Month: January 2016

Launch of Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival 2016

Launch of Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival 2016

Sinag Maynila founders Wilson Tieng and Brillante Mendoza with this year's five featured filmmakers. Sinag Maynila founders Wilson Tieng and Brillante Mendoza with this year’s five (5) featured filmmakers.

Sinag Maynila founders Wilson Tieng and Brillante Mendoza with this year's five (5) featured filmmakers.

Sinag Maynila founder Wilson Tieng and co-founder/ Festival Director Brillante Mendoza at the launch of Sinag Maynila 2016.

The second edition of Sinag Maynila, the film festival conceptualized by Solar’s Wilson Tieng and internationally renowned film director Brillante Ma. Mendoza, kicks off a few months from now.

Sinag Maynila debuted successfully last year and Wilson hopes it would be as successful this year. “I couldn’t help but fear otherwise,” he said.

Of course, he’s banking on the merits of the five entries to make Sinag Maynila another film event to reckon with.

At the press launch held recently at NBA Café at SM Aura, Wilson stressed the difference between Sinag Maynila and other Philippine film festivals. “We help give our film entries international exposure. Some of our entries last year have been screened in international film festivals,” he said.

They also give generous financial grants to the directors to develop their stories into full-length movies.

The five entries to this year’s Sinag Maynila are: “Mrs.” by Adolf Alix, Jr., “Expressway” by Ato Bautista, “Dyamper” by Mes de Guzman, “T.P.O” by Joselito Altarejos, and “Lila” by Gino Santos.

“Mrs.” stars Elizabeth Oropesa, Lotlot de Leon, Rosanna Roces, Anita Linda and Mark Herras. “Expressway” has Alvin Anson, Aljur Abrenica and Kiko Matos in its lead cast. “Dyamper” has Carlo Aquino in the lead, while “T.P.O,” stars Oliver Aquino, Mara Lopez, Menggie Cobarrubias and Lui Manansala. “Lila” is headlined by Janine Gutierrez, Enchong Dee and Migs Cuaderno.

The 2016 Sinag Maynila will run from April 21-26.

Source: http://www.mb.com.ph/vilma-angel-team-up-for-the-first-time/#t6TOet61Q3vBygQA.99

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Sinag Maynila 2015 IMBISIBOL, to be a part of the DLSU Freedom Film Festival

Sinag Maynila 2015 IMBISIBOL, to be a part of the DLSU Freedom Film Festival

Again, we give you this year’s OFFICIAL LIST OF FILMS for FFF4!

WEEK ONE
THURSDAY, February 4 (6pm) – English Only, Please
FRIDAY, February 5 (1pm) – Ang Kwento Nating Dalawa
FRIDAY, February 5 (5pm) – Anatomiya ng Pag-ibig
SATURDAY, February 6 (1pm) – Sleepless
SATURDAY, February 6 (5pm) – Esprit De Corps
WEEK TWO
FRIDAY, February 12 (1pm) – An Kubo Sa Kawayanan
FRIDAY, February 12 (5pm) – Apocalypse Child
SATURDAY, February 13 (1pm) – Imbisibol
SATURDAY, February 13 (5pm) – Violator
WEEK THREE
FRIDAY, February 19 (1pm) – Above The Clouds
FRIDAY, February 19 (5pm) – Kapatiran
SATURDAY, February 20 (1pm) – Honor Thy Father
SATURDAY, February 20 (5pm) – Thy Womb (Co-Presented by Iflix) – FREE ADMISSION

TICKETS ARE ALREADY AVAILABLE!
Ticket Prices:
Php 150 – TeamComm Members
Php 180 – Non-TeamComm Members and Outsiders
Php 200 – Door Charge
SPECIAL PACKAGES
Special (5 films) – Php 700
VIP (10 films) – Php 1,300

Where: Natividad Fajardo Auditorium, Bro. Andrew Gonzales Hall, De La Salle University–Manila

FOR OUTSIDERS, tickets can already be reserved HERE → http://tinyurl.com/FFF4Tickets. For those interested in watching our FREE SCREENING of Thy Womb, fill up our form HERE –> http://tinyurl.com/fff4ThyWomb

FOR DLSU STUDENTS AND PERSONNEL, visit us at SJ Walk benches 10 and 11!

We hope you’re just as excited as we are! Get ready for a FESTIVE FEBRUARY filled with films that are sure to keep you wanting for more.

