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4 awards for PH in US fest

The Philippines won four awards in the Asian-American and Pacific Islander section of the first Equality International Film Festival held in Oakland, California, recently.

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Shake, Rattle and Roll XV

Directed by Dondon Santos, Jerrold Tarog, Perci Intalan; stars Erich Gonzales, JC de Vera, Ariel Rivera, Alice Dixson, Dennis Trillo, Carla Abellana, Chanda Romero, Matteo Guidicelli, Daniel Matsunaga, Lovi Poe

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7 PH shorts in Paris fest


Seven Philippine short films are in the lineup of the 12th Festival International Signes de Nuit in Paris, ongoing until Dec. 15. Axel Estein, curator of the PH retrospective, revealed the titles to the Inquirer: Remton Siega-Zuasola’s “Ang Katapusang Bagting,” Gym Lumbera’s “Dahil sa ’Yo,” Borgy Torre’s “Despedida,” Richard Soriano Legaspi’s “Manenaya,” Sheron Dayoc’s “Mientras Su Durmida,” Zig Dulay’s “Missing,” and Chuck Gutierrez’s “Ulian.” Filipino filmmaker Anna Isabelle Matutina is a member of the international jury.

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‘Magkakabaung’ wins in Hanoi

JASON Paul Laxamana (left) and Allen Dizon show off their awards. photo by Dennis Evangelista

Jason Paul Laxamana’s “Magkakabaung (The Coffin Maker)” on Thursday won the Netpac Prize/Best Asian Film, and the Kapampangan-language movie’s star Allen Dizon, Best Actor, at the Third Hanoi (Vietnam) International Film Festival. Filipino filmmaker Peque Gallaga, a jury member, told the Inquirer that both wins were “unanimous decisions” and noted that Dizon bested Hollywood’s Ralph Fiennes (“Two Women”).

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‘Violator’ wins big in 10th Cinema One Originals Film Festival

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Psychological-horror film “Violator” won four awards, including Best Film, during the 10th Cinema One Originals Film Festival awards night held Sunday night at the Dolphy Theater in Quezon City.

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