Filipino filmmaker Marie Jamora’s “Ang Nawawala (What Isn’t There)” will compete in the Slamdance Film Festival to be held in Park City, Utah from Jan. 18 to 24. The Slamdance website described the Cinemalaya film as a “lyrical exploration of love, music and expression.” Envisioned as an alternative to the Sundance indie fest, Slamdance’s goal is “to showcase exhilarating filmmaking with a revolutionary take on our world,” said Peter Baxter, Slamdance president and cofounder. Bayani San Diego Jr.
By Rito P. Asilo
The beginning of our Cinemalaya movie marathon this year was far from auspicious. Last Saturday, at Greenbelt, the first two screenings we attended (Loy Arcenas’ “Requieme” and Mes de Guzman’s “Diablo”) stopped after 20 minutes, so we decided to refund our ticket for the third title on our list, because we didn’t want to risk another annoying no-show —which was a pity, because both films began exceedingly well.
By Rica Arevalo
Music video and television commercial director, Marie Jamora, makes her feature-length directorial debut with “Ang Nawawala” at the 2012 Cinemalaya film fest.
By Marinel R. Cruz
Raising the money to make indie films is a problem that filmmakers always wrestle with. But still they persist in what they do because they are happy with the results.