It screens under the Special Curated Section of the festival entitled “Food for Thought” (films that relied with balloons, eggs, and various food as symbolism).
MANILA, Philippines — 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.
In celebration of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month, the Japanese Foundation, Manila hosts the much-awaited screenings of critically acclaimed Japanese films at the annual Eiga Sai — The Japanese Film Festival.
“If you truly want to be a professional director, you will stick to filmmaking in all weathers. That’s all. That’s the only thing I want to tell you.”- Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Dean, Asian Film Academy 2009
The annual Cinemanila International Film Festival celebrated its 11th year last Oct. 15 to 25, 2009 at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
In its 14th year, PIFF has truly evolved to become one of the most important film festivals that filmmakers, film professionals, cinephiles, and the general film audience look forward to every October. The Philippines, once again, made big waves in this year’s festival.
Primarily a competitive film festival that aims to discover, encourage and honor the cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers and seeks to invigorate the Philippine film industry by developing a new breed of Filipino filmmakers, the fifth edition of the festival expands itself with various the new competitive category for local film premieres through the NETPAC Prize, along with a number of film features, exhibitions, retrospective, and a film congress.
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 films and its diverse programming of great films all over the world. It also features a number of film-related events to further enhance filmmaking as a craft. Cinemalaya: Philippine Independent Film Festival In the spirit of independent expression, Cinemalaya seeks to discover, encourage, and honor the cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity. It highlights short and full-length film competitions, film funding for chosen scripts, film exhibitions, seminars, conferences, and other film-related fringe events that articulate the Filipino identity and culture. Animahensyon Pinoy Animation Film Festival The Animahenasyon Pinoy Animation Film Festival highlights original Pinoy animation – giving both professional and amateur Filipino animators a venue to screen their original works. With its professional and student/amateur divisions, it aims to showcase a wide array of original animated content by Filipinos and the recognition of the Filipino talent in the field of animation – in the spirit of local and international animation excellence and competitiveness. Moonrise Film Festival The Moonrise Film Festival features documentaries on the world’s foremost cultural, environmental, and social issues. This environmental documentary film fest aims to make the public aware of the issues surrounding the environment through the film medium. Pink Film Festival The Pink Film Festival is a fitting tribute to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender “Pride” in the Philippines and