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6 PH films in Udine

Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo

Six Filipino movies will be screened at the 16th Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy (April 25 to May 3): Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo’s “Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita,” Jun Robles Lana’s “Mga Kuwentong Barbero,” Chito Roño’s “Badil” and “Shoot-to-Kill: Boy Golden,” Jerrold Tarog’s “Sana Dati” and Siege Ledesma’s “Shift.” Bayani San Diego Jr.

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PH’s Oscar bet opens 1st PDI Indie Bravo! fest

FILIPINO child star Marc Justine Alvarez and Israeli actor Omer Juran
in a scene from “Transit,” which was shot in Israel

Opening movie for the 1st Inquirer Indie Bravo! Film Festival, which starts Monday, is Hannah Espia’s “Transit,” the country’s best foreign language film bet in next year’s Oscars.

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CineKabalen winners feted

Winners in the 3rd CineKabalen Kapampangan Film Festival were announced at the Holy Angel University on Dec. 6.

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‘Birthing pains’ for masters fest

Filipino-American actress Max Collins in Maryo J. de los Reyes’ “Bamboo Flowers”

Three of the 11 participating filmmakers in the 2013 Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival All-Masters Edition failed to submit their entries on time, while screenings of three other films were delayed when the week-long festival began on September 11.

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‘Otso,’ because cinema is eternal

AT THE FESTIVAL’S opening (from left) Elwood Perez, Monique Azerreda and Anita Linda

“Reinvigorated” is how filmmaker Elwood Perez describes his mindset during the shoot of his comeback movie, “Otso,” an entry in the ongoing Sineng Pambansa All-Masters Edition, presented by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).

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Mendoza joins Eurasian fest jury

Brillante Mendoza. AFP FILE PHOTO

Filipino filmmaker Brillante Ma. Mendoza was chosen to be part of the jury of the 9th Eurasia International Film Festival, to be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Sept. 16-21.

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PH films in Germany, Korea

“HOW TO Disappear Completely”

Filipino filmmaker Raya Martin’s “How to Disappear Completely” will be shown at the Hamburg Film Festival in Germany from Sept. 26 to Oct. 5. The fest’s website describes Martin’s film as a “fragmentary horror (movie that) … weaves (together) elements of Southeast Asian mythology with references to classic Hollywood films. A confusing cinematic event, full of foreboding and allusion.”

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List of winners of 2013 Cinemalaya indie film fest

A promo photo of 2013 Cinemalaya best film (Directors’ Showcase) winner “Sana Dati”  PHOTO BY HUB PACHECO TAKEN FROM FACEBOOK.COM

Following is the complete list of winners of the 2013 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, which ended Sunday night:

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Restored ‘Maynila’ debuts in Cannes

Hilda Koronel is reunited with Pierre Rissient, the Frenchman who brought "Insiang" to Cannes in 1978. Photo courtesy of Tikoy Aguiluz

The premiere of the digitally restored version of Lino Brocka’s “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag,” which was held on Friday night at the Salle Buñuel of the Palais, boasted lead star Hilda Koronel as guest of honor.

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Myx TV announces tie-up with LA Asian Pacific Film Festival

LA Asian

Myx TV announces its partnership with the 29th edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) presented by Visual Communications that runs from May 2-12 at the Directors Guild of America, CGV Cinemas in Koreatown, the Tateuchi Democracy Forum in Little Tokyo.

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‘Bwakaw’ in 2 Europe festivals


Jun Robles Lana’s “Bwakaw” will be screened in two festivals in Europe. First stop is the Goteborg film fest, to be held in Sweden from Jan. 25 to Feb. 4. Then, the Cinemalaya winner, which top-bills Eddie Garcia, will also be shown at the 19th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema, set in France from Feb. 5 to 12.

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6 PH films to be shown in Rotterdam filmfest


Six Filipino films have been selected for screenings in the Rotterdam International Film Festival, to be held in the Netherlands from January 23 to February 3.

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