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

Maja Salvador to Star in Mikhail Red’s Upcoming Film, “Arisaka”

After two years since her film To Love Some Buddy, Maja Salvador will finally return on the big screen as she will star in the upcoming movie Arisaka directed by Mikhail Red.  View this post on Instagram #Arisaka 7th film soon! Excited to be working with @iammajasalvador @ten17p A post shared by Mikhail Red (@red_mikhail) …

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Beauty and the South East: Multi-Awarded PH Films Set to Premiere at San Diego Asian Film Festival

The San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) went online to bring you their first-ever virtual film festival showcasing more than 125 films from 24 countries in 34 languages with over 50 Q&As! Included in the film festival is the Philippines, which continues the momentum with a powerhouse lineup. This year, six Filipino films have been selected for …

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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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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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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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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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