 10 (Thu), 3:30 PM – CCP Dream Theater

STARDOOM by Lino Brocka
August 11 (Fri), 6:15 PM – CCP Dream, Theater

RETROSPECTIVE

MERCURY IS MINE by Jason Paul Laxamana
August 8 (Tue), 9:00 PM – CCP Dream Theater

2016 SHORT FEATURES:
PEKTUS by Isabel Quesada; ANG MAANGAS, ANG MARIKIT, AT ANG MAKATA by Jose Ibarra Guballa; FOREVER NATIN by Cyrus Valdez; FISH OUT OF WATER by Mon Garilao
August 9 (Wed), 3:30 PM – CCP Dream Theater

TUOS by Roderick Cabrido
August 9 (Wed), 9:00 PM – CCP Dream Theater

PAMILYA ORDINARYO by Eduardo Roy, Jr.
August 10 (Thu), 6:15 PM – CCP Dream Theater

SPECIAL SCREENING

ANG BABAENG HUMAYO by Lav Diaz
August 12(Sat), 3:30 PM – CCP Dream Theater

ANIMAHENASYON

SAVING SALLY by Avid Liongoren
August 6 (Sun), 3:30 PM – CCP Studio Theater

PROGRAM 1 (Details to follow)
August 8 (Tue), 3:30 PM – CCP Dream Theater

PROGRAM 2 (Details to follow)
August 11 (Fri), 12:45 PM – CCP Dream Theater

IKA-29 GAWAD ALTERNATIBO (Gawad CCP Short Films)

NOTE: Titles of the shorts here are just too many. All of these short films (mostly thesis shorts) were submitted to the 29th Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video. Admission is FREE. First come, first served seats. AWARDING on this on August 7 (Mon), 8pm, at the CCP Dream Theater.

Short Feature A
August 5 (Sat), 10:00 AM – CCP Dream Theater

Short Feature B
August 5 (Sat), 12:45 PM – CCP Dream Theater

Short Feature C
August 5 (Sat), 9:00 PM – CCP Dream Theater

Short Feature D
August 6 (Sun), 12:45 PM – CCP Dream Theater

Short Feature E
August 6 (Sun), 9:00 PM – CCP Dream Theater

Short Feature F
August 7 (Mon), 10:00 AM – CCP Dream Theater

Short Feature G
August 7 (Mon), 3:30 PM – CCP Dream Theater

Animation A and Experimental A
August 5 (Sat), 3:30 PM – CCP Dream Theater

Animation B and Experimental B
August 6 (Sun), 3:30 PM – CCP Dream Theater

Animation C
August 7 (Mon), 6:15 PM – CCP Dream Theater

Documentary A
August 5 (Sat), 6:15 PM – CCP Dream Theater

Documentary B
August 6 (Sun), 10:00 AM – CCP Dream Theater

Documentary C
August 6 (Sun), 6:15 PM – CCP Dream Theater

Documentary D
August 7 (Mon), 12:45 PM – CCP Dream Theater

CINEMALAYA INSTITUTE 2016 SHORTS

August 12 (Sat), 12:45 PM – CCP Dream Theater

CINEMALAYA CAMPUS

August 8 (Tue), 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM – CCP Little Theater
August 9 (Wed), 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM – CCP Little Theater

Ever wonder the meaning of their creation and thought provoking films? Listen to the best and the experts. Find out about their ideas and the conditions that eventually became instrumental to their works, and learn the magic behind the films we enjoy.

For inquiries on this, call the Arts Education Department at 8321125 local 1603 and 1710.

 

Student rates, discounts for Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino on Aug 16-22 nationwide

As if audiences need more reason to watch the films of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP), the Film Development Council of the Philippines has recently announced that cinemas nationwide will be offering student rates during the event, One Hundred Fifty Pesos (P 150) for students in Metro Manila, and One Hundred Pesos (P 100) for students in provinces outside Metro Manila. This is on top of more promos offered by the different circuits nationwide from August 16-22, 2017.

“We are very happy with the support of the cinemas in making our Filipino films for PPP much more accessible to the public, especially to the youth,” said Liza Diño, FDCP Chairperson and CEO. “Each film in Pista offers a different perspective on the different aspects of life and communicates these messages artfully and creatively through film. We believe that students and our youth would greatly benefit from watching these movies which are more than entertaining, but to an extent educational,” she added.

