Filipino filmmaker Anna Isabelle Matutina’s “Magdalena” is competing in the Asian Vision section of the Taiwan International Film Festival, which will be held from Oct. 9 to 19. The docu, shown at the Wiesbaden (Germany) film fest last year, focuses on a traditional midwife who struggles to make ends meet and care for a pregnant daughter who’s afflicted with leukemia.
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
Filipino films will be shown at the 19th Busan (South Korea) International Film Festival, to be held Oct. 2 to 11.
By Digs Ramos
After years of struggling to get widespread support, the men’s national football team, the Azkals, has become one of the biggest beneficiaries of corporate sponsorships in Philippine sports.
By Rica Arevalo
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.
Pepper Marcelo’s full-length documentary, “Illustrated By,” has been selected for screening at the San Diego (California) Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival on July 25.