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A young filmmaker’s tale about National Artist for Cinema Kidlat Tahimik

It was the screening of the Korean film “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter… and Spring” by Kim Ki-duk, I think it was Cinemanila, I couldn’t remember what year. After the screening, I saw Kidlat Tahimik and had the courage to approach him. I told him we met before during a screening of some women shorts in Katipunan where my film was programmed and I said I just would like to say hi to him. He said, maybe if I and my friends

Film Event Invite: ‘One Shot: A Forum on Shooting Your First Feature Film’ and screening of Pepe Diokno’s ‘Engkwentro’

BenildeFilm invites everyone to my class’ free public event: Filmmaker in Focus Forum (FFF). This term’s FFF is entitled “One Shot: A Forum on Shooting Your First Feature Film” featuring Pepe Diokno and his first feature, the Cinemalaya film “Engkwentro.” This happens on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, 1 to 4 p.m. at the SDA Cinema, School of Design and Arts Building, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde along P. Ocampo St. Malate, Manila. Film screening of this Venice International Film Festival-winning

An Epiphany: The issue on the Netflix film ‘Roma’ getting nominations at the Oscars

This decade is the Second Wave of the Digital Revolution in film and TV — It’s time to evolve. I read this post, alongside the many news reports about the 2019 Academy Awards lobbying for the qualification of the Alfonso Cuaron film “Roma,” being a Netflix film with minimal theatrical release: https://www.insidehook.com/article/movies/reality-bite-for-steven-spielberg-netflix-isnt-the-enemy-its-elitism Theory of evolution; survival of the fittest. My take, if you don’t evolve, you risk yourself of dying a natural death that may be way sooner than you expect. The issue

Film Event: 4th Navoteno Film Festival

Congratulations to all the participating schools of the 4th Navoteño Film Festival 2019. This project by the Navotas City Hall Public Information Office (PIO), which celebrates the theme "Navotas History and Culture," started last summer with a two-day filmmaking workshop with students and their teacher-advisers, followed by mentorship for the screenplays and the first cut of the films, and capped off with the awards night on June 22, 2019 at the Navotas Sports Complex. It is my privilege to be part of

Film Event Invitation: ‘Sandaan: Philippine Cinema Centennial Conference’ celebrates the industry’s 100 years

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. I am moderating one of the talks for the BenildeFilm leg of the conference on Sept. 15, 2017 (Friday), 8:30 to 10 a.m., at the School of Design and Arts (SDA) Theater in Manila: Panel 5: "Regional and Diasporic Cinema" with Tito Valiente,

1st Phil Digi Awards Wraps Up at the World Trade Center

The 1st Philippine Digital Music and Short Film Festival and Awards (Phil Digi Awards) wrapped up with a two-day music and film congress and a red carpet night last Mar. 11 and 12, 2009 at the World Trade Center in Manila, Philippines. This joint project by Isys Business Solution and Thumbsinteractiv, in cooperation with Blue Fish Asia, aimed to discover fresh Filipino talents in the field of music and filmmaking through online film and music competitions — bringing the independent industry

Las Vegas film events from Nov. 18 to 24, 2011

Las Vegas film events from Nov. 18 to 24, 2011, happen in a number of diverse locations, including regular and art-house theaters and other alternative venues. These events feature everything from special screenings of feature films to charity projects. Most of these offerings are scheduled during the weekend. To get updates on any possible change in screening time, date, or location, visit each event's official website or contact the organizer or venue directly. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 The Vegas Independent Film

Las Vegas film events from Nov. 11 to 17, 2011

Las Vegas film events from Nov. 11 to 17, 2011, showcase diverse events in local theaters and alternative movie venues around the city. These include commercial and independent theaters and a local bar. To check any possible schedule change, get in touch with the event organizer or screening venue ahead of time. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 The Sci-Fi Center hosts the "Dr. Who Night" program from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a version of the TARDIS

Las Vegas film events from Nov. 4 to 10, 2011

Las Vegas film events from Nov. 4 to 11, 2011 feature a variety of commercial and independent films in art and film festivals and special programs. These include American, foreign, classic, and contemporary motion picture works screening in local theaters and alternative locations. As schedules may change without prior notice, it is best to call the respective venues before confirming attendance. Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 The monthly arts event First Friday Las Vegas happens from 6:00 p.m. to midnight at the

Las Vegas film events from Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, 2011

From Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, 2011, Las Vegas hosts film festival events, special family and holiday screenings, and reruns of horror movies, especially during the Halloween weekend. These film events are scheduled in commercial and independent theaters, public spaces, and other alternative movie locations. Confirming screening times and dates through their respective venues is ideal, in case of schedule changes or cancellations. Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 The 2011 PollyGrind Film Festival showcases its "Fearophilia" program at 7:00 p.m. at Theatre7.

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