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Ma ‘Rosa Exhibit opens at SM Lanang Premier

Ma ‘Rosa Exhibit opens at SM Lanang Premier

Following its premiere, the highly-anticipated indie film, Ma ‘Rosa, launched its photo exhibit at SM Lanang Premier last June 22.

The exhibit opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony headed by Director Brillante Mendoza, Jaclyn Jose and Andi Eigenmann together with Councilor Mabel Acosta, Ms. Millie Dizon of SM Supermalls and Mr. Junjie Crisante of SM Lanang Premier.

Showcased in the photo exhibit are the casts’ experiences in the 2016 Cannes Film Festival as well as the stills from the movie.

The photo exhibit will last until the 2nd week of July.

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(Ma ‘Rosa photo exhibit ribbon-cutting ceremony at SM Lanang)

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(Cast and characters of Ma’ Rosa displayed in the exhibit)

Ma’ Rosa in Davao

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(Ma ‘Rosa stills displayed in the exhibit)

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(Ms. Jaclyn Jose, Direk Brillante Mendoza & Ms. Andi Eigenmann standees at SM Lanang)

Ma ‘Rosa will be showing in cinemas nationwide on July 6.

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What To Expect of Ma ‘Rosa

What To Expect of Ma ‘Rosa

Brillante Mendoza has once again made the Filipinos proud when his latest film got selected in Cannes Film Festival 2016. Despite not getting the grandest awards in the said Film Festival, the film did not disappoint after actress Jaclyn Jose bagged the Best Actress Award. The raw emotions that Brillante Mendoza gets from his actors are the fruits of his unique way of creating a film. His subjects touching the most controversial but truthful conditions of the Philippines let the spectators see the beauty in the ugly truth of politics and society in the country.

Ma ‘Rosa depicts the life of a mother who owns a sari-sari store in the slums of Mandaluyong. Her store is a front to cover her drug-dealing business with her husband to support their four children. The elements seen in the film are just symptoms of poverty. With its premiere in Davao on June 21, we are hoping that newly elected President Rodrigo Duterte pays close attention. As what the director usually says, he films what he sees. His films just shows how badly we need someone with courage, strength and, initiative to eradicate crimes such as corruption and finally, if not end, but at least lessen the poverty rate.

Brillante Mendoza continues to amaze us with these “found stories” that are too factual to a fault. His films would make us think, “Is it really more fun in the Philippines?” It is true that to see is to believe and films like Ma ‘Rosa should serve as an eye-opener.

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Ma’Rosa cast and crew attends Europe Day

Ma’Rosa cast and crew attends Europe Day

The cast of Ma’Rosa, the official entry of Director Brillante Mendoza to the 69th Cannes Film Festival, attended Europe Day on May 5, thursday night, it is originally celebrated at the 9th of may, but due to the upcoming elections it was moved.

On its 25th anniversary the delegation of the European Union at Dusit Thani Hotel, Ayala Center Makati, Philippines, gave the acclaimed director recognition by Ambassador Franz Jenssen. Awarded for being one of the representatives of the Philippines at the Cannes Film Festival and for strengthening the ties of EU and the country.

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(Head of delegations, Ambassador Franz Jenssen with renowned director Brillante Mendoza – Photo by Carlo Camilo Valenzona)

“This is the first time that I had a collaboration with EU and I’m very glad that they got in touch with me to be a partner with them, so that they could also promote my film. They have a lot of plans about my film, they have a lot of plans about artistic collaboration. There is no concrete details yet about the plan, but I’m really looking forward to it”, said Mendoza. (EagleNewsPH)

He is also part of the launch of the an application called “e for u” that night, a comprehensive information hub about the EU for android and apple users.

“Serbis” was the first film Brillante entered at Cannes, last 2008, which was nominated for the coveted Palme d’Or (Golden Palm), this will be his 4th film since then.

Along with the cast and crew, they will be attending the Cannes Film Festival that will be held at France, on May 11 to 22.

