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

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.

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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


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 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.

GUIDE: Swiss Film Festival 2017

The first Swiss Film Festival will run on April 28-30, 2017 and May 5-7, 2017 at Cinema 4 of Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall in Mandaluyong City. The event is open to the public. Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Featuring the following films:

  • Heidi (2015)
  • Rascals on the Road (2005)
  • Vitus (2006)

Screening Schedules

Heidi (2015)

Based on the biggest bestselling Swiss novel written in the 1880’s by Johanna Spyri, Heidi is the classic story about a young orphan girl living with her grandfather Alm in the Alps. Heidi’s Aunt Dete then whisks her away to Frankfurt to live in an upper-class household and serve as the companion of the wheelchair-bound child Klara. A fish out of water in a strange new city, Heidi becomes lonesome and falls ill with homesickness leading her to go back home to the mountains. Klara then visits Heidi one Summer which causes Heidi’s friend Peter to become terribly jealous.

Rascals on the Road (2005)

Mein Name ist Eugen also known as Rascals on the Road is another film based on a popular 1955 children’s book by Swiss author Klaus Schädelin. It’s the story of four little rascals told through the eyes of 12-year old Eugen. Eugen and his three friends go on a quest to follow the footsteps of “the biggest rascal of all time” Fritzli Bühler and to search for long lost treasure. Their sudden disappearance leads their parents to follow them and as the boys continue their rambunctious journey to Zurich, they begin to doubt if Fritzli Bühler even exists at all.

Vitus (2006)

Vitus is a 12-year old piano prodigy whose parents, though they mean well, suffocate him with their big and ambitious dreams for him. All Vitus wants is to live a life like an ordinary kid, so he decides to rebel and chase his own dreams instead with the help of his eccentric grandfather who loves flying.

Cinema One Originals 2017 finalists announced

Cinema One Originals Festival 2017 finalists for the narrative and documentary categories have been announced by Festival Head Ronald Arguelles on a photo posted on his Facebook account.

Each of the following feature narratives will receive P3-M production grant: copied from Cinema Bravo

  1. Nay by Kip Oebanda
  2. Changing Partners by Dan Villegas
  3. Historiographika Errata by Richard Somes
  4. Si Chedeng, Si Apple at si Louie Vuitton by Fatrick Tabada & Rae Red
  5. Throwback Today by Joseph Teoxon
  6. Nervous Translation by Shireen Seno
  7. Paki by Giancarlo Abrahan

Each of the following documentaries will receive P1.5-M production grant: copied from Cinema Bravo

  1. Architecture of Belief: A story of John S. Captain by Jet Leyco & Camille Aragona
  2. Bundok Banahaw, Sacred and Profane (For the Benefit of the Doubt) by Dempster Samarista
  3. Horror House: A Visit to the Red House by Phyllis Grae Grande

Now on its 13th year, Cinema One Originals Festival will run from November 12 to 21.

GUIDE: Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival 2017

The third Sinag Maynila Film Festival will run from March 9 to 14 at the following cinemas: SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, Glorietta 4, Gateway Mall. Copied from Cinema Bravo

The invitational opening ceremonies will be held on March 9 at Sky Park, SM Aura Premiere. Awards night is on March 12 at Samsung Hall.

Screening Schedules


The local film festival’s new tagline “Sine Lokal, Pang-lnternasyonal” lives up to its core as the roster of finalists handpicked by Sinag Maynila CEO and Founder Wilson Tieng and world-renowned and internationally acclaimed film director Brillante Ma Mendoza have been announced. “The upgraded mechanics for this season may have been a risky move, but we are very happy with the outcome,” says Tieng. “We are looking forward to the reception of these films here and of course, internationally.” Copied from Cinema Bravo

With the tremendous success of Sinag Maynila’s debut in March 2015, more talented filmmakers took their chance in getting a nod to be part of the competing roster as it has been closely associated with the opportunity for international recognition. This year’s categories include Full Length, Short Film, and Documentary.


