FILM FESTIVALS

November 11 to 22, 2020

Cinema Centenario opened its operation in 2017 through its program Maginhawa Film Festival that started as a showcase of Filipino films. It was later developed to become a competition festival in its second year lining up the best Filipino films of 2018.

This year, we go full circle by making Maginhawa Film Fest the closing program of Centenario and the launching of MOOV, our virtual cinema.

We present you this year’s Festival poster with the theme,

T R A N S I T I O N  as we in Centenario move forward in providing you, our beloved audience an online space to appreciate cinema within the confines and safety of your homes.

Watch and support all 26 competing short films from the Open and Student Categories for only 160Php as we launched MFF2020 – Early Bird Pass available today until October 31, 2020.

September 19 to November 5, 2020

DaangDokyu showcases an inclusive program of Philippine documentaries from the early days of Philippine cinema and television to contemporary times.

DaangDokyu is a festival celebrating the hundred years since the country started capturing in film the stories of its islands and the Filipinos. It strives to be a significant gathering of the country’s best documentarists for film and tv together with leading change-makers in culture, arts, and education.

Headed by filmmakers Jewel Maranan, Baby Ruth Villarama, Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala, and Monster Jimenez, the festival aims to reach a broader audience for documentaries and offer the ‘docu way’ to take stock of how we are as a nation and where we are headed.

DaangDokyu will exhibit films curated and presented with Q&As with filmmakers. It will hold a supplemental exhibition presenting the expanse of Philippine documentaries; launch a book on Philippine documentaries; and will culminate with the first-ever Philippine Documentary Forum, which will be the largest gathering of documentary filmmakers in the country.

September 19 to 27, 2020

In commemoration of the 48th Martial Law anniversary and amid the health and human rights crisis in the country, artist-activist collective DAKILA-Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism, through its human rights education institution Active Vista, launches on September 19, Saturday, the 8th edition of Active Vista International Human Rights Festival (AVIHRF).
The AVIHRF is an annual event that celebrates rights, freedoms, and dignity through stories of human struggles with the use of film screenings, exhibits, performances, forums, and events. These aim to engage the public in discourses and conversations on human rights and democracy. With the theme “Walang Pipikit 360” (No One Blinks an Eye), this year’s edition of AVIHRF invites us to open our eyes, look closely, and pay attention to the worsening human rights situation in our country.