In addition to the student rates, cinemas nationwide will be offering a 4+1 promo–buy four tickets and get one for free.

These local films will be shown in all theaters nationwide from August 16-22.

  1. 100 Tula para kay Stella by Jason Paul Laxamana
  2. Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B by Prime Cruz
  3. AWOL by Enzo Williams
  4. Bar Boys by Kip Oebanda
  5. Birdshot by Mikhail Red
  6. Hamog by Ralston Jover
  7. Paglipay by Zig Dulay
  8. Patay Na si Hesus by Victor Villanueva
  9. Pauwi Na by Paolo Villaluna
  10. Salvage by Sherad Anthony Sanchez
  11. Star Na si Van Damme Stallone by Randolph Longjas
  12. Triptiko by Miguel Franco Michelena​

PPP is a partnership between FDCP and all cinema chains in the Philippines.

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino bares 12 finalists for Aug 16-22 nationwide run

The 12 finalists of the first Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino were revealed by the Film Development Council of the Philippines through a press conference over lunch today at Sequioa Hotel.

These local films will be shown in all theaters nationwide from August 16-22.

  1. 100 Tula para kay Stella by Jason Paul Laxamana
  2. Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B by Prime Cruz
  3. AWOL by Enzo Williams
  4. Bar Boys by Kip Oebanda
  5. Birdshot by Mikhail Red
  6. Hamog by Ralston Jover
  7. Paglipay by Zig Dulay
  8. Patay Na si Hesus by Victor Villanueva
  9. Pauwi Na by Paolo Villaluna
  10. Salvage by Sherad Anthony Sanchez
  11. Star Na si Van Damme Stallone by Randolph Longjas
  12. Triptiko by Miguel Franco Michelena​

The selection committee is composed of FDCP CEO & Chair Liza Diño-Seguerra, screenwriter Ricky Lee, Erik Matti, director Jose Javier Reyes, DOP Lee Briones-Meily, Central Digital Lab CEO & President Manet A. Dayrit, film critic Oggs Cruz, and actress Iza Calzado.

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino is a nationwide celebration of Philippine cinema in line with the Buwan ng Wika which will be shown in some 790 cinemas from all over the country.

QCinema 2017 reveals eight QC Shorts finalists

Here are the eight shorts films competing under the QC Shorts Competition of the 5th QCinema International Film Festival.

  • Anya Iti Nagan Mo? (What is Your Name?) by Ice Idanan
  • Astri Aka Tambulah (Astri and Tambulah) by Xeph Suarez
  • Babylon by Keith Deligero
  • Kun’diman by Phyllis Grae Grande
  • Link by Mike Esteves
  • Love Bites by Carl Joseph Papa
  • Pixel Paranoia by Epoy Deyto
  • Sa Ngitngit Nga Kinailadman (From the Dark Depths) by Kiri Dalena

Each short will receive a film production grant of P100,000 and will be eligible to compete for the Pylon Awards with cash prizes at stake.

Read More: QCinema 2017 Full-Length Feature Finalists

QCinema was created by the Quezon City Film Development Commission (QCFDC) organized by Quezon City Mayor Herbert. QCinema 2017 will run from October 19 to 28, 2017 in select cinemas.

GUIDE: French Film Festival 2017

The 22nd French Film Festival rolls the red carpet for French-Philippine film exchange
For the 22nd year, the Embassy of France to the Philippines, Institut Français, the Alliance française de Manille and de Cebu, and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, in cooperation with the Ayala Malls Cinemas, Ayala Malls, Central Square, Circuit Makati and SSI Group, Inc. roll out the red carpet once more for the French Film Festival in Manila.

Here are the complete screening schedules:

Each year, over 15,000 moviegoers are treated to critically-acclaimed feature films that provide a mirror into French society. From June 9 to 17 at the Ayala Malls Cinemas in Greenbelt 3 and the BHS Central Square Cinemas, the 22nd French Film Festival continues this tradition by offering 13 French films that will immerse Filipinos in a different form of storytelling that portrays French values, culture, and language.

It is for this reason that the French Film Festival remains one of the year’s most anticipated events of “PhilFrance : Feel French !”, a year-long festival launched by the French Embassy last January to celebrate the 70th year anniversary of French-Philippine diplomatic relations. The spirit of “PhilFrance : Feel French !” is to give Filipinos the opportunity to “feel France” in various aspects of everyday life, including arts, culture and of course, film and at the same time, celebrate the growing and diversifying partnership between France and the Philippines in all sectors.

