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5 PH films in LA fest

MARA Lopez in “Debosyon,” where she plays an enigmatic maiden who lives in the forest.

Five full-length feature films from the Philippines will be featured at the 30th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, set on May 1 to 11.

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Finalists for Cinemalaya 2014 named

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The Cinemalaya Foundation announced the finalists for the New Breed Full Length Feature category and the Directors Showcase for the 2014 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition.

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‘Nuwebe’ competes in Queens

NADINE Samonte and Barbara Miguel in “Nuwebe”

Joseph Israel Laban’s “Nuwebe” is competing in the Queens World Film Festival in New York City. An entry in last year’s Cinemalaya, “Nuwebe” is nominated in four categories: Best Narrative Feature, Best Director of a Narrative Feature (Laban), Best Actress (Barbara Miguel) and Best Actor (Jake Cuenca).

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Variety cites PH indie

EDUARDO Roy Jr.

Eduardo Roy Jr.’s Cinemalaya 2013 winner, “Quick Change,” got a rave review from US industry paper Variety. Critic Richard Kuipers described “Quick Change” as a “well-crafted” drama, noting, “the obsessive desire for youth and beauty [in] Manila’s transgender community is examined with documentary-like authenticity.” He hailed it as a “nonsensationalistic slice of life on the margins.” The film is in the Panorama section of the ongoing Berlin fest, with another Filipino film, Jay Altarejos’ “Unfriend.” “Quick Change” competes in the Vesoul (France) Festival of Asian Cinema Feb. 11-18. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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Cinemalaya ‘loses’ Cojuangco

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Tonyboy Cojuangco. PHOTO BY JIM GUIAO PUNZALAN

Now it can be told. For the past several weeks, talk around the local indie scene was that longtime benefactor Antonio “Tonyboy” Cojuangco had pulled out of the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.

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Pampanga fest’s goal is diversity

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The third edition of CineKabalen film festival, mounted by young filmmaker Jason Paul Laxamana who directed the Kapampangan film “Babagwa” for this year’s Cinemalaya, is set tomorrow, 1 to 6 p.m., at Cinema 6 of SM Pampanga in Angeles City.   “Babagwa” opens the festival, whose lineup consists of 12 narrative shorts. Awards night is [...]

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Rocco Nacino thrives in diversity

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NACINO. Portrays St. Pedro Calungsod in upcoming MMFF entry

Rocco Nacino is so busy these days he doesn’t have enough time for himself or his family—but, it’s the kind of “problem” he appreciates: On the big screen, he made life a living hell for Marian Rivera and Richard Gutierrez in “My Lady Boss,” was cast as a missing activist in Cinemalaya 2013’s closing film, [...]

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Dream come true for new filmmaker

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TORRE. Directs his famous uncle in “Kabisera.”

When Alfonso “Borgy” Torre III was a Communication Arts student at De La Salle University, we would catch him sleeping in class. But, his videos showed a lot of promise. In fact, after graduating, he made the short feature, “Bonsai,” which won at Cinemalaya. He also dabbled in editing feature films like “Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang,” “Wapakman” and “Yanggaw.”

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‘Transit’ is PH entry to Oscars—FAP

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HANNAH Espia’s “Transit” INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Hannah Espia’s “Transit” is the Philippines’ entry to the Oscars, according to FIlm Academy of the Philippines head Leo Martinez.

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Obispo helms Cinemalaya drama

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OBISPO. Helms “Purok 7.”

One of the finest Cinemalaya debut films we watched this season was “Purok 7.” Set in Tarlac, where 31-year-old filmmaker Carlo Obispo is based, the film is about how teenage protagonist, Diana (Krystle Valentino), copes with the absence of her OFW mother.

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Cheers, shrieks, sobs at Cinemalaya

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When the name of Jasmine Curtis-Smith was announced on Sunday night as best supporting actress in the New Breed section of the 9th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, a loud shriek was heard backstage at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

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Transgender wins best actor at Cinemalaya indie awards

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The Best Actor wore a stunning violet gown.

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