Two Filipinos cinched nods at the 8th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). Nora Aunor was nominated for best actress for “Hustisya.” Giancarlo Abrahan also got a best screenplay nom for “Dagitab,” which he directed as well. Both films are products of this year’s Cinemalaya. The APSA ceremony will be held on Dec. 11 at the Brisbane City Hall, Queensland, Australia. Bayani San Diego Jr.
These full-length features (in no particular order) are the official finalists in the coming Metro Manila Film Festival’s New Wave section: Arlyn de la Cruz’s “Maratabat (Pride and Honor),” Jason Paul Laxamana’s “Magkakabaung (The Coffin Maker),” Maria Diane Ventura’s “Mulat (Awaken),” Ato Bautista’s “Gemini,” Zig Dulay’s “M (Mother’s Maiden Name).” Bayani San Diego Jr.
Ten Filipino films will be screened at the 3rd Hanoi International Film Festival (Nov. 23-27).
Six Filipino films will be screened at the 12th Doclisboa International Film Festival (ongoing until Oct. 26, Lisbon, Portugal): Lav Diaz’s “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon” and “Prologo sa Ang Dakilang Desaparecido,” Lino Brocka’s “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag” and Adolfo Alix Jr.’s “Adela,” Adjani Arumpac’s “War Is a Tender Thing” and Alyx Ayn Arumpac’s “Kung Paano Lumutang.” Bayani San Diego Jr.
Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo’s “Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita” was the closing film at the 10th Kagawa Rainbow Film Festival in Japan last Sunday.