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Filipino Filmmaker competes for the main entry at the 69th Cannes Film Festival

Filipino Filmmaker competes for the main entry at the 69th Cannes Film Festival

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(Photos courtesy of Festival de Cannes Page Officielle and Filippinsk Film Festival official page)

Award-winning film director, Brillante Mendoza releases a new film that will be showcase at the 69th Cannes Film Festival held at France. Entitled “Ma’Rosa”, it tells a story about a married couple that owns a sari-sari store in Manila, that they use as a cover-up in selling an illegal drug called Methamphetamines. One night their neighbor begs Rosa to sell him a small pack of the drug, without knowing that it was a buy-bust operation that would lead to Rosa and Nestor’s warrantless arrest by the police.

One of his accomplishments at the Cannes Film Festival was winning Best Director for his film “Kinatay” last 2009.

Starring Jaclyn Jose, Julio Diaz, Felix Roco, Jomari Angeles and Andi Eigenmann. “Ma’ Rosa” is a CenterStage Productions as produced by Larry Castillo.

 

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Sinag Maynila Winners

Sinag Maynila Winners

JURY:

FULL LENGTH:

Lav Diaz – Philippines, (Head of Jury)
Ishizaka Kenji – Japan
Philip Cheah – Singapore
Roger Garcia – Hong Kong

SHORT FILM:

Mark Meily (Head of Jury)
Jose Javier Reyes
Raymond Red

LIST OF WINNERS:

Best Film: MRS.

Best Actress: Elizabeth Oropesa – MRS.

Best Actor: Alvin Anson – Expressway

Best Director: Adolfo Alix Jr. – MRS.

Best Screenplay: Archie Del Mundo and Joselito Altarejos – T.P.O.

Best Cinematography: Albert Banzon – MRS.

Best Production Design: Marielle Hizon – Lila

Best Editing: Benjamin Tolentino – Expressway

Best Musical Score: Francis De Veyra – Expressway

Best Sound: Drew Milallos – T.P.O

Blink Box Office Film: Lila

SM People’s Choice Award: Lila

Short Film 1st Place: Apuhap: Rafphael R. Evangelista
Short Films Runner-Up:
Ang Kapinunan Kan Mga Alon Sa Danaw (Where The Lake’s Ripple’s Begin; 2nd and 3rd Place) – Jennifer Lyn M. Romano
The Foreseeing (2nd and 3rd Place) -Daniel Morial & Justine Therese B. Ordeniza

Samsung CinePhone 1st Place: 99% – John Paolo S. Barcena
Samsung CinePhone 2nd Place: Litrato ng Nakaraan – Angelika Deofilo, Danilo Garcia, Samantha Mariano
Samsung CinePhone 3rd Place: Espayb
Jacqueline Hidalgo, Jessica Rubete, Ebone Cimafranca, Juselle Roble

Best Actress and Best Film – MRS. ‪#‎SinagMaynila2016‬

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Best Actor – Alvin Anson (Expressway) ‪#‎SinagMaynila2016‬

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Best Director – MRS. (Adolf Alix Jr.) ‪#‎SinagMaynila2016‬ ‪#‎GabiNgParangal‬

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SM People’s Choice Award – LILA ‪#‎SinagMaynila2016‬

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Blink Box Office Film – LILA ‪#‎SinagMaynila2016‬

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Best Screenplay – TPO ‪#‎SinagMaynila2016‬ ‪#‎GabiNgParangal‬

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Best Production Design – LILA ‪#‎SinagMaynila2016‬

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Best Cinematography – MRS. ‪#‎SinagMaynila2016‬

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Best Editing – Expressway #‎SinagMaynila2016‬ ‪#‎gabiNgParangal‬

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Best Musical Score – Expressway ‪#‎SinagMaynila‬ ‪#‎GabiNgParangal‬

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Best Sound – TPO ‪#‎SinagMaynila2016‬ ‪#‎Gabingparangal‬

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Sinag Maynila Winners

Sinag Maynila Winners

As we draw the festival to a close, we recognize this year’s winners and look forward as we continue to promote independent Filipino films here and abroad. Rest assured, the Sinag Maynila team will keep you posted. Thanks again for your support! Share the news and congratulate the winners!

