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Oldest indie fest bares latest winners

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FRESH yield of filmmakers in 26th edition of CCP Gawad Alternatibo

My first film award was a CCP Gawad Alternatibo for Best Documentary, shared with my thesis partner at De La Salle University, broadcast journalist Chi Datu-Bocobo. Two decades later, I sat on the jury of the 26th CCP Award for Alternative Film and Video, held last Nov. 19-21.

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‘Tumbang Preso’ exposes child trafficking

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OEBANDA. Uses film  to raise awareness for his advocacy.

“Tumbang Preso1,” an IFC Best Pitch winner at the 2013 Manila Film Financing Forum, will be screened at SM Cinemas on Oct. 8. Written and directed by first-time filmmaker Kip Oebanda, the true-to-life feature tackles human trafficking and is set in a sardine canning factory.

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How to make your film–and sell it abroad

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Early this month, we listened to filmmakers who talked about their experiences breaking into the international film market, at this year’s Manila Film Financing Forum at CCP.

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Cinemalaya screens Arnel Pineda docu

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PINEDA. Has taken ownership of his power within Journey.

Last week, we attended the screening of Ramona Diaz’s acclaimed documentary, “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey,” the rock ‘n’ roll saga of Arnel Pineda, at Rockwell. Diaz got interested to film the iconic band when she read about how an American consul granted Pineda a US visa after asking him to sing “Wheel in the Sky” in front of everyone.

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PhilPop entry raises awareness for genetic condition

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BENIN AND FUNDALES. Interpret “Kung Akin Ang Langit.”

The Philippine Pop Music Festival (PhilPop) entry, “Kung Akin Ang Langit,” written by news anchor Chi Datu Bocobo and Isaac Joseph Garcia, aims to raise awareness for a genetic condition that causes muscle weakness in infants.

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