Category: Film Festival

Brillante Mendoza Film Festival in SM Cauayan [Photos]

Brillante Mendoza Film Festival in SM Cauayan [Photos]

On October 5-6, the Brillante Mendoza Film Festival was held in SM Cauayan, Isabela.

The film Bambanti was screened to over 4,000 students.

October 5-6, 2015

Cinema 5 and Cinema 6

SM City Cauayan

 BAMBANTI is a film from Sinag Maynila directed by Zig Dulay.

The search for a missing watch instigates the painful quest for truth in Belyn’s life.
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Brillante Mendoza gets achievement award in Russia

Brillante Mendoza gets achievement award in Russia

Published on Tuesday, October 6 in The Philippine Star, page C-6

by: Celso de Guzman Caparas

Brillante Mendoza received the Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award in the 25th International Film Festival “Message to Man” in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he headed the main competition jury.

Mendoza’s masterpieces Lola, Kinatay and Taklub were showcased in the festival. He was also invited to a Master Class at St. Petersburg State Institute of Film and Television.

The international competitive documentary, short and animated film festival was founded by the Council of Ministers of the USSR, Ministry of Cultural Affairs of the USSR, Goskino of the USSR, the USSR Union of Filmmakers, Gosteleradio of the USSR and the Executive Committee of Lensoviet, and supported by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Russian Federation, St. Petersburg City Government and Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg. Ninety films from 45 countries participated in this year’s nine-day festival, from Sept. 25 to Oct. 3.

Meanwhile, Taklub will grace four international film festivals this month, namely:

20th Busan International Film Festival, Window on Asian Cinema Section, Oct. 1 to 10 in Korea;

15th Beirut International Film Festival, Panorama Section, Oct. 7 to 15 in Lebanon;

59th London Film Festival by the British Film Institute, Debate Section, Oct. 7 to 18 in United Kingdom;

and 28th Tokyo International Film Festival, Crosscut Section, Oct. 22 to 31 in Japan.Brillante Mendoza gets achievement award in Russia

 

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Brillante Mendoza receives Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award from Message2man

Brillante Mendoza receives Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award from Message2man

Good news to all!

Brillante Mendoza receives the Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award from The International Film Festival “Message to Man

He serves as this years’ PresOutstanding Artistic Achievement Awardident of Jury. Message to Man is the only international documentary, short, animated and experimental film festival in Russia officially registered by FIAPF. It has more than 20 years’ history and it has always been a very significant event in the Russian cinema culture.

Every year the Festival presents over 30 Russian premieres. More than 200 films from around the world are screened in the competition and special programs. On average the festival receives about 3000 films for selection each year.

This year is the anniversary of the festival – Message to Man which was founded 25 years ago and for all this time this festival was showing the viewers only the best documentary, short, animated and experimental films.

Screening of his films includes Taklub, Lola and Kinatay.

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TAKLUB – International Film Festivals

TAKLUB – International Film Festivals

After its successful world premiere at the recent 68th Cannes International Film Festival.

TAKLUB is reaching its global stature in the upcoming four international film festivals in South Korea, Britain, Lebanon, and Japan Since France, TAKLUB has been showcased as well in Poland, Finland, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Russia.

TAKLUB got Ecumenical Jury Mention at this years Cannes.

The Ecumenical Jury gives special attention to works of artistic quality that are testimonies ‘to the power of film to reveal the mysterious depths of human beings and the complexity of our society.

Source: TAKLUB-starring-Ms-Nora-Aunor page

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TAKLUB in 28th Tokyo International Film Festival

TAKLUB in 28th Tokyo International Film Festival

Brillante Mendoza’s TAKLUB (2015) and ‘Thy Womb’ (2012) are among the 10 Filipino films selected to be showcased at the Asia Crosscut section of the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival.


