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MMFF 2020 to Push Through Online Amid The Pandemic

The Metro Manila Film Festival 2020 is going digital for the first time, as announced by the executive committee last October 8.  According to committee spokesperson Noel Ferrer, the organizers will be partnered with a “worldwide streaming service,” which has yet to be announced to bring this year’s festival to computer screens within and outside …

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Films to Watch Before the End of National Indigenous Peoples Month

October is the month where we celebrate the diverse and vibrant cultures of local Indigenous Peoples. With the emergence of technology and modern inventions, indigenous practices and ways of living have often been ignored and set aside by many. But little did they know, Indigenous Peoples across the country have made invaluable contributions on forest …

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ICYMI: You Can Watch More than 60 Classic Films on Mike De Leon’s Vimeo Account

The year was 1950, and you were watching an afternoon black and white movie on your bulky television while sipping your favorite drink to freshen your body from the intense heat caused by the summer sun. After more than two hours of watching, you found yourself lying on a sofa, sleepy while waiting for your …

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FREE STREAMING: Best French And African Animation Films To Watch With Your Family

The Institut Français is offering free access to a selection of films for the Animated Films Festival 2020 on its platform IF Cinema featuring French and African animations. For the 10th year in a row, the Institut Français partners with the Association Française du Cinéma d’Animation to promote the Fête du cinéma d’animation (Animated films …

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Learn The Complex History of Philippine Dokyu through Prof. Nick Deocampo on Oct. 21

With the topic Philippine Documentary History, Prof. Nick Deocampo will give us a comprehensive lecture on the long history of documentary filmmaking in the Philippines, starting from its origins and development to the series of movements that shaped the genre. The event is organized by Daang Dokyu Film Festival. The online lecture will happen on October …

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SAVE THE DATE: CCP Will Stream Free Films on Mental Health on Oct. 23 – 30

In celebration of Mental Health Awareness month this October, the Cultural Center of The Philippines (CCP) will launch its Balik-Tanaw project, a free film online screening that puts emphasis on mental health issues.  Films that shed light on topics such as dementia, depression and Autism Spectrum Disorder are set to stream for free from October …

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DAANG DOKYU’s New Set of Films to Binge-Watch For FREE

After Daang Dokyu Film Festival’s successful launch of its second batch of films with the theme “Perception is Real, Truth is Not”, the biggest documentary film festival in the country releases another collection of documentaries that people can watch from October 16 to 22 for FREE. With the theme Off The Road, Daang Dokyu Film …

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IFFR to Open Its Door to All Aspiring Film Critics

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is now looking for applicants ages 30 years and younger for its annual Young Film Critics programme, taking place from Jan. 27 to Feb. 7, 2021.  The Netherlands-based film festival offers five to eight journalists worldwide a chance to cover prestigious international film festivals and meet with experienced film …

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ICYMI: CINEMALAYA 2020 goes worldwide thru iWantTFC!

The biggest indie film festival in the country is set to sail globally.  Cinemalaya is a prestigious film competition held annually during August, which aims to showcase the hidden gems and exceptional flares of Philippine Independent Films. Each year, ten outstanding films from the breed of new filmmakers will compete for the highly coveted Balanghai …

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Movies To Watch This Weekend: MOOV offers FREE Streaming

‘Dear Virus, you will not kill cinemas’ is the slogan seen outside a selection of independent cinemas in London. With the gradual shift of education and business establishments to online setup, local film cinemas across the country also find its way to catch up with the changes brought by Covid-19. Last week, we announced the …

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PELIKULTURA 2020

PELIKULTURA 2020: PANEL DISCUSSION

Pelikultura brings the panel discussions online. In the wake of quarantine restrictions and isolation measures brought about by the current health crisis, regional film festival organizers are reimagining the conduct of their festivals and their platforms. While many welcome the thought of migrating their festivals online. “Pelikultura, as a significant part of Cinema in the …

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BINISAYA VIRTUAL MASTERCLASS 20 20 – Oct. 17

For aspiring filmmakers out there, quarantine lockdown might be a perfect time for you to learn the art of filming. As various film festivals and markets shift to the virtual world, producers and filmmakers also adapt to the new normal set up by pitching their projects online. Learn some tips and tricks from film experts …

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Finally, You Can Now Stream Saving Sally on Netflix to Escape Reality

In need of a local animated film for your next movie night? While waiting for Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story, you can now stream Direk Liongoren’s SAVING SALLY on Netflix. “It should be available all across Asia [and] quite possibly Europe as they took our French subtitles,” the studio behind the film stated.  Saving …

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ANIMANILA: THE WORLD OF “HAYOP KA!”

ANIMANILA: The World of “Hayop Ka!” – PH’s first Adult Animation to Stream on Netflix

Netflix has released many animated films on its streaming platform in the past, but HAYOP KA! The Nimfa Dimaano Story marks the PHILIPPINES’ first original animated movie. The light, comical, innovative, 2D animal story from the “Saving Sally” creator is set to premiere on Netflix on October 29. Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story follows …

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SAMA ALL! Tuloy ang Pista: 4th Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Goes Online

In its 4th year, Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino decides to continue its run by pivoting to the online world.  With the temporary closure of movie houses across Metro Manila like Cinema Centenario because of the COVID-19 pandemic, film festivals like PISTA NG PELIKULANG PILIPINO are also affected. But wait, don’t fret! Film enthusiasts like you …

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