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Pinoy filmmakers shine at Pusan International Film Fest ‘09

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The film city of Busan, Korea paved way for another successful year for the prestigious Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) from Oct. 8 to 16, 2009. The Philippines, once again, made big waves in this year’s festival. 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. For this year, 355 films from 70 countries (a record number) were

Asian Film Academy: The Future of Asian Cinema with Kiyoshi Kurosawa

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An Insight of an Independent Filmmaker from the Philippines During the Asian Film Academy 2009 "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 KurosawaDean, Asian Film Academy 2009 Oct. 1 to 17, 2009 was a time of Asian pride for 24 young Asian filmmakers privileged to collaborate for the Asian Film Academy (AFA) of the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) in

Japanese Film Festival Eiga Sai opens on July 8, 2008

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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

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

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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

Cinemanila celebrates its 11th year

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The annual Cinemanila International Film Festival celebrated its 11th year last Oct. 15 to 25, 2009 at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. 10 days of films, master classes, seminars, parties, and even reunions for many filmmakers, artists, and cinephiles -- it has considerably become a part of their daily routine throughout the duration of the festival. “Moving Forward with Moving Images.” Young as it is and still facing a number of challenges and tough times, Cinemanila is best known for the good

Indie films make their mark at Cinemalaya Cinco

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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

MMFF 2016: The Reelvolution

This Reelvolution is a mover and shaker in Philippine Cinema. Due to the rush of almost going straight to work upon arrival in Manila and until now still finishing the unpacking of a total of seven luggage, plus enjoying the time with the newborn (although currently minimizing physical touch due to my cold virus), I was only able to watch two MMFF (Metro Manila Film Festival) entries this year. Unfortunately, I had to skip the third one which I already had

Cine Europa 16 promotes stronger European-Filipino ties

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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

The Philippine Film Festival Circuit: A list as of 2008

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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

My experimental short film ‘Isthmus’ screens at Gawad Alternatibo

"Isthmus" screens at the 31st Gawad Alternatibo on Aug. 5, 2019, Monday, 10:00 a.m., at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). 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). Check out the rest of the films for this year's Gawad Alternatibo from Aug. 3 to 5. Screenings are free and are open to the public.

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