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'Isthmus' Screens at 31st Gawad Alternatibo on Aug. 5, 2019

Posted 7/31/2019

My experimental short film "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).

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4th Navoteno Film Festival on June 22, 2019

Posted 5/30/2019

I was invited to be the resource person for the 4th Navoteno Film Festival in Navotas City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Everyone is welcome to watch the short film entries (the theme for this year: "Navotas History and Culture") for this year's competition on June 22, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 12 nn., at the Navotas Sports Complex. All screenings are open to the public and are free of charge.

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BenildeFilm invites you to 'One Shot: A Forum on Shooting Your First Feature Film'

Posted 12/3/2018

I would like to invite 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, 1-4 p.m., SDA Cinema, School of Design and Arts Building, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde along P. Ocampo St. Malate, Manila.

For non-Benildeans, kindly bring a valid ID and tell the guard at the reception area that you’re attending the FFF at the 12/F, SDA Cinema.

Please RSVP via the FB event or the contact details in the event poster. Registration starts at 12:30 nn.

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BenildeFilm Event CinePHlix Features the Films ‘Anino’ And ‘Birdshot’ on Apr. 3, 2018

Posted 3/27/2018

My BenildeFilm FLMART2 (Philippine Cinema) classes are inviting everyone to this term’s Filmmaker Focus in Forum (FFF), a free, public event featuring the Cannes Palme D’Or-winning short film “Anino” by Raymond Red and the first Filipino feature film in Netflix “Birdshot” by Mikhail Red at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts (SDA) Cinema on Apr. 3, 2018. Screenings at 1 p.m., forum follows at 3:30 p.m.

This event entitled “CinePHlix,” features a Q&A for the featured films and filmmakers and a film forum about “the blurring line between cinema and television and the rise of online distribution.”

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‘Sandaan: Philippine Cinema Centennial Conference’ Celebrates the 100 Years Of Philippine Cinema

Posted 9/15/2017

The “Sandaan: Philippine Cinema Centennial Conference” celebrates the 100 years of Philippine cinema at the University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI) and De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (BenildeFilm) on Sept. 14 and 15, 2017.

I am moderating Panel 5: “Regional and Diasporic Cinema” with Tito Valiente, Paul Grant, and Angel Shaw 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.

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BenildeFilm Invites you to "It's More Fun in the PhiliFILMS"

Posted 7/22/2017


We are inviting all film and tourism professionals, film students and film enthusiasts to our forum on film tourism this coming Monday, July 24, 1 p.m., at the SDA Cinema, School of Design and Arts Building, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, along P. Ocampo Street in Malate, Manila.

Ever wondered where your favorite scene from a movie is located? Ever wondered if you could travel to that location to take the perfect snap for Snapchat or the perfect photo for Instagram?

You are invited to:

"It's More Fun In the PHILIFILMS: A Forum on Film Tourism"
Don't miss our free screening of "Sakaling Hindi Makarating"
Followed by an open forum with guest speakers
filmmaker Ice Idanan and Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Chairperson Liza Dino
1 p.m., July 24, 2017 (Monday)
SDA Cinema at the 12th flr., De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts (SDA)


Free admission. Open to the public.

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Workshop for (SPA) Special Program in the Arts

Posted 3/18/2017

I facilitated the film and photography part of the Department of Education's (DepEd) Workshop on the Development of the Technical Specifications for Special Program in the Arts (SPA) and SHS Arts and Design Track at the BSP Hotel Jamboree in Makiling, Los Banos, Laguna.

With the New Media teachers from the different regions of the country for a workshop on the Senior High School's Special Program for the Arts.

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My Scriptwriting Class at Top Peg Institute of Animation Design

Posted 3/17/2017




I got invited again to share my scriptwriting knowledge to animation and design students at Top Peg Institute of Animation Design. I had a wonderful time in my master class there way back in 2015 and I'm sure this is going to be another fulfilling semester with new students. Looking forward to it.

Enrollment on-going at Top Peg in Las Pinas City.

Class starts March 27 and ends July 09, 2017. Classes available are 3D Modelling, Compositing, Scriptwriting, Graphics Design 2, Concept Design, Web Development, and Digital Marketing.

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'Technophilia' is Part of the AirAsia Free In-flight Wi-Fi Service This November 2016

Posted 8/31/2016

Still rockin after 7 years... If ever you're flying AirAsia by this November 2016, you may want to check out my film "Technophilia" at the Viddsee Channel of the AirAsia free in-flight wi-fi service. Viddsee selected it for premiere for the program this November (which is my birthday month too).

Thanks, Viddsee!!!

"Technophilia" has been the last independent film i shot to date (i know, it's been way too long), and i so miss shooting indie films really. Shooting commercial/corporate works for years now to pay the bills. But hopefully i can finally find time to shoot another indie film soon. It's been so long overdue. Sigh...

