MOVIE REVIEWS: CineFilipino Film Festival 2018 (Part 1)

Here’s the first part of our festival report on CineFilipino Film Festival 2018 in which we cover Delia & Sammy, Hitboy, Mata Tapang, and Mga Mister ni Rosario. The 3rd CineFilipino runs from May 9 to 15 at select cinemas in Metro Manila. READ MORE: Guide to CineFilipino Film Festival 2018 DELIA & SAMMY ThereseContinue reading “MOVIE REVIEWS: CineFilipino Film Festival 2018 (Part 1)”

LIST: Winners, CineFilipino Film Festival 2018

The winners of CineFilipino Film Festival 2018 were announced May 12 at the KIA Theatre in Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City. (READ: Guide to CineFilipino 2018) Here is the full list of CineFilipino 2018 winners: CineFilipino 2018 Best Film: The Eternity Between Seconds 2nd Best Film: Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus​ 3rd Best Film: Delia & Sammy​ Best Direction: AlecContinue reading “LIST: Winners, CineFilipino Film Festival 2018”

GUIDE: CineFilipino Film Festival 2018

Now on its 3rd edition, CineFilipino Film Festival will run from May 9-15 at select cinemas: Gateway, Greenbelt 1, SM Fairview, SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Manila, SM Mall of Asia, SM Southmall. Screening Schedules For a printable version of the screening schedules for your plotting convenience, download here. SHORT FILM — STUDENT CATEGORYContinue reading “GUIDE: CineFilipino Film Festival 2018”

CineFilipino 2018 bares eight full-length finalists

The finalists for CineFilipino Film Festival 2018 Feature-Length Category were announced August 17 during a press conference at Lazat Restaurant, Tomas Morato, Quezon City. The following feature films will compete under Feature-Length Category: • Delia & Sammy by Therese Cayaba • Mata Tapang by Rod Marmol • The Eternity Between Seconds by Alec Figuracion • Excuse Me Po byContinue reading “CineFilipino 2018 bares eight full-length finalists”

CineFilipino Film Festival 2017 to run November

CineFilipino Film Festival 2017 promises to continue churning out a trove of “stories worth watching, and stories worth celebrating.” Organizers confirmed that exceptional stories would continue to be the top priority in the three categories – feature length, short films (student and open categories) and digital content. The third CineFilipino will run this November 2017.Continue reading “CineFilipino Film Festival 2017 to run November”

Award-winning film ‘Sakaling Hindi Makarating’ to have nationwide release in February

Audience-favorite and acclaimed Filipino indie film “Sakaling Hindi Makarating” will have a nationwide release on February 1, 2017. “Sakaling Hindi Makarating” (In Case They Don’t Arrive) tells the story of a young woman named Cielo (Alessandra De Rossi) who is devastated when her boyfriend of 11 years breaks off their engagement two months before their wedding.Continue reading “Award-winning film ‘Sakaling Hindi Makarating’ to have nationwide release in February”

MOVIE REVIEW: Punla (2016, CineFilipino)

“Punla” Review Written and Directed by Kenneth Mandrilla Cinefilipino Film Festival 2016 Bugoy and Mikko are two friends who barely have any similarities between them; Mikko is chubby and clumsy, while Bugoy is slender and agile. Despite their differences, the two friends make things work and make sure to meet in their favorite playground everyContinue reading “MOVIE REVIEW: Punla (2016, CineFilipino)”

MOVIE REVIEW: Aki (2016, CineFilipino)

“Aki” Review Written and Directed by Rommel Tolentino Cinefilipino Film Festival 2016 Aki (Japanese for autumn) is gone. Her mourning lover, Haruo, wanders around Japan trying to cope with her loss. And then it all goes black. In the Philippines, a woman named Myla is brutally raped by her own husband. She eventually dies but miraculouslyContinue reading “MOVIE REVIEW: Aki (2016, CineFilipino)”

MOVIE REVIEW: XXX (2016, CineFilipino)

“XXX” Review Written and Directed by Allison Barretto CineFilipino Film Festival 2016 XXX relays the story of Lucia Versoza, a seamstress from Angeles City, Pampanga. Working her way to the top of the regional beauty pageants, she simultaneously calls attention to her own dress shop by showcasing the gowns she makes for herself. What makesContinue reading “MOVIE REVIEW: XXX (2016, CineFilipino)”

MOVIE REVIEW: Chicboy (2016, CineFilipino)

“Chicboy” Review Directed by Jasper Ramon Tulabot Written by Jasper Ramon Tulabot and Rona Mae Lallana Cinefilipino Film Festival 2016 A man wakes up hung over and goes straight to the loo to relieve himself. When he comes out, he sees a beautiful woman he doesn’t recognize in bed, implying that they shared an intimate momentContinue reading “MOVIE REVIEW: Chicboy (2016, CineFilipino)”