Tyrone Acierto’s “The Grave Bandits” will compete in the 10th Festival Nits de Cinema Oriental in Barcelona, Spain, from July 9 to 14, according to producer Vanessa Ulgado. The indie movie is vying for the Lucky Cat award in the fest that is also known as the Asian Summer Film Festival. “Grave Bandits” won best picture and director in the New Wave section of the Metro Manila Film Festival last December.
Three PH films in LA fest
Three Filipino films will be screened at the 29th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, to be held in Hollywood from May 2 to 12. Among the films to be shown are Benito Bautista’s documentary “Harana,” Marie Jamora’s youth drama “Ang Nawawala” and Ted Ramasola’s short film “Bells Ring, Mr King.” This cinema event is considered “the premier showcase for the best and brightest of Asian American and Asian international cinema.” Bayani San Diego Jr.