Brillante Mendoza, HISTORY Maker Awardee

Brillante Mendoza, HISTORY Maker Awardee

Manila makes History again at the History Con 2017. Precluding the official closing ceremony, as part of HISTORY’s 10th anniversary celebration in Asia, Filipino luminaries were honoured for their significant contributions to the nation’s life and culture with the inaugural HISTORY Maker Awards. The award ceremony was ignited with the stellar attendance of the awardees, …

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Brillante Mendoza directs Duterte’s SONA production again pro bono

Brillante Mendoza directs Duterte’s SONA production again pro bono

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar has tapped Brillante Mendoza to direct the production of President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) for the second time. Like in 2016, the 2009 Cannes Film Festival Best Director is offering his service again pro bono.   At first, Andanar was hesitant to ask …

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Brillante Mendoza Presents: Kadaugan

Brillante Mendoza Presents: Kadaugan

Portraying the roots of Filipino traditions in courtship and hospitality, “Kadaugan” is yet another dauntless television masterpiece by Brillante Mendoza which reflects TV5’s strong commitment as a TV network that provides differentiated entertainment. Catch Brillante Mendoza Presents: Kadaugan on July 30, after Turning Point on TV5. The episode shows the Filipinos’ high hopes and faith …

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Brillante Mendoza, Lav Diaz join Academy Class of 2017

Brillante Mendoza, Lav Diaz join Academy Class of 2017

Internationally acclaimed Filipino filmmakers Brillante Mendoza and Lav Diaz are among the 774 new members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Hailing from 57 countries, the new members bring the organization’s Class of 2017 to a total of approximately 8,500 members. This is part of the move of the AMPAS to …

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Brillante Mendoza’s ‘Ma’ Rosa’ receives multiple Gawad Urian 2017 nominations

Brillante Mendoza’s ‘Ma’ Rosa’ receives multiple Gawad Urian 2017 nominations

The 2017 Gawad Urian nominees have been announced. Among the films with multiple nominations is “Ma’ Rosa” by Brillante Mendoza. “Ma’ Rosa” was filmed in Mandaluyong City in 2015. It made its debut at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and was the Philippines’ entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Awards. One of …

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BRILLANTE MENDOZA PRESENTS: ANAK

BRILLANTE MENDOZA PRESENTS: ANAK

Shot during the Obando Fertility Rites Director: Brillante Ma Mendoza Scriptwriter: Arianna Martinez Creative Consultant: Armando “Bing” Lao Malaking biyaya na maituturing ang mabigyan sila ng anak na ipinagdarasal. Ngunit paano kung maglaro ang tadhana, at ang ngiting abot-langit ay mapalitan ng luhang walang kasing pait? Abangan ang natatanging pagganap nina Romnick Sarmenta, Harlene Bautista, …

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Contemporary Philippine Cinema

Contemporary Philippine Cinema

MoMA presents a survey of Philippine film from around 2000 to the present, a period known as the Third Golden Age of Philippine cinema (following the first golden age, in the 1950s, and the second, from the 1970s to the early 1980s). The Philippines’ current wave of sustained creativity is unusual in its diversity of …

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Brillante joins Cannes 70th anniversary photo call

Brillante joins Cannes 70th anniversary photo call

  Organizers describe it as “quite a family portrait.” This photo call to end all photo calls was organized to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival. For this “exceptional” photo call, 113 screen luminaries from all over the globe were invited “to pay tribute to the fest”: former Palme d’Or winners (who …

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Patron of La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français

Patron of La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français

Brillante Mendoza is the 2017 patron of La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français (formerly known as the Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde). This choice shows the Institut français’s commitment to cultural diversity and dialogue, which are central to its activities. Brillante Mendoza, who follows in the footsteps of Jia Zhang-Ke, is one of Asia’s most …

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