FULL-LENGTH FEATURES Copied from Cinema Bravo

1. “KRISTO” by HF Yambao

The story delves into what is supposed to be a victorious day for Boy whose first born; Jemjem, graduated from elementary with honors. Throughout the story, bits and pieces of fighting against oppression of losing his main livelihood as a vendor, of fighting for his winnings in a bet to game fowls, fighting for his honor as a family man, and eventually fighting for his own life against fate will be revealed. “KRISTO” stars Angela Cortez, Julio Diaz, Kristoffer King.

2. “BEYOND THE BLOCK” by Ricardo Carranza

Spanning fifty years and charting a path across three continents, “Beyond the block” weaves a thoughtful, personal account of Hip Hop Dance in the Philippines. From the sensational TV program of “Penthouse 7” in the 70s to the cult classic “Dance 10” in the 80s to the struggles of Filipino contingents in today s biggest international dance competitions, the film lovingly showcases the special place of dance in every Filipino life.

3. “LADYFISH” by Jason Orfalas

Expelled from her nine-year occupation in the call center industry and discriminated upon because of her homosexuality, Kaye Cienfuegos, struggles to make ends meet. Her search for p lace and identity is cut short when her best friend Bonn appears on her front door with her adopted Swedish son Bjorn, and together they face obstacles to provide for their basic needs and rights in a society where a fair chance is out of reach. “LADYFISH” stars JC Santos, Martin Escudero, Brenda Mage, Ruby Ruiz.

4. “BHOY INSTIK” by Joel Lamangan

Two small-time felons’ paths crossed, starting a petty mutual disdain for a competitor in their illegal business: BHOY INTSIK and MARLON, the key personalities in the community of the living-dead. “BHOY INTSIK” stars RS Francisco, Ronwaldo Martin, Elora Espano, Jim Pebanco, Tony Mabesa, Jeric Raval.


5. TU PUG IMATUY (The Right To Kill) by Arnel Barbarona

In an indigenous community in Mindanao, the couple Dawin and Ibunay raise their three children amidst the threat of a mining company.

When their youngest child dies from illness and gets buried, the family later encountered soldiers assigned to protect the mining firm from guerrilla rebels. The soldiers instead turned their attention on the couple. Their harvest gets thrown away, and Ibunay gets raped. Both were forced to guide the soldiers in their search of the rebels.

The search leads them to the community school where the soldiers held the teacher and the children. Ibunay manages to help them escaped but this enraged the soldiers and they vent their anger on Dawin. Ibunay’s recourse in this course of events is to fight for her dignity and for the survival of her family and her tribe from the abuses of the military.

“Tu Pug Imatuy” is the indigenous Manobo term for “The Right to Kill”.  The movie is inspired by actual events in Mindanao where indigenous peoples have been subjected to abuse and attacks in the course of the government forces counter-insurgency campaign.

Starring Jong Monzon, Obunay Sulatan, Jillian Khayle Barbarona, Henyo Ehem.

SHORT FILMS Copied from Cinema Bravo

1. “I Am Jupiter, I am the Biggest Planet” by Matthew Victor Pastor

Silence in the red light district of Manila.

2. “Ang Langit, Burger at ang Universe” by Emmanuel Escalona Jr.

It took burgers and one girl for a man to discover his place in the universe.

3. “Aliens Ata” by Karl Glenn Barit

Two brothers deal with the sudden loss of their father and an eventual separation from their overseas-Filipino-worker mother. Some things are hard to grasp that’s why they look to the sky for answers. Could it be aliens?

4. “Ang Hindi Ko Masambit” by JoseMaria Javier Manoos

A deaf kid who dreams of going to school faces a series of rejection from his mother because of an unprecedented past.

5. “Tulay Buhay” by Paul Arrenze Dionela

In the streets of Manila, the homeless stuggle to live. Some fool others; others don’t want to be fooled and some immitate some in order to survive.

