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PH film closes rainbow fest

The director of the best film "Ang Huling Chacha ni Anita," Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo

Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo’s “Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita” was the closing film at the 10th Kagawa Rainbow Film Festival in Japan last Sunday.

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‘Purok 7’ wins in Frankfurt

CARLO Obispo’s “Purok 7”

Filipino filmmaker Carlo Obispo’s “Purok 7” won Best Full-Length Feature at the Lucas Children’s Film Festival in Frankfurt, Germany (Sept. 21 to 29).

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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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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

MYLENE Dizon in Milo Sogueco’s “Mariquina”

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

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