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TRIP TO QUIAPO: FREE SCRIPTWRITING WORKSHOPS BY RICKY LEE

Cinemalaya is now accepting applications for two online scriptwriting events to be conducted by acclaimed-screenwriter Ricky Lee. Through the Cinemalaya Institute Training Programs, the award-winning screenwriter will hold a 3-hour Scriptwriting Masterclass on April 14 which will focus on the fundamentals of storytelling for film. The masterclass will start at 02:00 PM (GMT Philippine Standard …

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Call for Entries: QCinema Short Film Competition

QCinema is now accepting entries for their 2021 short film competition. Selected film projects will receive 350,000PHP production grant with ownership of the film rights. REQUIREMENTS:All are required, except when indicated. All files must be in PDF format. Completed QCinema 2021 online application form; Short synopsis, maximum of three (3) paragraphs; Logline, optional; Treatment, full synopsis; …

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Chai Fonacier to star on the film ‘Nocebo’ with Eva Green and Mark Strong

Filipina actor Chai Fonacier is now in Ireland together with Eva Green and Mark Strong for the production of Lorcan Finnegan’s new psychological thriller film ‘Nocebo.’ The film tells the story of a fashion designer played Eva Green who is suffering from a mysterious illness that puzzles her doctors and frustrates her husband played by …

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My French Film Festival 2021 Goes Online

My French Film Festival launches its online platform – MyFrenchFilmFestival.com this 2021 to present its 11th edition running from January 15 to February 15, 2020. With this new online channel, they aim to reach more filmmakers and enthusiasts around the world, especially the younger generation.  Anyone can access all the films under its festival roster …

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JFF Made 30 Japanese Films Available to Watch Online For Free

On its 5th year, the Japanese Film Festival brought its screenings online through their JFF Plus Online Festival. 20 countries, including the Philippines, will have a chance to watch 30 Japanese Films on scheduled screenings, all for free. With the slogan, “Japanese Film Anytime, Anywhere.” JFF is a project of Japan Foundation, the country’s spearhead …

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TRYING HARD: A Comedy Series About the Struggles of a Filipino Gay man in Nashville

A new comedy series called Trying Hard created by and starring Filipino newcomer Maki Bonifacio, is now available to watch on YouTube. The web series is currently on its fifth episode. New episodes of the series are set to be released every Wednesday at 8 PM in the Philippines.  The show’s pilot episode premiered on …

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Cinemalaya film “ISKA” will be available on Netflix on Nov. 19

Those who missed Ruby Ruiz’s award-winning performance on “ISKA” will now have a chance to watch it on Netflix starting November 19, 2020. The Cinemalaya 2019 contender won the Best Actress Award by Ruiz playing a loving but impoverished grandmother of an autistic child tragicomically loses everything and turns into someone society reckons her to …

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A Spooky Guide: List of Filipino Horror Films Available on Netflix

When we were kids, we were always enticed with mysterious stories about white lady, aswang, doppelganger, and evil spirits. Well, today is the perfect day to relive that enticement and fascination with horror stories. We list down eight spine-chilling and hair-raising local films that will surely make you jump out of your skin. And thanks …

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18 ASWANG myths according to the tandem of Gallaga & Reyes

Here’s a list of 18 aswang myths as shown in the film Aswang released May 1992.  Aswang was directed by long-time collaborators Peque Gallaga & Lore Reyes from a story they co-wrote with production designer Don Escudero.  Pen Medina, who also acted in the film, and Jerry Lopez Sineneng shared screenwriting credits.  It was produced …

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Quarancine Top 3 Short Films Goes to International Film Festival Manhattan Virtual Events 2020

On a live Facebook broadcast, Film Director Raymond Red announced last night the winners of the Quarancine mobile filmmaking competition. The top three winners will represent our country in the International Film Festival in Manhattan Virtual Events 2020. It is a “mobile filmmaking competition for short films produced during the quarantine period with an aim …

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QCinema: Send your short films “depicting lighter side of quarantine life,” have a chance to win 50k.

QCinema is looking for short-short films depicting the lighter side of quarantine life. Six shorts will be selected and will win P50,000.00 each! The pandemic can’t keep artists from producing their masterpieces. At the comfort of your own homes and with the easily-available video equipment like mobile phone, you can make your own short film. …

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Films You Can Now Watch for FREE at Cinema One’s Youtube Channel

While watching on a physical cinema like Cinema Centenario is prohibited due to pandemic, Cinema One made some films available for free on their Youtube channel. Below are some of the films you can watch for free until September 30, 2020, 11:59 PM. 1. BAKA BUKAS (2016) Directed By: Samantha LeeGenre: Drama, RomanceRunning Time: 1h …

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4 Filipino Films Made it to Busan International Film Festival 2020

“Cleaners” by Glenn Barit and “Death of Nintendo” by Raya Martin are two of the official selections on Busan International Film Festival 2020 under the A Window on Asian Cinema Category. While the two short films, “How to Die Young in Manila” by Petersen Vargas and “Kids on Fire” by Kyle Nieva are competing under …

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Shooting stopped due to pandemic? Need fund for your indie film? QCinema might help you.

It is heartwarming to know that the Quezon City government through QCinema is also thinking about the filmmakers during this trying time of pandemic. Today, they announced “The QCinema Completion Fund for Independent Films.” Independent feature filmmakers who felt the economic hit by the pandemic can apply for the grant to fund their film – …

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Winners: Viddsee Juree Awards Philippines 2020

Viddsee Juree Awards Philippines 2020 broadcasted live their awarding ceremony on Viddsee, YouTube and Facebook last September 13. James Allen Fajardo’s “The Boy Who Bleeds in the Middle of the Sea” won the gold award. Jury citation: “A meditative film that leaves the audience with a desire to know more, this coming-of-age is set against …

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LAV DIAZ wins the ORIZZONTI AWARD for Best Director at the 2020 Venice Film Festival

LAV DIAZ wins the ORIZZONTI AWARD for Best Director at the 2020 Venice Film Festival Filipino Master Filmmaker Lav Diaz was awarded the Orizzonti Award for Best Director for his film Lahi, Hayop (Genius Pan) by the same festival that labeled him the Ideological Father of the New Philippine Cinema, the Venice Film Festival (77th …

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Gawad Urian 2020 Nominees

GAWAD URIAN 2020 LIST OF NOMINEES

Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino announced through their Facebook page earlier today the official list of nominees for the 43rd Gawad Urian.  For its last two festival seasons, Cinema Centenario has been the official venue partner of the award-giving body through our CineManunuri Film Festival. Announcement of winners is scheduled on October. Due to our current …

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