 

The 10 Filipino films are:

Balikbayan #1 Memories of Overdevelopment Redux III – Kidlat Tahimik

Balut Country – Paul Sta. Ana (Sinag Maynila)

Kid Kulafu – Paul Soriano

Himala [Digitally Restored Version] – Ishmael Bernal

Taklub – Brillante Mendoza

Foster Child – Brillante Mendoza

Thy Womb – Brillante Mendoza

Serbis – Brillante Mendoza

Lola – Brillante Mendoza

Imbisibol – Lawrence Fajardo (Sinag Maynila)

The 28th TIFF will take place October 22-31, 2015 at Roppongi Hills, Shinjuku Wald 9, Shinjuku Piccadilly, TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku and other theaters in Tokyo.

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Brillante Mendoza in St. Petersburg, Russia [PHOTOS]

Brillante Mendoza in St. Petersburg, Russia [PHOTOS]

Interview with international press

Brillante Mendoza, together with Vladimir Posner serves as chairman for the critics jury at ‪Message To Man‬ International Film Festival, an international competitive documentary, short and animated film festival held annually in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Message to Man is the only international documentary, short, animated and experimental film festival in Russia officially registered by FIAPF. It has more than 20 years’ history and it has always been a very significant event in the Russian cinema culture.

Every year the Festival presents over 30 Russian premieres. More than 200 films from around the world are screened in the competition and special programs. On average the festival receives about 3000 films for selection each year.
This year is the anniversary of the festival – Message to Man which was founded 25 years ago and for all this time this festival was showing the viewers only the best documentary, short, animated and experimental films.
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Head Jury – Message To Man‬ International Film Festival

Head Jury – Message To Man‬ International Film Festival

Message To Man International Film Festival main competition jury will be headed by the Filipino director Brillante Mendoza, with Vladimir Posner serving as chairman for the critics jury.

90 films from 45 countries will screen in the programme which includes competition sections for feature films, documentaries and experimental cinema.

Message to Man is an international competitive documentary, short and animated film festival held annually in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Brillante Mendoza has been a head jury in festivals like Festival del film Locarno, Vesoul, and Singapore International Film Festival among others.

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Sarajevo Film Festival Tribute

Sarajevo Film Festival Tribute

This year, Sarajevo Film Festival is honored to pay tribute to one of the most original and prolific contemporary filmmakers- Philippine director Brillante Mendoza.

Mendoza does not shy away from difficult subjects. In his films, he has tackled issues such as incest, bigamy, crime or prostitution. His great skill is in portraying the everyday hardship of Filipino people with authenticity and originality, thereby also successfully resisting the pitfalls of banality. Taking full advantage of what new possibilities lightweight cinema has to offer, he imbues his films with a sensuality that seamlessly transports an audience into a completely different yet tangible reality.

The SFF tribute to Brillante Mendoza allows audiences to take a voyage across Mendoza’s work, marked by striking examples of how close he comes to blurring the lines between fiction and documentary, and of the political motivations that inspire his filmmaking.

Sarajevo Film Festival dates: August 14-22, 2015

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Taklub in Gijón International Film Festival

Taklub in Gijón International Film Festival

Brillante Ma Mendoza’s “Taklub” will be shown at the 53rd Gijón International Film Festival, in Spain, from Nov. 20 to 28.

In past editions, such “revered” filmmakers as Abbas Kiarostami, Tsai Ming-liang, Claire Denis, Aki Kaurismaki graced the festival. Mendoza attended the Gijón fest as its guest of honor last year.

“Taklub” premiered in the Un Certain Regard of Cannes where it won the Ecumenical Jury Prize-Special Mention.

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Sinag Maynila graces the 20th French Film Festival (VIDEO)

Sinag Maynila graces the 20th French Film Festival (VIDEO)

In Photo:
French Ambassador Gilles Garachon, FDCP Chairman Briccio Santos, Senator Loren Legarda, Superstar Nora Aunor, Director Brillante Mendoza

Last June 3. Solar Entertainment Corporation graced the opening of the 20th French Film Festival where Sinag Maynila festival director Brillante Mendoza opened the event with his most recent Cannes entry “Taklub” which won a special mention from the Ecumenical Jury.

‘Cannes was really a great experience’ – Taklub entourage

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