To mark this long-standing friendship, the French Film Festival will also pay homage to Filipino films that have been selected at the Cannes Film Festival, which also celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2017. On June 12, Independence Day, the following films will be screened at the French Film Festival: Nakaw, directed by Noel Escondo and Arvin Belarmino (Short Film Corner, 2017); Ma’ Rosa, directed by Brillante Mendoza (Main Competition, Best Actress Award, 2016); On the Job, directed by Erik Matti (Director’s Fortnight, 2013); and Anino by Raymond Red (Short Film Corner, Palme d’Or for Best Short Film, 2000).

For the first time ever, the French Film Festival will dedicate one weekend for “plein air” free public outdoor screenings at Circuit Makati on June 17 and 18, 2017.
Similar to last year, tickets for screenings at the cinemas of Greenbelt 3 and Bonifacio High Street are priced at 100 and may be purchased at the ticket counter or online via http://www.sureseats.com.

A bright future for French-Philippine exchanges in film
Bilateral cooperation between France and the Philippines continues to grow at a significant pace.

In recognition of 70 years of diplomatic relations between France and the Philippines and his achievements in film, Brillante Mendoza has been invited by Institut Français as the “parrain” (godfather) of the La Fabrique Cinéma, a mentorship program for 10 up-and-coming filmmakers and producers from emerging economies.

Conscious of the cinematic achievements of Brillante Mendoza, who received the Cannes Best Director Award in 2009 for Kinatay and the Cannes Best Actress Award for Jaclyn Jose’s role in his 2016 film, Ma’ Rosa, the French government formally recognized him as Chevalier (Knight) in the French Order of Arts and Letters in 2013.

This year, the Cannes Film Festival once again served as a venue for institutional exchanges between French and Philippine film agencies. Film Development Council of the Philippines Chairperson Liza Diño discussed ways to intensify cooperation and exchange with the FDCP’s French counterpart, the Centre national du cinema et de l’image animée (CNC) and Unifrance, the French agency responsible for the promotion of French films worldwide. The meetings aimed to encourage French-Philippine co-productions.

Since director Raymond Red received the Palme d’Or for his short film, Anino, in 2000, Filipino films have consistently been featured at the Cannes Film Festival, whose primary aim is to provide a venue to promote cultural diversity through film. While the likes of Brillante Mendoza and Lav Diaz are regulars at Cannes, this year’s festival featured a new generation of Filipino filmmakers. Director Carlo Manatad, who was a participant at last year’s La Fabrique Cinéma, presented his short film Jodilerks: Employee of the Month starring Angeli Bayani at the Semaine de la Critique, while Arvin Belarmino and Noel Escondo screened Nakaw at the Short Films Corner.

These filmmakers represent the bright future ahead for Philippine cinema, and through continued bilateral exchanges in the audiovisual field, France reiterates its commitment to contribute to this booming sector in the country.

The 22nd French Film Festival in Manila is presented by the Embassy of France to the Philippines, Institut Français, the Alliance française de Manille and de Cebu, and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, in cooperation with the Ayala Malls Cinemas, Ayala Malls, Central Square, Circuit Makati, and the SSI Group, Inc., and with the support of Peugeot Philippines, Delsey, Marithé François Girbaud, Paris Delice, Le Cellier, Don Papa, Monin, ThinkBIT, Cignal, and media partners Expat Newspaper, the ABS-CBN News Channel, Rogue Media, L’Officiel Manila, Art Plus Magazine, and Manilascope.

For the film line-up and screening schedule, visit http://www.facebook.com/FrenchEmbassyManila and http://www.ph.ambafrance.org. Share your French Film Festival story on social media using the hashtag #FrenchFilmFest22 and #PhilFrance70.

PhilFrance : Feel French ! celebrates 70 years of Franco-Philippine friendship

The French Film Festival is part of “PhilFrance : Feel French !”, a festival to celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and the Philippines this year. Throughout 2017, the Embassy of France to the Philippines, together with its partners, will organize a series of events that will give the Filipino public an opportunity to “feel France” in everyday life. The line-up includes the following events, among others:

  • Fête de la Musique (June 17 at the A-Venue Mall Parking Lot and June 23 at Puerto Real in Intramuros, Manila)
  • Ravel Unraveled French Classical Music Concert (June 22 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines)
  • Tour de Manille, a cycling event that coincides with the Tour de France (July 9 at North Park, SM by the BAY)
  • Bon Appétit: A French food market in Manila (September 22 to 24 at Central Square, Bonifacio High Street)
  • A job fair and employability forum for the underprivileged youth (September)
  • French volunteerism day (October)
  • A series of conferences on architecture and urbanism, agriculture and social sciences
  • Networking events, business meetings and start-up programs involving the French business community

For more information on “PhilFrance : Feel French !”, visit http://ph.ambafrance-ph.org.