Remember, FFF4 is OPEN TO EVERYONE! So make sure to bring your friends along for a fun-filled experience.

For more FFF updates, don’t forget to visit our social media accounts:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DLSUFreedomFilmFestival
Twitter: twitter.com/fff_dlsu
‪#‎FFF4ConnectingDimensions‬

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Imbisibol, Sinag Maynila 2015 Best Picture to compete at the Festival International des Cinemas d’Asie de Vesoul (France)

Imbisibol, Sinag Maynila 2015 Best Picture to compete at the Festival International des Cinemas d’Asie de Vesoul (France)

Imbisibol, Sinag Maynila 2015 Best Picture, is in Competition at the Festival International des Cinemas d’Asie de Vesoul (France)
Set in the early 1990s Japan involving overseas Filipino workers facing deportation ‪

#‎SinagMaynila2016

News Link: http://www.cinemas-asie.com/en/?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1685%3Ainvisible&Itemid=470

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56th Cartagena International Film Festival

56th Cartagena International Film Festival

The 56th edition of the Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI) will take place on March 2-7 and will feature a tribute to Brillante Mendoza, one of the most prolific and influential filmmakers to come out of the Philippines in recent years. Audacious and highly original, at 55 Mendoza has already garnered awards at the world’s most prestigious festivals, from Cannes and Berlin to Locarno and Venice. With the support of Revista Kinetoscopio, this year FICCI audiences can enjoy nine of his most highly acclaimed films and talk to him in person at Salon FICCI.
Mendoza (Philippines,1960) started out as a production designer for film and theater and also worked as an art director on commercials. It wasn’t until 2005, at age 45, that he directed his first feature film, The Masseur (Masahista). Influenced by neorealism, yet deeply personal, his debut marked the beginning of a successful career. In just ten years, Mendoza has directed no less than 20 films that have taken home awards on the international festival circuit.

Unafraid to tackle topics more commercial filmmakers tend to avoid, like the harsh reality of life in the more marginalized sectors of Filipino society, Mendoza portrays his characters with a fresh eye that transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. The critics have applauded the refreshing darkness and sensuality of his style, characterized by grainy textures and a hand-held camera. His is a socially engaged cinema that incorporates thought-provoking experiences that move the spectator; an instinctive type of filmmaking that oftentimes discards the screenplay in the interests of greater spontaneity and realism.

FICCI 56 brings audiences an exclusive selection of nine of Mendoza’s feature films, none of which has been screened before at movie theaters in Colombia: The Masseur (Masahista, 2005), which won a Golden Leopard at the Locarno Festival in Switzerland; Summer Heat (Kaleldo, 2006), Manoro, 2006 and Foster Child, 2007, award-winning films about prostitution and grieving, the foster care system, family ties and traditional trades. Audiences can also see the films that won him awards for two years running at Cannes: Service (Serbis, 2008), a family drama about bigamy, incest and unwanted pregnancy set in an old movie theater, and Kinatay, 2009—which earned him Best Director—about a young man who is about to get married, but who becomes entangled in a ruthless crime in an effort to get hold of some extra cash.

Completing the round-up are Lola (2009) and Thy Womb (Sinapupunan, 2012) which competed for a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and his latest release Trap (Taklub), which won the Ecumenical Jury Prize-Special Mention in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes in 2015. Recently decorated a Chevalier des Arts et des Letters by the French government, Mendoza is one of the most prominent directors of the so-called “Third Golden Age” of Filipino cinema, along with the director Lav Diaz.

Register HERE to make sure you don’t miss this and everything else FICCI 56 has to offer!

Repost from the festival website.

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Sinag Maynila 2016 teaser

Sinag Maynila 2016 teaser

Solar Entertainment Corporation together with renowned director Brillante Mendoza launched this film festival that aims to support local independent cinema. This is their second year.

After a successful run last March, the films have gone on to garner attention both in the country and abroad thanks to their compelling narrative.

The 2nd Sinag Maynila Film Festival will run in April 21-26, 2016. The line-up for the second batch consists Ato Bautista, Mes De Guzman, Adolf Alix Jr., Jay Altarejos and Gino Santos.

For more updates, look for Sinag Maynila on Facebook (SinagMaynila),
Twitter (@sinagmaynila), and Instagram (@sinagmaynila).

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