DOCUMENTARIESCopied from Cinema Bravo

1 . “Hango” by Avelino Mark Balmes Jr.

Follows the story of a grandfather and his grandchild who works as fishermen in Bacoor, Cavite.

2. “Kupkop” by Jaynus Olaivar

A documentary that revolves around the life of 3 kids with cerebral palsy, who were aboned by their parents due to their condition. They were able to find love and affection from people who, may not be their kin1 show compassion without any form of compensation.

3. “The Recycled Spirits of Roel Cabato” by Noah Del Rosario

Meet Roel Cabato: an llocano-lfugao artist and environmentalist from Baguio City, who spends his time creating artworks from whatever he can find in his home/art space called Hanan’chi (Aninito Art Space and Cafe). His works represent his spiritual connection with Ifugao culture as well as his advocacy for environmentalism and recycling.

4. “Pagrara Sang Patipuron (Weaving a Circle)” by Jean Clare Dy, Manuel Domes

Pagrara San Patipuron follows a group of indigenous Aeta women weaving artists in Nagpana, a sitio up in the mountains of Barotac Viejo, Iloilo. The film explores their artistic processes and products, reflecting negotiations between tradition and modernity. With the help of two your artist entrepreneurs in the community, the women were empowered to explore their artistic imagination and extend the limits of the design process in the hope of transcending their present realities.

5. “Krudo Boys” by Mirielle De Lara, Angelica Domingo, Dannieleth Julapong, Maria Agnes Malvar, Bea San Juan, Nathaniel Santiago

Renato together with his brother Alyo, are two of the few men who call themselves “Krudo Boys”. They scavenge for spilling crude oils coming from ships in Navatos City using only their worn-out boat and a piece of foam then selling it to the consumers. With this kind of grueling labor, they strive to work hard in order for them to provide food and shelter for their family.

2017 TOFARM filmfest, songwriting tilt finalists announced

TOFARM ushers 2017 with two grand events that celebrate the lives of farmers in a non-conventional yet highly artistic way.

The 2nd TOFARM Film Festival is set to light up the silver screen once more with a new batch of entries. Following its successful debut in July 2016, this year’s edition of the TOFARM Film Festival promises to be another bountiful harvest of cinematic excellence.

The following are the finalists of TOFARM Film Festival 2017:

BAKLAD by Topel Lee
HIGH TIDE by Tara Illenberger
INSTALADO by Jason Paul Laxamana
KAMUNGGAY by Vic Acedillo Jr
SINANDOMENG by Byron Bryant

A seventh entry is likely to be added once the selection committee has finalized this inclusion.

“We were overwhelmed with the turnout of last year’s festival,” says Festival Director Maryo J. De Los Reyes. “The festival was warmly received by the movie industry, and a lot of independent producers and directors expressed their interest to join this year.”

He also notes that the number of script submitted doubled this year.

“This only proves that filmmakers are tremendously interested to participate in a festival that revolves around the farming industry and, at the same time, provides a venue for them to showcase their craft,” adds the award-winning television and film director.

With this year’s theme “Planting the Seeds of Change,” a total of six films were chosen to be this year’s official entries.

Music from the Farm

In addition to the film festival, TOFARM also announces the list of entries that qualified for the first ever TOFARM Songwriting Competition.

Launched in May 2016, the competition is open to both amateur and professional songwriters whose task is to come up with an original composition about agriculture, with the central theme “Planting the Seeds of Change.”

Noted musical director Ria Villena-Osorio is at the helm of the competition, together with the selection panel composed of Josefino Chino Toledo, Luchie Roque, Olivier Ochanine and Jed Balsamo.

“I am excited to work on this new project under TOFARM. This is the first time I will be heading a competition that celebrates farmers and farming,” Osorio enthuses.

