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‘Quick Change wins in Taiwan

MIMI Juareza in “Quick Change,” Cinemalaya

Eduardo Roy Jr.’s “Quick Change” won the Netpac prize at the Taipei Golden Horse (Taiwan) Film Festival last Wednesday. The jury cited the film “for its audacious and touching performances… [its] depiction of a warped yet bracingly realistic world in an unvarnished style.” The Cinemalaya film is also competing at the 8th Five Flavors fest in Warsaw and in São Paulo and Paris later this month.

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Looking for the next Coco Martin

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RAPPER Blakdyak     photo:bayani san diego jr.

Every year since the Cinemalaya auditions started in 2006, the independent film festival has attracted a steadily growing crowd of aspirants.

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15 PH films in UAE event

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A Filipino filmmaker, an Oscar winner and a Cannes honoree picked the movies for the “biggest cultural event in the Arab world.”   Indie director Khavn de la Cruz will premiere his new film “Aklat ng Bagyo at Dilim (The Book of Storms and Darkness)” at the 11th Sharjah Biennial, set in the United Arab […]

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Two PH filmmakers in HK financing forum

Filipino writer and director Jun Robles Lana. AP FILE PHOTO

Two Filipino filmmakers, Lawrence Fajardo and Jun Robles Lana, have made it to this year’s Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum, one of Asia’s “most prominent co-production platforms.” Fajardo’s “One Thousand” and Lana’s “Barber’s Tales” were selected to be part of the pitching forum. “Only 25 forthcoming projects have been chosen for this event,” Lana […]

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‘Bwakaw’ leads 2012’s bumper crop of cinematic gems

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MUHLACH AND VELASQUEZ. Their acclaimed rom-com defies formula.

About 150 local movies were shown last year, but many of them were screened “only” in film festivals. Cinemalaya, still the country’s premier indie showcase, has become more accessible, because of its satellite screenings at Greenbelt and TriNoma.

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