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International fest debuts in Gensan Tuesday

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ADJANI Arumpac’s “War is a Tender Thing”

He compares his decision to mount the first SalaMindanaw International Film Festival (SIFF) to a leap of faith.

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GMA exec says Mindanao ‘super station’ cost P70M

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CAGAYAN de Oro City—GMA 7 spent P70 million to build its third Kapuso “super station,” which is expected to service over 1.4 million TV households in northern Mindanao, network vice president for regional TV Rikki Escudero announced last weekend.   Escudero, who is also head of the network’s news and public affairs expansion and production [...]

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For Mindanao

Nora Aunor (whom filmmaker Brillante Mendoza declared “a national treasure”) on winning Best Actress in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards for “Thy Womb”: “This award is for the people of Mindanao.”

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Mindanao a film hub in the making

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SCENES from Maria Ena Aimee Lourdes Apostol-Escasa’s feature film “Asin,” shot in Iloilo

Davao is gearing up for five big film events this week, starting with the second Sineng Pambansa which opens today.   Dubbed Ikalawang Yugto, the second edition of the National Film Festival that runs until Nov. 24 marks the debut of six full-length features and three documentaries from indie filmmakers.   The full-length films in [...]

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Nora Aunor hot tip to clinch Venice’s best actress prize

Actresses Lovie Poe, Mercedes Cabral, Nora Aunor and film director Brillante Mendoza pose during the photocall of ‘Sinapupunan (Thy womb)’ during the 69th Venice Film Festival on Thursday in Venice, Italy. AFP FILE PHOTO

Multi-awarded actress Nora Aunor is a hot tip for best actress at the ongoing Venice film festival, according to critics.

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Brillante Mendoza shows different side of Mindanao

Scene from “Thy Womb”: Nora with Nurjay Sahali and Mercedes Cabral. Photo by Mark Joseph Griswold

Filipino director Brillante Mendoza wants to show a different side of Muslim communities in a conflict-torn part of the Philippines.

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Tragedy clouds CDO girl’s victory in GMA-7 talent search

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Big winner Krizza Neri with mentor Aiza Seguerra. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Two days after deadly flash floods left a swath of misery across Cagayan de Oro City, one family still found itself with a reason to celebrate.

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Maranao filmmakers have many stories to tell about Mindanao

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DIRECTOR Emman de la Cruz helps Venice Film Festival consultant Paolo Bertolin into a malong at the party after the awards. BAYANI SAN DIEGO JR.

For the first time, Sineng Pambansa included a short film competition in its program. It was propitious that the inaugural tilt (with the theme “Peace Is…”) was held in this Lanao del Sur city, home of Mindanao State University (MSU), last week.

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Sineng Pambansa goes to Mindanao

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While previous festivals were held in malls, the Sineng Pambansa edition in Lanao del Sur is going straight to the students of the Mindanao State University (MSU) in Marawi City. The Lanao del Sur Film Festival, which opens today (Wednesday) and runs till July 1, is set in two venues on campus: the Mamitua Saber [...]

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