Again with this year’s theme “Planting the Seeds of Change,” a total of ten songs were chosen to be this year’s official entries.

The finals night is slated on April 9 at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura Premier.

A Patron of the Arts

Both TOFARM Film Festival and Songwriting Competition are under the patronage of Dr. Milagros O. How, TOFARM Chief Advocate and Executive Vice-President of Universal Harvester, Inc. Her vision is to give due recognition to the selfless contribution of farmers to the nation.

“Our farmers have been diligently working in the field to make sure we all have food on our tables. It is high time that we celebrate their hard work through popular media so that more people can appreciate their valuable roles in our lives,” explains Dr. How.

Aside from these undertakings, TOFARM is also behind the Search and Award for Outstanding Farmers of the Philippines, an internationally acclaied award-giving body that recognizes the achievements of farmers, fisherfolk, livestock raisers, cooperatives, and local government units in the advancement of the agricultural sector.

“We are greatly indebted to our farmers, and we at TOFARM can only do so much to make them feel that all their efforts are sincerely appreciated,” says Dr. How.

GUIDE: Spring Film Festival 2017

The 11th Spring Film Festival will run from January 25 to 29 at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, EDSA cor. Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.


Admission is FREE on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a dedicated queue beside the ticket booth of the cineplex for the event. Tickets are distributed for each film 30 minutes before every screening. No reservation is needed.

A separate queue will be provided to the Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

Screening Schedules

Schedules are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the cinema on the day of visit.


Featured Films

Six films are featured in this year’s Spring Film Festival. Read on for their synopses and trailers.


A Complicated Story

A young woman who has been hired to be a surrogate mother is kept in a private apartment with an assistant in order to keep the parents’ identities secret. When the contract is terminated abruptly, she must make several life-altering decisions.

Book of Love / Finding Mr. Right 2

Through happenstance, a gambler in Macau and a real estate agent in California begin exchanging letters.

Everybody’s Fine

Guan goes to visit all four of his children when they cancel their yearly visit.


The reporter, the police and the thief must work together to find the valuable ancient artifact, “Horseplay”.

Red Amnesia

A widow cares for her grown sons and elderly mother, despite their efforts to get her to stop.

Wolf Totem

During China’s Cultural Revolution, a young urban student is sent to live with Mongolian herders, where he adopts a wolf cub.

Other Activities

Jan 25 • Gala Night at the Shangri-La Atrium
Jan 25-31 • Chinese Painting Exhibit
Jan 28 • Chinese Music Concert
Jan 29 • Chinese Pastel Painting Workshop

This event is made presented by Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies, together with Film Development Council of the Philippines and Credit Suisse, and with the Cooperation of Ateneo Celadon and Shangri-La Plaza.

Indie fans, watch best Filipino films at just P150 this December

It’s a treat for movie lovers who want to watch the best Filipino films of 2015-2016! Cinema ’76 presents Inquirer’s Indie Bravo! Film Festival from December 9 to 24 where it showcases some of the awarded local movies of the past two years.

Experience watching critically acclaimed titles on the comfort of couch seats with throw pillows in a cozy home setup at just PHP 150 each (except for the 8-hour Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis which is at PHP 300). There will also be two special holiday morning screenings of Patintero: Ang Alamat ni Meng Patalo this weekend.

Online reservation can be done through this link:

Cinema ’76 is located at 160 Luna Mencias St. Brgy. Addition Hills, San Juan (Map: For more information, call (02) 3981939 or e-mail at

Week 1 Movie Lineup

Here is the lineup of the movies on Week 1 (December 9 – 15). See the screening schedules below.

