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‘Lumpia 2’ reaches Kickstarter goal of $50k in dramatic finish

Kickstarter poster for “Lumpia.”

In a suspenseful finish, the creators of “Lumpia 2,” an action comedy movie sequel to the “ultimate homemade” film “Lumpia,” reached their fund-raising goal of $50,000 on Kickstarter before the midnight Sept. 10 deadline.

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PH indies in Sundance–and Slamdance

John Arcilla on the red carpet

Filipino artists were spotted on the red carpet of two indie film events in the United States recently.

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MMFF indies come into their own

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The Metro Manila Film Festival began fielding indies in 2010. On its third year, the film event’s New Wave category finally comes into its own, with five entries that, while flawed, are as thematically provocative as they are deliciously diverse.

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10 indies vie for Best Picture Award in 35th Gawad Urian

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CINEMA One channel head Ronald Arguelles, second from left, with Manunuri president Dr. Grace Javier-Alfonso, center, and Manunuri members (from right) Dr. Nicanor Tiongson, Dr. Bien Lumbera and Tito Valiente. PHOTO BY ALLAN SANCON

Ten independently produced films are competing for the 35th Gawad Urian’s Best Picture Award. The event is hosted annually by the film critics group Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino, and produced by cable channel Cinema One.

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The first ‘indies’

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Indies or independent (non-major studio-financed) movies are the rage and the local film scene’s “saving factor.” But it would do us good to realize that the indie film “fever” is not just of current or recent coinage. In fact, most of the country’s first movie producers started out as makers of “indie” films. If you [...]

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