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Influential Movies in Hollywood Film History: 1990 to 2010

Who can forget films that influenced eras and generations of film enthusiasts? Anyone from film school or just about any film buff well adept with classics would have seen films like "The Birth of a Nation," "Battleship Potemkin," "Citizen Kane," and "2001: A Space Odyssey." Even the young filmgoers of today would most likely know big movie franchises such as "King Kong," "Jurassic Park," and "Star Wars." The past 30 years has its own offering of influential Hollywood motion-picture projects worth chronicling

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

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

Marketing as a Vital Part of Film Production

You don't shell out thousands and even millions of dollars just to let the film bury itself inside the can. Whether you intend the film to be watched for commercial purposes or you want it to be merely seen and touch lives of people for non-commercial film screenings, festivals and other related artistic endeavors, you need to let the people know that there is something to watch out for. Creativity and networking are the keys to effective marketing. From PR materials to

The evolving demand for online film content

For the last three decades, the Internet has clearly become a crucial part of modern life. The convergence of the different communication platforms including the Internet, telephone, mobile phone, television, and film is clearly the way to go. Just like how music content has greatly evolved in the online medium for decades now, film content meant for the online market has provided such a promising opportunity for film professionals and Internet users alike. With the Philippines being a hotspot for techies,

Multiplexes and malling in the Philippines

The independent film theaters of the past exuded a certain mood and subculture of its own for its audience -- in the perspective of arts, culture, and cinema. However, the plight of these theaters proved that changes were truly inevitable. It’s a matter of coping up with the modernity of the fast-paced world. In line with this, the rising number of multiplexes started to imbibe itself in Philippine entertainment culture. The multiplexes have been around for more than three decades already. People

Philippine Filmmaking of the 2000’s: Film schools of past, present, and future filmmakers

If decades ago, most Filipino filmmakers don’t have formal educational background in filmmaking, a number of today’s new breed of film artists already studied film either as a bachelor’s or master’s degree in film schools or had hands-on training in intensive film workshops. Since film schools in the Philippines are considerably young as compared to most art and communication degree programs, most of the renowned filmmakers who already made names in the industry and marked themselves in Philippine film history studied

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

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

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