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. [...]
“I do Bidoo Bidoo” will compete at the Far East Film Festival to be held in Udine, Italy from April 19 to 27. The movie musical, directed by Chris Martinez, is also vying for top honors at the Osaka Asian Film Festival, set in Japan next month. The Osaka website described “I Do Bidoo” as “exuberant.” “With pleasant pop tunes (of the Apo Hiking Society), the film colorfully depicts the families’ mixed feelings” over the impending marriage of teeners.