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PH cineastes celebrate in the French Riviera

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MODEL Teresita “Tetta” Agustin and French husband Dr. Christian Baverey welcome the Filipinos to Cannes.

Delegates from all over the world toasted the Philippines in a party held on Wednesday night in a tent set up beside the home of former Givenchy model Teresita “Tetta” Agustin and her French husband Dr. Christian Baverey in the très upscale Isola Bella area in this resort city in Cote d’Azur (the French Riviera).

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“I do Bidoo Bidoo” will compete at the Far East Film Festival to be held in Udine, Italy from April 19 to 27. The movie musical, directed by Chris Martinez, is also vying for top honors at the Osaka Asian Film Festival, set in Japan next month. The Osaka website described “I Do Bidoo” as “exuberant.” “With pleasant pop tunes (of the Apo Hiking Society), the film colorfully depicts the families’ mixed feelings” over the impending marriage of teeners.

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The 1st CineFilipino: From Joma to Kitchie

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BATCH 2013: (standing, from left) Miguel Alcazaren, Ato Bautista, Mes de Guzman, Randolph Longjas and Ron Bryant; (seated, from left) Kiri and Sari Dalena, Sigrid Andrea Bernardo and Janice Y. Perez. COURTESY OF TV5 CORPORATE PR

Organizers are delighted that the eight entries in the first CineFilipino Film Festival are “diverse, novel” and offer fresh points of view.

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Nora Aunor, Eddie Garcia get Asia-Pac fest nods

NORA Aunor and Eddie Garcia  photo by arnold almacen

Two Filipinos have earned nominations for the 55th Asia Pacific Film Festival: Nora Aunor, best actress for Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s “Thy Womb;” and Eddie Garcia, best actor for Jun Robles Lana’s “Bwakaw.”

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Cannes curtain goes up with whimsy, glamour

View of one of the entrances of the "Palais des Festival" on the eve of the 65th Cannes film festival on May 15, 2012 in Cannes.     AFP PHOTO / VALEY HACHE

Kooky comedy and buffoonery are on the agenda Wednesday as the 65th Cannes Film Festival, with its trademark mix of high cinematic art and Hollywood glitz, kicks off on a light note.

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How our films will go to foreign fests

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EUGENE Domingo and Carlos Dala in “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank”

Or should that be a question? Makers of outstanding Filipino films competing in festivals abroad may not all get to make the trip, as the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is set to review its policy, created in 2007, on subsidizing their travel expenses. “A lot has happened since this policy was created,” [...]

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