  • 1st Sem by Dexter Paglinawan Hemedez and Allan Michael Ibanez
  • Ang Araw Bago ang Wakas by Lav Diaz
  • Apocalypse Child by Mario Cornejo
  • Area by Louie Ignacio
  • Bambanti by Zig Dulay
  • Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis by Lav Diaz
  • Imbisibol by Lawrence Fajardo
  • Ned’s Project by Lem Lorca
  • Pamilya Ordinaryo by Eduardo Roy Jr.
  • Sakaling Hindi Makarating by Ice Idanan
  • Taklub by Brillante Mendoza
  • The Crescent Rising by Sheron Dayoc
  • Toto by John Paul Su

1st Sem by Dexter Paglinawan Hemedez and Allan Michael Ibanez

Ang Araw Bago ang Wakas by Lav Diaz

Apocalypse Child by Mario Cornejo

Area by Louie Ignacio

Bambanti by Zig Dulay

Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis by Lav Diaz

Imbisibol by Lawrence Fajardo

Ned’s Project by Lem Lorca

Pamilya Ordinaryo by Eduardo Roy Jr.

Sakaling Hindi Makarating by Ice Idanan

Taklub by Brillante Mendoza

The Crescent Rising by Sheron Dayoc

Toto by John Paul Su

More movies are schedules for Week 2. Watch out for further announcements at Cinema 76’s Facebook Page.

GUIDE: Cinema One Originals Festival 2016

Now on its 12th year, Cinema One Originals Festival 2016 will run from November 14 to 22 at Trinoma, Gateway Cineplex, Greenhills Theater Mall, Glorietta 4, and Cinematheque Centre Manila. This year’s tagline is “Ano’ng Tingin Mo.”


Schedules are subject to change. Check on cinema schedules for confirmation.



The following 7 finalists for the full-length feature film category were each granted a P3-million seed:

  1. Lily by Keith Deligero
  2. Every Room is a Planet by Malay Javier
  3. Baka Bukas by Samantha Lee
  4. Si Magdalola at ang mga Gago by Jules Katanyag
  5. Malinak Ya Labi by Jose Abdel Langit
  6. 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten by Petersen Vargas
  7. Tisay by Alfonso Torre


The following 3 finalists for the documentary feature film category were each granted a P1.5-million seed:

  1. Diary of Vietnam Rose (People Power Bombshell) by John Torres
  2. Piding by Paolo Picones and Gym Lumbera
  3. Forbidden Memory by Teng Mangansakan


  1. Manang Biring by Carl Joseph Papa
  2. Hamog by Ralston Jover
  3. Miss Bulalacao by Ara Chawdhury
  4. Dahling Nick by Sari Dalena
  5. Mga Rebeldeng May Kaso by Raymond Red
  6. The Comeback by Ivan Payawal
  7. Bukod Kang Pinagpala by Sheron Dayoc
  8. Dayang Asu by Bor Ocampo
  9. Baka Siguro Yata by Joel Ferrer


  1. The Untamed by Amat Escalante
  2. Elle by Paul Verhoeven
  3. Neruda by Pablo Larraín
  4. I am Not Madame Bovary by Xiaogang Feng
  5. Frantz by François Ozon
  6. Graduation by Cristian Mungiu
  7. The Salesman by Ashdar Fajardi
  8. Slack Bay by Bruno Dumont
  9. It’s Only the End of the World by Xavier Dolan
  10. Embrace of the Serpent by Ciro Guerrera
  11. Swiss Army Man by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinart
  12. I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach
  13. Fuocoammare by Gianfranco Rossi
  14. De Palma by Noah Baumbach & Jake Paltrow
  15. Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond by Pierre Filmon
  16. The Wailing by Na Hong-Jin
  17. Goodnight Mommy by Veronica Franz & Severin Fiala
  18. The Witch by Robert Eggers
  19. Creepy by Kiyoshi Kurosawa


  1. Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos by Mario O’Hara
  2. Nagalit ang Buwan sa Haba ng Gabi by Danny Zialcita
  3. Cain at Abel by Lino Brocka
  4. Pagdating sa Dulo by Ishmael Bernal


  1. Ang Babaeng Humayo by Lav Diaz
  2. Salvage by Sherad Sanchez