Pop-rock artist Yeng Constantino has fallen in love with acting, following her screen debut in writer-director Siege Ledesma’s “Shift.” The indie movie, about an unlikely romance between two call center agents, won the Grand Prix award at the recent Osaka Asian Film Festival in Japan. “If I am offered another good acting project soon, [...]
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
First-time filmmaker Siege Ledesma was “shocked” when her debut work, “Shift,” won the Grand Prix at Osaka Asian Film Festival in Japan on March 16.
Two Filipino filmmakers topped the Osaka Asian Film Festival concluded on Sunday. Siege Ledesma’s “Shift” was Grand Prix (best picture) winner; Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo’s “Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita” won Special Mention. Jury head Eugene Domingo said “Shift” won for “simplicity, honesty and integrity in pushing boundaries.” “Cha-Cha” is a product of Cine Filipino 2013; “Shift,” of Cinema One. 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. [...]
“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.