This is a response paper to the introduction part of the A.O. Scott book “Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth” for my Advanced Film Theory and Criticism class.
This valuable project by the local government of the City of Navotas is a great opportunity for junior high school students to explore their talents and discover their potential skills in telling stories using the audio-visual medium.
My first independent short film in 10 years is an experimental film for grad school. This is going to be my most personal film to date and it feels great to work on something new (aside from going back to my roots) after working on mostly branded shorts during my indie hiatus.
The issue on “Roma” being a Netflix film with minimal theatrical release marks another turning point not just at the Oscars, but in the world cinema stage.
This term’s Filmmaker Focus in Forum (FFF) is entitled “One Shot: A Forum on Shooting Your First Feature Film” featuring Pepe Diokno and his first feature, the Cinemalaya film “Engkwentro.”
Indeed, Mr. Eric de Guia whom we dearly love as Kidlat Tahimik Jr. (because he said his son is the Sr.), lives up to the name he is best known for — two somehow contrasting but very powerful Filipino words rolled into one to create an even more powerful energy for its bearer.
This event entitled “CinePHlix,” features a Q&A with the filmmakers and a film forum about “the blurring line between cinema and television and the rise of online distribution.”
In celebration of the 100 years of Philippine Cinema, Filipino film workers organized the “Sandaan: Philippine Cinema Centennial Conference” at the University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI) and De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (BenildeFilm) this September 2017.
This free event entitled “It’s More Fun in the PhiliFILMS” is open to the public. It kicks off with the screening of Ice Idanan’s critically acclaimed CineFilipino film “Sakaling Hindi Makarating,” followed by a forum on film tourism.
Some people tend to say, the best kind of work you can get is working with your passion and not treating your work as a job. Motherhood, a very fulfilling and miraculous experience one can have, is not a job and a mother doesn’t get paid for it in any of the world’s currency.