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The Philippine Film Festival Circuit: A list as of 2008

Film festivals celebrate both local and international films of various genres for the diverse Filipino audience. Some of the most noted film festivals that cinephiles, students, and even the general viewers and future film enthusiasts could check out the whole year round include: Cinemanila International Film Festival  Cinemanila is an annual film festival focusing on the cinema of the Philippines as well as Southeast Asian cinema. Among the world community of film festivals, it has gained respectability with its programming of independent Asian

The Future of Film through IMAX and Digital Cinemas: A sneak peek at James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ and looking into the current digital cinemas in the Philippines

Experiencing “Avatar” is seeing the future of film technology right before my very eyes. The realms of CGI and 3D technology on this age of filmmaking are definitely starting to write their own history already. From the initial experimentations to the developing of the medium to the hype of the format, both the filming process and the theatrical playing field prove that the evolution of cinema technology is really revolutionizing our film experiences in various levels. Gone were the days when imagination

Philippines-Japan Friendship Month opens with Eiga Sai — The Japanese Film Festival

In celebration of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month, the Japanese Foundation, Manila, in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan, Shangrila-La Plaza Mall, University of the Philippines Film Institute, Film Development Council of the Philippines, ClickTheCity.com, and NET 25 TV, hosts the much-awaited screenings of critically acclaimed Japanese films at the annual Eiga Sai — The Japanese Film Festival. This year, the festival kicks off at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 4 from July 5 to 15, 2012. The festival will also have runs

SM holds the Philippines’ 1st CINEXPO

The 1st CINEXPO held last Feb. 17 to 18, 2009 at the SMX Convention Center brought together movie industry companies, media partners, ad agencies, film professionals, and student organizations for the first ever cinema convention in the Philippines. The event opened the door to the discussion of the latest cinema trends and issues, networking and partnerships, and exhibition of films, various media products, and services. The CINEXPO featured the latest technological advances and the changingcurrents in cinema where film producers, production

Cine Europa 16 promotes stronger European-Filipino ties

Now on its 16th edition, the annual Cine Europa Film Festival, once again, opens its doors to free public screenings of compelling European film titles for Filipinos. This year, the festival partners with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and the Independent Filmmakers' Cooperative (IFC) to create a more expansive cinema program for its ever-increasing audience. This two-month celebration of film and culture happens from September to October 2013 across the Philippines. It features 21 European films from 18

Japanese Film Festival Eiga Sai opens on July 8, 2008

In celebration of Philippines - Japan Friendship Month, the Japan Foundation, Manila, in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan, the Shangri-La Plaza Mall, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and the UP Film Institute presents a glimpse of the Japanese culture in Eiga Sai '08. This year's offering brings together 5 contemporary, 1 classical and 2 animae/manga films in 35mm format for Japanese film enthusiasts and the general public. An invitational screening of "We Shall Overcome Someday" (Pacchigi) by director Kazuyuki

Indie films make their mark at Cinemalaya Cinco

Now on its fifth year and billed as “Cinemalaya Cinco,” the 2009 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival was aptly tagged as the “big, small film festival” – conveying its valuable impact as a major event in the local independent film industry. It featured around 170 indie films on its festival season at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) from July 17 to 26, 2009. Cinemalaya just wrapped up at CCP, but it’s not really the end. It goes to the University

Pinay at Pelikula: A Webinar on the Roles of Women in Shaping Philippine Cinema Through the Decades

Filmmaker in Focus (FFF) presents filmmaker/educator Sari Lluch Dalena and film executive/producer Madonna Tarrayo with special guest scriptwriter Ricky Lee This free and open-to-the-public webinar is an advocacy project spearheaded of my FLMKSAY (History of Philippine Cinema) class at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts. https://youtu.be/S_4aBdq5cBk

Film Forum Invitation: ‘CinePHlix’ with screenings of ‘Anino’ and ‘Birdshot’

My BenildeFilm FLMART2 (Philippine Cinema) classes are inviting everyone to this term’s Filmmaker Focus in Forum (FFF), a free, public event featuring the Cannes Palme D’Or-winning short film “Anino” by Raymond Red and the first Filipino feature film in Netflix“Birdshot” by Mikhail Red at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts (SDA) Cinema on Apr. 3, 2018. Screenings at 1 p.m., forum follows at 3:30 p.m. This event entitled “CinePHlix,” features a Q&A with the filmmakers and

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