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Latest events in the film industry. Film festival announcements, screening schedules, awarding ceremonies, press conferences, workshops and many more.

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LAV DIAZ’s “Historya ni Ha” to premiere at BFI London Film Fest

Lav Diaz‘s upcoming film “Historya ni Ha” will have its world premiere at the Dare Section of this year’s BFI London Film Festival. The full program of the festival was released earlier today through its official website. The film stars John Lloyd Cruz as Hernando Alamada and his beloved doll, Ha. The film has powerhouse …

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Sine Halaga Film Fest now showing worldwide!

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in partnership with the Negros Cultural Foundation (NCF) is launching Sine Halaga Film Festival to showcase 12 Filipino films highlighting cultural values mainly through video-on-demand platforms. An opening program will kick off the online film festival on August 25, 2021 at 6PM which will be broadcast …

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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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Are you ready for Khavn? Watch his films for FREE!

Discover and experience more from the world-renowned filmmaker of Balangiga: Howling Wilderness, Khavn Dela Cruz as he streams some titles from his filmography for a limited time only. Dubbed as Cinerado: This is Not a Film Festival, Khavn showcases 17 of his films on YouTube channel for free. TATLONG ARAW NG KADILIMAN: ZEROSynopsis: The prequel …

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NOW SHOWING: Movies on MOOV

Experience cinema at home through the virtual platform of Cinema Centenario, MOOV. PHILIPPINE HORIZON SECTION (Filipino Films) Film Title: Alma-Ata | Director: Arnel Mardoquio | Availability: Worldwide | Alma-Ata streaming outside Philippine Territory Film Title: Cuchera | Director: Joseph Israel Laban | Language: English & Filipino (with English subtitles) | Availability: Worldwide Film Title: Dog …

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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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QCinema to Screen High-calibre Set of Films For Its 2020 Special Edition

QCinema International Film Festival has finally released its unique lineup for its special edition for 2020.  Hailed as one of the leading international film festivals in Southeast Asia, the Quezon City-based film festival will present a hybrid festival with a well-curated lineup from November 27 to December 6, 2020. The set of films can be …

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MMFF 2019 Blockbuster Film’ Miracle in Cell No. 7′ to Stream on WeTV This Nov. 27

The Filipino remake of the 2013 award-winning South Korean film ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ is slated to stream online on WeTV starting this November 27.  The Asian streaming website and app WeTV have recently announced the MMFF top grosser film’s online release date along with other foreign films and series as part of its 2021 lineup.  …

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – 4th Quisumbing Escandor Film Festival for Health

The 4th Quisumbing Escandor Film Festival for Health is still accepting submissions until December 19, 2020. The nationwide filmmaking competition on the COVID-19 pandemic is open to all Filipino aspiring and established filmmakers and enthusiasts.  The festival committee is only accepting film proposals and films that were completed before October 1, 2020. This is to …

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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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The World of Local Animation: 8 Animated Films Made By and For Filipinos

With the recent release of Avid Liongoren’s Hayop Ka! on Netflix last October 29, Filipino animators have once again proven their high caliber and brilliant take in creating animated films. Nevertheless, even before the creation of Hayop Ka!, the animation industry has been active in crafting animated features and short films and molding the skills …

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22 Filipino Films Set to Screen at the International Film Festival Manhattan 2020

Long have our Filipino filmmakers been recognized and praised in the international film arena for producing first-rate and exceptional films that unveil socio-political illnesses. This year, they are set to bring pride to the country after 22 Filipino films were selected for screening at the International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM) Virtual Events 2020.  Amid the …

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Oroquieta Film Festival: 241 Challenge Registration Opens Until Nov. 25

The Misamis Occidental-based local film festival is currently looking for participants for this year’s film competition. The 2020 Oroquieta Film Festival (OFF) edition will be introducing the 241 Challenge format where all registered participants (or teams) will make a 1-minute short film in 24 hours.  Due to movement restrictions brought by the pandemic, this year’s …

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Application for Salamindanaw Film Fest’s Dok Lab is Still Available Until Nov. 21

Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival is still accepting applications from any ethnolinguistic group member in Mindanao until November 21, 2020, for its virtual Dok Lab, a documentary workshop for Moro and Lumad filmmakers.  The workshop is intended to be a safe platform for aspiring young filmmakers in Mindanao for growth and development in filmmaking. It provides participants …

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ICYMI: Ricky Lee’s Trip to Quiapo is Still Available to Watch on iWant TFC

iWant TFC’s original docu-series “Trip to Quiapo,” which debuted last October 21, is still available to watch on the ABS-CBN-owned content platform.  Based on his 1998 best-selling scriptwriting manual of the same title, award-winning screenwriter Ricky Lee shares in this five-episode masterclass-narrative series his writing journey and storytelling techniques aim to teach aspiring writers the …

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Watch Wong Kar Wai’s In The Mood for Love 4K Restoration Trailer on YouTube

Last September 16, BLK 2 Distribution released on Youtube the commemorative trailer of the beloved Wong Kar Wai film In the Mood for Love 4k version to honor the film’s 20th Anniversary.  He remembers those vanished years. As though looking through a dusty window pane, the past is something he could see, but not touch. …

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Restored Version of Nick Joaquin’s A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino (1965) Available to Watch for Free from Nov. 13 – 15 on Vimeo

The veteran director Mike De Leon recently uploaded on his Vimeo account (Citizen Jake) the restored version of Nick Joaquin’s A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino, which is available for streaming from November 13 – 15, 2020.  The black-and-white English-language film was directed by the very first National Artist for Film Lamberto V. Avellana …

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Incoherence (1994) and Influenza (2004): Bong Joon-ho’s Short Films on Ethical and Social Dilemmas

It is beyond doubt that Bong Joon-ho is now considered as one of the world’s finest directors, following the path of Martin Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock, and Steven Spielberg. With the recent win of his Obra Maestra Parasite at the Cannes Film Festival and 92nd Academy Awards, the world has started to be swept up by …

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Cinema Centenario’s 3rd Maginhawa Film Festival Will Happen on Nov. 11 – 22 on MOOV (Video on-demand)

Earlier this month, Maginhawa Street’s Cinema Centenario bid goodbye to its physical space because of the pandemic. But this does not mean that it’s the end of our beloved microcinema. To grapple with the recent crisis, Cinema Centenario, which is known for featuring Filipino films that aren’t usually widely shown and don’t reach many viewers in the …

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Head Shot for BABAE AT BARIL in this year’s Gawad Urian

Babae at Baril written and directed by Rae Red, a 2019 QCinema International Film Festival finalist is the big winner of this year’s Gawad Urian by claiming five awards including the Best Picture award and the Best Actress award for its lead character played by Janine Gutierrez. The official winners were announced by the Manunuri …

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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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Animahenasyon 14 Goes Online to Showcase Filipino Talents in Animation

Since 2007, the Animation Council of the Philippines Inc. (ACPI) has been organizing a Philippine Animation Festival called “Animahenasyon,” which aims to discover the hidden gems in Filipino animation.   In its 14th year, the annual animation festival is going to be online for the first time to continue showcasing brilliant works of Filipino animators. The …

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New Batch of Filipino Films Available on Netflix Starting This November

Last month, the leading online movie platform Netflix released three blockbuster Filipino films on its massive platforms. These specifically include the tear-jerking film The How of Us by Cathy-Garcia Molina starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla; the romantic drama film Exes Baggage by Dan Villegas; and the 2013 horror film Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay by …

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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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