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Radio guesting with prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde and Festival Director Brillante Mendoza and Sinag Maynila CEO/Founder Mr. Wilson Tieng

Radio guesting with prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde and Festival Director Brillante Mendoza and Sinag Maynila CEO/Founder Mr. Wilson Tieng

Prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde interviewed Sinag Maynila Festival Director Brillante Mendoza & CEO and Founder Mr. Wilson Tieng in her program Art 2 Art, simulcast on DZRH and cable television RHTV, which will air this Sunday, April 17, 3:30 PM to 4 PM. Don’t miss it! smile emoticonsm

 

Sinag Maynila 2016 will run from April 21-26, 2016 at select SM Cinemas.

Visit our website: http://sinagmaynilafilmfestival.com/
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/SinagMaynila
Follow us on Twitter and on Instagram: @SinagMaynila

 

 

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STATUS MAGAZINE: Brillante Mendoza Reels in on How To Keep Filmmaking Interesting

STATUS MAGAZINE: Brillante Mendoza Reels in on How To Keep Filmmaking Interesting

STATUS Magazine caught up with Sinag Maynila Festival Director Brillante Mendoza to know his thoughts on how to be able to make a film worth watching.

 

Celebrated Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza is pretty excited about the second year of Sinag Maynila, an independent film festival that he’s spearheading together with Solar Entertainment Corporation’s Wilson Tieng. Drawing almost a hundred submissions, they had to cut it down to only five entries. The festival will commence on April 21 and will end on April 26.

We caught up with the very busy director to give us his thoughts on how to be able to make a film worth watching.–N’DEN

– See more at: http://statusmagonline.com/brillante-mendoza-reels-in-on-how-to-keep-filmmaking-interesting/#sthash.NyGDhz2P.dpu

 

 

Sinag Maynila 2016 will run from April 21-26, 2016 at select SM Cinemas.

Visit our website: http://sinagmaynilafilmfestival.com/
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/SinagMaynila
Follow us on Twitter and on Instagram: @SinagMaynila

 

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DLIST: ‪#‎SINAGMAYNILA2016‬: COMPLETE LIST OF ENTRIES AND TRAILERS

DLIST: ‪#‎SINAGMAYNILA2016‬: COMPLETE LIST OF ENTRIES AND TRAILERS

SINAG MAYNILA 2016: COMPLETE LIST OF ENTRIES AND TRAILERS

4/12/2016

Out of supposedly 104 script entries submitted, only 5 finalists made it to the second annual Sinag Maynila Film Festival – a grant-giving indie fest which is a creation of Cannes Best Director Brillante Mendoza, in association with Solar Entertainment and SM Malls. Compared to last year’s edition, Mendoza said in a presscon held last week that the second outing will feature more diverse selections in terms of genre, while mostly retaining the focus on films with independent vision and social relevance.

Sinag Maynila will officially commence on April 21, 2016 and will conclude on April 26, with venues from participating SM Cinemas (SM North EDSA • SM Megamall • SM Mall of Asia • SM Aura • SM Manila). No tickets are being sold yet, but a Sinag Maynila ePlus Kit is currently being distributed for 699 pesos (which includes 5 individual film tickets, opening ceremony ticket, closing film ceremony ticket, Brillante Mendoza Film Appreciation ticket, and a movie access from the VOD website Blink).

More on the article http://www.dlist.ph/2016/04/sinag-maynila-2016-complete-list-of.html

 

Sinag Maynila 2016 will run from April 21-26, 2016 at select SM Cinemas.

Visit our website: http://sinagmaynilafilmfestival.com/
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/SinagMaynila
Follow us on Twitter and on Instagram: @SinagMaynila

 

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