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New phase for Cinemalaya?

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“PURE LOVE.” Unique touch.

Nemia Vidal, film enthusiast: “The buzz is that next year’s Cinemalaya will be sponsored by the Quezon City government. That’s commendable, because it assures financial backing for the indie festival. But, grandstanding politicians shouldn’t be allowed to tamper with its vaunted indie spirit—unless we want another commercial endeavor like the Metro Manila Film Festival!”

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Quezon City hopes to host Cinemalaya 2015

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Negotiations are ongoing for Quezon City to host the 2015 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista announced on Sunday night during the awards rites for the 2014 QCinema International Film Festival held at TriNoma.

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‘Nuwebe’ competes in Albania

NADINE Samonte and Barbara Miguel in “Nuwebe”

Filipino filmmaker Joseph Israel Laban’s “Nuwebe” is included in the full-length feature competition section of the 12th Tirana (Albania) International Film Festival. A product of Cinemalaya 2013, “Nuwebe,” which tells the story of the country’s youngest mother, is the only Philippine film competing in the festival, which ends today.

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‘Bwaya’ set to compete in 15th Tokyo FILMeX

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Angeli Bayani in "Bwaya". CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

After reaping top film prizes locally, independent film “Bwaya” sets its sights to add an international win on its belt.

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Too many sponsors

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ABUNDA. Back on TV.

Timmy Rocero, nurse: “I love watching beauty pageants on television—but, this has changed after the recent Miss World Philippines telecast. I understand the organizers’ need to acknowledge their sponsors, but do they have to do this in the guise of giving away numerous special awards?

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