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‘Quick Change’ competes in Fribourg


After winning the Critics’ Jury Prize at the Vesoul fest, Eduardo Roy Jr.’s “Quick Change” will compete in the 28th Fribourg (Switzerland) International Film Festival from March 29 to April 5.

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7 PH films in Rotterdam


Aside from Lav Diaz’s short “Prologo sa ang Dakilang Desaparecido” and the full-length features Adolfo Alix Jr.’s “Alamat ni China Doll” and Jet Leyco’s “Bukas na Lang Sapagkat Gabi Na,” four other Filipino movies will be screened in the International Film Festival Rotterdam: Raymond Red’s “Kamera Obskura,” Khavn de la Cruz’s “Edsa XXX: Nothing Ever Changes in the Republic of Ever-Change,” Raya Martin’s “How to Disappear Completely” and Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan.”

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Hanks, Bullock, Streep honored in Palm Springs

Tom Hanks (left) and Julia Roberts pose backstage at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Palm Springs, Calif. AP

Sandra Bullock shared the painful results of Googling herself, Meryl Streep shadowboxed on-stage, and Tom Hanks braced for awards season’s “celebrity mule train” at the year’s first glitzy Hollywood gala.

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Film festival a respite from tragedy

PARADE OF STARS.  Fans mob the float of the movie “Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy,” which stars Vice Ganda, during the parade opening this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival.  ALEXIS CORPUZ

Some of the floats seemed smaller, the designs a tad less striking than usual. But the crowd was as loud and star-struck as ever as their favorite celebrities rode past them during Sunday’s “Parade of the Stars,” which opened the annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

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MMFF New Wave

Guide to the Metro Manila Film Festival’s New Wave Section (for independent full features, student shorts and animation

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Pampanga fest’s goal is diversity


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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‘Lukas’ in South America, Europe


Filipino filmmaker John Torres’ “Lukas Niño” is making the rounds of the international film fest circuit.

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‘Norte’ wins in Nuremberg fest

ARCHIE Alemania in Lav Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan
 (Norte, The End of History)”

Lav Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” won the top prize at the recent Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival in Germany.

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Newbies, vets top CineFilipino fest awards


Newcomers and veterans alike topped the first CineFilpino Film Festival held at the Genting Club of Resorts World Manila on Sunday night.

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San Jose film fest focuses on justice-oriented works


The third annual Third World Independent Film Festival (TWIFF), which showcases independent films that explore social issues around the world, is taking place mid-September with three Filipino films among the entries.

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3 Filipino films to be shown at the Third World Film Festival in San Jose

Marilou Diaz-Abaya

Three Filipino films will be presented at the Third World Indie Film Festival (TWIFF) on September 20-22 at the Century Theaters in Fremont–“Alagway (Breakaway),” “Johnny Loves Dolores” and “Marilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker on a Voyage.”

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British filmmaker’s ‘12 Years a Slave’ wins best picture in Toronto

Actor and star of the film "12 Years a Slave," Chiwetel Ejiofor poses for a portrait, on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in New York.  PHOTO BY CARLO ALLEGRI/INVISION/AP

British filmmaker Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” won the audience prize for best picture at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday.

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