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Joseph Israel Laban’s “Nuwebe” is competing in the Queens World Film Festival in New York City. An entry in last year’s Cinemalaya, “Nuwebe” is nominated in four categories: Best Narrative Feature, Best Director of a Narrative Feature (Laban), Best Actress (Barbara Miguel) and Best Actor (Jake Cuenca).
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
Filipino filmmaker Joselito “Jay” Altarejos hailed his Berlin experience as “exhilarating and heartwarming,” despite the freezing weather in Germany. Altarejos’ “Unfriend” had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival (also known as the Berlinale) last Feb. 8. He attended the top-tier fest with lead actor Sandino Martin, producer Mark Fabilla and cinematographer [...]
Joseph Israel Laban’s “Nuwebe” will compete in various film festivals in the next two months. After the Jozi fest in South Africa (Feb. 21-23), “Nuwebe” goes to the Queens World Film Fest in New York (March 4-9), the Rome Int’l Film Fest (March 16-23) in Italy, CinemAsia Film Fest in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (April 1-6) [...]
Filipino teener Sandy Talag won Best Actress for Jacco Groen’s “Lilet Never Happened” at the Jaipur International Film Festival, in India (Feb. 1-5). The 15-year-old Talag won in Oaxaca (Best Actress) and Manhattan (Best Ensemble) fests. She’s an honoree in the 2013 Inquirer Indie Bravo Awards. Bayani San Diego Jr.
Five Filipino films will be screened at the Osaka Asian Film Festival, in Japan (March 7-16). Three will be in competition: Jerrold Tarog’s “Sana Dati,” Sigrid Andrea Bernardo’s “Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita” and Siege Ledesma’s “Shift.” Also to be screened are Leo Abaya’s “Instant Mommy” and Mike Livelo’s “Blue Bustamante.” Bayani San Diego Jr. [...]
US director Richard Linklater drew a rapturous reception at the Berlin film festival Thursday for his groundbreaking coming-of-age movie “Boyhood”, made over more than a decade with the same actors.
Filipino Mikhail Red’s “Rekorder” is competing in the 31st Annonay International First Film Festival, ongoing in France until Feb. 17. An entry in last year’s Cinemalaya, Red’s first full-length feature film is up against movies from Germany, Canada, Israel, France, among others. Bayani San Diego Jr.
EUGENE Domingo is nominated for Best Actress at the Asian Film Awards for Jun Robles Lana’s “Mga Kuwentong Barbero.” Uge (Domingo’s nickname) is the only Filipino competing in the awards derby. She won Best Actress at the Tokyo International Film Festival for the same film last year. Bayani San Diego Jr.
The World Indie Film Festival is accepting entries for its fourth year of showcasing works from various parts of the world.
The annual Berlin International Film Festival is opening with a trip back to pre-World War II Europe as Wes Anderson presents his new movie, “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
Filipino filmmaker Shireen Seno’s project “Nervous Translation” is one of the three recipients of the Global Film Initiative grant at the Cinemart, held during the Rotterdam International Film Festival in the Netherlands. The project will receive US$10,000 from Global Film Initiative.
Mitt Romney surprised filmgoers when he came to the Salt Lake City premiere of “MITT,” the documentary that tracks his run for the presidency. But he declined to share what he thought about the movie afterward, even with the filmmaker behind it.