GUIDE: 13th Int’l Silent Film Festival Manila runs Aug 30-Sep 1

Now on its 13th year, the International Silent Film Festival in Manila runs over the weekend of August 30 to September 1 at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura Premier. Admission to all screenings is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. Who says silent films are boring? CertainlyContinue reading “GUIDE: 13th Int’l Silent Film Festival Manila runs Aug 30-Sep 1”

QCinema Film Festival 2019 announces six short film entries

The QCinema Film Festival (QCinema) prepares for another year of showcasing Filipino talent, announcing its new set of grantees. Running from October 13-22, 2019, QCinema has chosen six short films from emerging local filmmakers for its QCShorts Competition. QCinema has grown to become one of the most anticipated film festivals in the country. Now onContinue reading “QCinema Film Festival 2019 announces six short film entries”

GUIDE: Cinema One Originals Festival 2018

The 14th annual Cinema One Originals Festival runs October 12-21 with the tagline “I Am Original.” Venues Trinoma in Quezon City Glorietta in Makati Gateway Cineplex in Araneta, Cubao Powerplant Cinema in Rockwell, Makati Powerplant Cinema in Santolan Town Plaza SM Megamall in Mandaluyong SM North EDSA in Quezon City SM Sta. Mesa in ManilaContinue reading “GUIDE: Cinema One Originals Festival 2018”

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”

Cinemalaya announces 2018 short film finalists; grand prize winner gets P150k

Cinemalaya Foundation Inc. has announced the Short Film Category finalists of the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2018. The 10 finalists are the following: Logro by Kani Villaflor Si Astri Maka Si Tambulah by Xeph Suarez Babylon by Keith Deligero Jodilerks Dela Cruz, Employee of the Month by Carlo Francisco Manatad Sa Saíyang Islá (InContinue reading “Cinemalaya announces 2018 short film finalists; grand prize winner gets P150k”

GUIDE: Cine Latino 2017: The 1st Latin American Film Festival

Cine Latino: The 1st Latin American Film Festival runs on December 6-10 at Shang Cineplex Cinema 4, Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong. The event features a wide selection of films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Venezuela. Admission Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are distributed 30 minutes before every screening time. Screening SchedulesContinue reading “GUIDE: Cine Latino 2017: The 1st Latin American Film Festival”

Elizabeth Oropesa, Lotlot de Leon topbill Adolf Alix Jr.’s ‘Mrs.’

In “Mrs.”, 70-year-old Virginia (Elizabeth Oropesa) shares the old ancestral house with Delia (Lotlot de Leon), her ever-loyal maid. Delia is marrying her long-time boyfriend, Rene, and tearfully confides to Virginia that she wants to go home to her parents in the province to start a new family life with him. Haunted by a pastContinue reading “Elizabeth Oropesa, Lotlot de Leon topbill Adolf Alix Jr.’s ‘Mrs.’”

Aljur Abrenica, Alvin Anson star in Ato Bautista’s ‘Expressway’

A syndicate old-timer named Ben (Alvin Anson) needs to do one last assignment before the boss he works for grants him his much delayed retirement. Assigned to be his partner is the neophyte Morris (Aljur Abrenica), a trigger-happy, sadist who yearns to impress the syndicate boss. For Ben, this last assignment turns out to be aContinue reading “Aljur Abrenica, Alvin Anson star in Ato Bautista’s ‘Expressway’”

Mara Lopez plays battered wife in Jay Altarejos’ ‘T.P.O.’

T.P.O. tells the story of Miguel (Oliver Aquino), an abusive husband to TERESA, a former town-beauty queen (Mara Lopez).  They have an eight-year old son, JR (Micko Laurente).  Their small family lives with Miguel’s parents (Menggie Cobarrubias and Dexter Doria). The family is shattered by the vicious cycle of domestic abuse. After a night of beating,  Teresa,Continue reading “Mara Lopez plays battered wife in Jay Altarejos’ ‘T.P.O.’”

GUIDE: Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival 2016

Now in its second year, Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival 2016 will run from April 21 to 26 at the following cinemas: SM North Edsa, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura, and SM Manila.  Join the Facebook event here. Screening Schedules OPENING FILM: The festival will have its opening ceremony at the Samsung Hall ofContinue reading “GUIDE: Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival 2016”