This sem’s Likha Adarna, Black Beret filmfests set on May 16, 18 at UP Cine Adarna

Don’t miss out on the thesis films and student productions in this semester’s edition of the University of the Philippines Film Institute’s Student Film Festivals this May 16 and 18 at the Cine Adarna at UP Diliman. The event is free admission and open to the public.

  • May 16 (Tue) • 9AM onwards — Likha Adarna
  • May 18 (Thu) • 1PM onwards — Black Beret Competition

Likha Adarna is on May 16, Tuesday, from 9 AM onwards. Film screenings are each followed with thesis defense of undergraduate students. Black Beret, which will feature screening of directing films is on May 18, Thursday, from 1 PM onwards.

Official lineup of Likha Adarna entries:

  1. “Duyan ng Alon” ni Katrina May Banaag
  2. “Siyanan” ni Summer Bastian
  3. “Sa Loob ng Bahay ni Mama” ni Julienne Calugcug
  4. “Sa Saiyang Isla” ni Christian Candelaria
  5. “Huli” ni Alix Danielle Duplito
  6. “Swapang” ni Marika Daphne Esplana
  7. “Okay Lang Ako” ni Irene Grace Francisco”
  8. “Strings and Bridges” ni Nicolette Marcelo
  9. “Nung Nawala ang Aso Ko” ni Margarita Mina
  10. “Ang Karinderya ni Lisa” ni NJ Nuñez
  11. “Mark & Lenny” ni Giano Rey Potes
  12. “Mga Paruparong Liwayway” ni David Quiambao
  13. “Love is a Promise” ni Katherine Tayamora
  14. “Biyaya” ni Rod Tumbaga

GUIDE: Argentine Film Festival 2017

The 3rd Argentine Film Festival will run from May 11 to 14 at Cinema 4, Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall in Mandaluyong City.

Admission

Admission is free with seats on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a dedicated lane beside the ticket booth for the tickets which will be distributed 30 minutes before every screening. A special lane beside the cinema entrance will be provided for Senior Citizens, pregnant women and PWDs.

Screening Schedule

Featured Films

A tribute to friendship, love, and humor, Papers in the wind (Papeles en el viento) follows three long-time friends—Fernando, Mauricio and El Ruso—who are recovering from the loss of their comrade, El Mono, while trying to figure out how to take care of the daughter he left behind. Securing her future won’t be easy seeing as there isn’t a single peso left in El Mono’s bank account. The three friends then try to recover his biggest investment—a young soccer player who was being groomed for football stardom, but can’t even score a goal.

Underdogs (Metegol) is an animated film with a whole lot of heart, laughter, and a bit of magic. Amadeo is a shy but talented foosball player and when the characters from his favorite foosball game magically come to life, they embark on a wild adventure and confront the most fearsome of rivals on a pitch.

Meanwhile, Goals for girls: a story of women with balls (Mujeres con pelotas) is a documentary that investigates the neglected world of women’s football in Argentina. Here, women players reveal how prejudice, and complete abandonment by local authorities, conspire against a sport that has grown worldwide. These women play and fight on and off the field to ensure that the words of the FIFA president would come true: “The future of football belongs to women.”

In Easy ball (Hijos nuestros), Hugo, who was once a professional soccer player, now lives a dull life as an overweight cab driver in Buenos Aires. But when Silvia and her son Julian hop into his cab one day, Hugo’s luck suddenly changes. He doesn’t know it yet, but life may be giving him a second chance.

Speaking of second chances, Patón Bonassiolle, 35 years of age and captain of a local football club, realizes that his career is nearing its end without him even achieving fame and fortune. In The Five (El 5 de los Talleres), Patón will embark in a journey to fulfill a new purpose in life.

Finally, the documentary Argentina and its football industry (Argentina y su fábrica de fútbol) deals with the world of children and their early hard work before joining professional football teams.