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5 awards for Lav at Locarno fest

LAV DIAZ and his Golden Leopard in Locarno AP

Apart from winning the Golden Leopard (Best Film) and Boccalino d’Oro (for lead actress Hazel Orencio), Lav Diaz’s “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon” won three other awards at the 67th Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland. Diaz’s five-and-a-half-hour epic also won the Fipresci International Film Critics’ Prize, the Junior Jury/Environment is Quality of Life Prize and the International Federation of Film Societies’ (IFFS) Don Quixote Prize. “We had a problem in packing all those awards,” said Diaz.

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No drag: Levity and selfies at indie awards

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Nora Aunor-0813

In spite of one huge dark cloud—widespread protests against the YouTube uploading of past films—a buoyant indie weather prevailed on Sunday evening throughout the Cinemalaya awards rites at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

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New breed, new perspectives

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Cinemalaya X’s New Breed filmmakers offer a varied playlist—stories and territories at once familiar and strange.

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Premier indie fest marks eventful first decade

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GUILLEN AND COJUANGCO. Prime movers.

Congratulations to the Cinemalaya indie film festival for marking its full decade of existence this year. In a ningas cogon land characterized by well-meaning movements that don’t have the energy to go the distance and typically sputter out after only a couple of years, Cinemalaya’s longevity is a tribute to the validity and vitality of its reason for being, and to the stick-to-it-iveness of its founders, led by Tonyboy Cojuangco and Laurice Guillen.

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‘Sapi’ in UP

Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s “Sapi” will have its final screenings at the Cine Adarna of the University of the Philippines in Diliman tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

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