And i so miss my production team too. From my staff to my cast, everything was so fun and memorable. It's not only my shortest short to date, it's also the shortest i shot -- about 6 hours from grind to wrap. And i guess it would be the last i would ever shoot in celluloid (and most likely the last i would shoot without a video assist), unless budget and prod requirements lead me back to film in the future... But i sure do hope i can manage to shoot another international production like this again (my team here was composed of: iraqi, korean, american, japanese, indonesian, taiwanese and filipino). Indeed, filmmaking can end up communicating beyond the confines of language and even cultural differences -- where storytelling becomes a universal language to touch people's lives.

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'Technophilia' is 'Film of the Day' at Viddsee!

Posted 6/12/2015

Happy Independence Day, Philippines! Today, "Technophilia" is "Film of the Day" at Viddsee!

Check out "Technophilia" at

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Tuldok Animation Artist Talk Series: Art & Technology with Rianne Hill Soriano

Posted 2/2/2015

"Technophilia" screened at Tuldok Animation event last Saturday at Bo's Coffee, Katipunan. It was a fun and interesting night that also included an artist talk spearheaded by Tuldok Animation.

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'Technophilia' Screens at GPNTV

Posted 9/13/2013

"Technophilia" is showing at the soft launch of GPNTV! You can watch it on Facebook through the GPN TV Facebook app. My film is the first short on episode 2.

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'Technophilia' Wins at RAW Semi-finals

Posted 11/24/2011

I am one of the film nominees for 2011 RAWards Across America. I will be representing Las Vegas for the 2011 RAWards with my film "Technophilia."

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Thanks for Voting for 'Technophilia' at the 2011 RAWards!

Posted 10/18/2011

After screening my film "Technophilia" for RAW Las Vegas last August, it's competing for the semi-finals of the 2011 RAWards in Las Vegas this November! Congrats to all the artists on the list!

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Film Screening Invitation: 'Technophilia' Screens in Las Vegas on Aug. 25, 2011

Posted 8/14/2011

The Philippine-Korean-Iraqi 16mm short film "Technophilia" will have a screening at "RAW: Las Vegas Presents Fusion" on Aug. 25, 2011 (Thursday) at Tommy Rocker's in Las Vegas. If you're in the Vegas area on the said date, you're invited to come to the event and support local artists. You can buy tickets through this link. Buying ahead of time will only cost $10 for a night of film, music performances, photography, mixed media, and performance art exhibitions, and fashion show.

"Technophilia" will start the showcase at 8:30 p.m. For more information about the film, you can check out the: trailer, film stills, behind-the-scene photos, and film blog. This film is produced by Colorwheel Media Studios through the help of the Korean Film Council, Korean Academy of Film Arts, and Korea University.

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'Technophilia' and 'Pera-perahang Lata' Screen at the FACINE on Nov. 20-21 in San Francisco, California

Posted 11/14/2010

Check out "Technophilia" and "Pera-perahang Lata" at the The Filipino Arts & Cinema, International (FACINE): the Filipino American Cine Festival on Nov. 20-21, 2010 in San Francisco, California, USA.

FACINE 17 from Victoria Donato on Vimeo.

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'Technophilia' and 'Pera-perahang Lata' Screen at the Filipino International Film Festival Los Angeles

Posted 9/21/2010

"Technophilia" screens on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, 12:30 nn. "Pera-perahang Lata" (Penny from the Tin Can) screens on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, 7:00 p.m. for the festival’s closing night films.

All SHOWINGS for the Filipino International Film Festival Los Angeles (FIFFLA) will take place at the Arena Stage – Theater of Arts, 1625 N. Las Palmas Ave. Hollywood, CA 90028.

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'Pera-perahang Lata' Screens at The 1st Philippine Film Festival in Hong Kong

Posted 7/11/2010

"Pera-perahang Lata" (Penny from the Tin Can) screens in Hong Kong on Nov. 7 (Sunday), 9:30 p.m. 

The Hong Kong Arts Centre and the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong are proud to co-present The 1st Philippine Film Festival from 5 to 11 July 2010 at the agnès b. CINEMA of the Hong Kong Arts Centre. Under the banner of "Hou Yeh Pinoy" (meaning "Great! Filipinos!"), a cultural fiesta organised by the Philippine Consulate General, The 1st Philippine Film Festival will share with the Hong Kong audience works of film art by the burgeoning independent film industry of the Philippines that is rapidly making its mark in the world stage. The festival also hopes to open up a new platform for cultural understanding between Hong Kong and the Philippines.

The film festival celebrates the new breed of Filipino filmmakers whose works have been screened at prestigious film fairs in Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Vienna and Rotterdam, and received accolades from distinguished international film bodies.It showcases 9 films that delve into a variety of subjects such as race, social class, sexuality, war, and music, many of them set against the backdrop of the Philippines' rich cultural heritage. Some of the films are Hong Kong premieres.

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'Pera-perahang Lata' Screening at Titus Brandsma

Posted 12/9/2009

"Pera-perahang Lata" screens at Titus Brandsma on Dec. 12, 2009 at 1 p.m. Free admission, open to the public.

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6th Annual Chicago Filipino American Film Festival Schedule

Posted 10/27/2009

"Technophilia" screens at the Chicago Filipino American Film Festival (CFAFF) on Nov. 8, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. for the CFAFF SHORTS PROGRAM.


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